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News Archive

DISC Unconference 2017

November 30, 2017

DXL group member Nathan Goldbaum attended and participated in the 2017 Diversity and Inclusion in Scientific Computing (DISC) Unconference held at PyData NYC 2017.

Binder Workshop 2017

October 30, 2017

DXL group member Kacper Kowalik attended the 2017 Binder Workshop in Davis, CA.

ADASS 2017

October 27, 2017

DXL research scientist Nathan Goldbaum attended the Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference in Santiago, Chile over the past week. Nathan gave an invited talk on Extracting Insights from Astrophysics Simulations.

NumFOCUS Summit 2017

October 11, 2017

DXL members Matt Turk and Nathan Goldbaum both participated in the NumFOCUS Summit on sustainability in Austin, TX.

Madicken joins the DXL

September 1, 2017

Madicken Munk has joined the DXL as a postdoc. Welcome Madicken!

SciPy 2017

July 17, 2017

Meagan Lang and Nathan Goldbaum attended SciPy 2017 this past week in Austin, TX. They presented a talk on yt and hosted a yt-focused sprint.

Crops in silico 2017

June 29, 2017

DXL research scientist Meagan Lang attended the Crops In silico symposium and workshop in Oxford, England over the past few days. Meagan gave an invited talk on her work for Crops in silico, entitled A Computational Framework for Connecting Models Across Languages and Scales.


March 13, 2017

Nathan Goldbaum attended the Docathon, a hackathon for documentation, at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science this past week. Nathan worked on documentation fixes for yt.

Turk joins Faculty

September 9, 2016

DXL Group Leader Matt Turk has joined the University of Illinois faculty, joint between the School of Information Sciences and the Department of Astronomy.

Alex Lindsay joins the DXL

September 1, 2016

In collaboration with the ARFC, Alex Lindsay has joined the DXL as a postdoc. Welcome, Alex!

yt Hub

May 6, 2016

We have launched the yt hub, a platform for data sharing and analysis. For more information, visit hub.yt or read Kacper’s announcement


April 10, 2016

OpenGL-based interactive data visualization has been merged into the development version of yt.

New Website

March 30, 2016

The DXL has launched a new website, based on the Regolith project.


March 29, 2016

Nathan Goldbaum presented his work on releasing large datasets via NDS Labs at PyAstro16, along with a lightning talk on PyMinecraft.