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Future management needs of a "software-driven" science community
Author(s): Kim K. Nilsson; Ole Möller-Nilsson
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Paper Abstract

The work of astronomers is getting more complex and advanced as the progress of computer development occurs. With improved computing capabilities and increased data flow, more sophisticated software is required in order to interpret, and fully exploit, astronomic data. However, it is not possible for every astronomer to also be a software specialist. As history has shown, the work of scientists always becomes increasingly specialised, and we here argue in favour of another, at least partial, split between "programmers" and "interpreters". In this presentation we outline our vision for a new approach and symbiosis between software specialists and scientists, and present its advantages along with a simple test case.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7740, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy, 77400P (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858326
Show Author Affiliations
Kim K. Nilsson, ST-ECF (Germany)
Ole Möller-Nilsson, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7740:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy
Nicole M. Radziwill; Alan Bridger, Editor(s)

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