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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Can hacking help advance astrophysics?

Meet Hakeem M. Oluseyi, an astrophysicist, inventor, science communicator, and humanitarian whose team at the Florida Institute of Technology has harnessed hacking to process massive amounts of data. Their results are fast-tracking the investigation of galactic structure and formation, the development of new propulsion technology, and more.

About the Presenter

Hakeem M. Oluseyi is an internationally recognized astrophysicist, inventor, science communicator, and humanitarian. He currently leads a research group at Florida Institute of Technology that hacks stars to understand the fundamental interactions of plasmas and electromagnetic fields and that investigates Galactic structure and formation by using the techniques of big data astroinformatics and high-performance computing applied to survey data, which has resulted in a new in-space propulsion technology.