First meeting of Spring 2012 semester this Friday, Jan. 20th

January 18, 2012

 

The first Physics Journal Club talk of this semester will be held this Friday, Jan. 20, at 3:45 PM in the Globe Room of the Elvey Building.

 

Title: Cyberinfrastructure: Data Sharing - Now and in the Future

 

Speaker: Karen Remick (IARC Data Center)

 

Abstract:

 

This short talk contrasts the current way of sharing data with the NSF’s vision of future scientific research through the expansion of cyberinfrastructure. Interdisciplinary work is becoming more important and the dominant current data sharing method (knowing someone who knows someone who has data) does not allow researchers access to all relevant data and expertise. I’ll explain the NSF EarthCube vision for data sharing which addresses this issue, discuss what we need to do to realize this vision on both large and small scales, and the rewards the individual researcher can expect from participating. This talk includes how the services offered by the IARC data center help to realize NSF’s vision. A portion of this presentation is a group discussion on how NSF’s vision would impact the research of audience members; allowing the communities’ needs to help steer IARC’s cyberinfrastructure development by suggesting future services and helping to determine priorities.

 

More information about this week’s presentation can be found here.

 

The schedule for the full semester of events can be viewed here.

 

There are still many slots for presentations during this semester. Please let me know if you would like to volunteer. Also, if you have a visitor, it would be nice if you could ask if he or she would like to give a talk.

 

Chung-Sang Ng

chung-sang.ng@gi.alaska.edu