Computing Seminar

Citizen Science and the Modern Web

by Amit Kapadia (Zooniverse)

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre )

Beginning as a research project to help scientists communicate, the Web has transformed into a ubiquitous medium. As the sciences continue to transform, new techniques are needed to analyze the vast amounts of data being produced by large experiments. The advent of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey increased throughput of astronomical data, giving rise to Citizen Science projects such as Galaxy Zoo. The Web is no longer exclusively used by researchers, but rather, a place where anyone can share information, or even, partake in citizen science projects.

As the Web continues to evolve, new and open technologies enable web applications to become more sophisticated. Scientific toolsets may now target the Web as a platform, opening an application to a wider audience, and potentially citizen scientists. With the latest browser technologies, scientific data may be consumed and visualized, opening the browser as a new platform for scientific analysis.

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Organised by
Sunje Dallmeier-Tiessen/GS Department and Miguel Angel Marquina
Computing Seminars /IT Department