John Bochanski

Data-Driven Discovery: Astronomy in the Era of Large Surveys

John Bochanski

Talk: Data-Driven Discovery: Astronomy in the Era of Large Surveys

Large, digital surveys of the night sky have revolutionized how astronomy is done. John Bochanski, an assistant professor of Physics at Rider University, has used survey data over the last decade to study our home Galaxy, the Milky Way, and millions of its stellar constituents. His studies have also focused on distant red giant stars, culminating in his discovery of the two most distant stars known in our Galaxy, nearly 1 million light years away. John will explore the motivation behind large surveys, detail some of his results, and discuss the data-rich future of large astronomical surveys, most notably Gaia and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

John Bochanski

John Bochanski is an Assistant Professor of Physics in Rider University‘s Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, & Physics. He specializes in using large surveys, like SDSS, 2MASS and WISE to study the formation and evolution of the Galaxy.