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S. George Djorgovski

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S. George Djorgovski is a Professor of Astronomy at Caltech. After receiving his PhD from UC Berkeley, he was a Harvard Junior Fellow, before joining the Caltech faculty in 1987. He was a Presidential Young Investigator, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, among other honors and distinctions, and he is an author or coauthor of several hundred professional publications. He was one of the founders of the Virtual Observatory concept, and one of the founders of the emerging field of Astroinformatics. His scientific interests include development of the methodology, tools and frameworks for data-intensive, computationally-enabled science, various aspects of data mining and data visualization, digital sky surveys, exploration of observable parameter spaces, transient phenomena in the universe, formation and early evolution of quasars, galaxies, and other cosmic structures, fundamental properties of galaxies and their correlations, globular star clusters, gravitational lensing, nature of the dark energy, and many other topics.

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