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Jim Gray speaking at LBNL 12/17

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Subject: Jim Gray speaking at LBNL 12/17
Date: 2004-12-09 18:46:27
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----- Forwarded message from Joe Hellerstein <jmh(at)CS(dot)Berkeley(dot)EDU> -----

>Date:  Friday, December 17, 2004
>
>Time:  1:00-2:00pm
>
>Conference Room: 50A-5132
>
>Title: Where the Rubber Meets the Sky: Bridging the Gap between 
>Databases and Science
>
>Jim Gray, Microsoft's research group
>
>Scientists in all domains face a data avalanche - both from better
>instruments and from improved simulations. I believe that computer
>science tools and computer scientists are in a position to help all the
>sciences by building tools and developing techniques to manage, 
>analyze,
>and visualize peta-scale scientific information. This article is
>summarizes my experiences over the last seven years trying to bridge 
>the
>gap between database technology and the needs of the astronomy 
>community
>in building the World-Wide Telescope. It is the "live" version of the
>article: 
>http://research.microsoft.com/research/pubs/view.aspx?tr_id=815
>
>
>Bio:
>Jim Gray is part of Microsoft's research group. His work focuses on
>databases and transaction processing. Jim is active in the research
>community, is an ACM, NAE, NAS, and AAAS Fellow, and received the ACM
>Turing Award for his work on transaction processing. He edits a series
>of books on data management, and has been active in building online
>databases like http://TerraService.Net and http://SkyServer.sdss.org.
>
>Refreshments will be served from 2:00-3:00 pm.


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