Hi Kirk, thanks for doing this Q&A session!
Personally, I wanted to know about computational science, and specifically astro-informatics, and who better to ask than the co-creator of the field itself!
Main questions I had
- What kinds of tasks / things do people try to accomplish using astro-informatics? Or phrased a different way, which kinds of problems in astronomy does informatics work much better for, than previous methods.
- Could you point me to a few interesting open problems in astro-informatics? I'm well versed in Data Science and Machine Learning, and trying to solve an interesting problem would be a really fun way for me to start.
Any links or pointers you could include to the answer would also be very helpful.
Thanks again Kirk!