Melanie Johnston-Hollitt | Boma France Festival | Aug 11, 2019

We Need a Better Way of Doing Science

Over the last few years, we created massive machines that are able to collect and store vast amounts of information. These machines map everything from weather systems to the number of galaxies and stars in the local cosmos. But we have a problem. In order to process and analyze this information, we rely on humans. Astronomer Melanie Johnston-Hollitt is taking up the call for a better, more efficient way of doing science — one that doesn’t rely on processes that were invented a century ago.

Melanie Johnston-Hollitt is Director of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Victoria University in Wellington and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Murchison Widefield Array, the largest telescope in the world currently under construction

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