Athol Kemball

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Astronomical Sciences


Yashar D. Hezaveh and Neal Dalal and Daniel P. Marrone and Yao-Yuan Mao and Warren Morningstar and Di Wen and Roger D.Blandford and John E. Carlstrom and Christopher D. Fassnacht and Gilbert P. Holder and Athol Kemball and Philip J.Marshall and Norman Murray and Laurence Perreault Levasseur and Joaquin D. Vieira and Risa H. Wechsler (2016): Detection of Lensing Substructure Using Alma Observations of the Dusty Galaxy SDP.81, ApJ, American Astronomical Society, Vol 823, Num 1, pp37
Athol Kemball: Pixel-level Uncertainty Quantification, Optimized for Blue Waters
Blue Waters Symposium 2016, Dec 31, 1969

Edward Seidel, G. Allen, M. Freemon, C.F. Gammie, A.J. Kemball, R. Pennington, and D. Petravick: Computing and Data Challenges for Multi-Messenger Astronomy

The American Astronomical Society Topical Conference Series 2 (AASTCS 2), Exascale Radio Astronomy 2014; Monterey, California, U.S.A., Apr 1, 2014

12 Illinois faculty awarded prestigious Blue Waters Professorships

Twelve University of Illinois faculty members from a range of fields have been selected as Blue Waters Professors, an honor that comes with substantial computing and data resources on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the university’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)..

22 Illinois projects receive time on Blue Waters

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has awarded access to the Blue Waters supercomputer—which is capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second and of working with quadrillions of bytes of data—to 22 campus research teams from a wide range of disciplines.The computing and data capabilities of Blue Waters, which is operated by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), will assist researchers in their work on understanding DNA, developing biofuels, simulating climate, and more..

University of Illinois researchers help discover ‘dark galaxy’

Researchers have uncovered the existence of a dwarf "dark galaxy" lurking nearly 4 billion light-years away from Earth. The discovery was made when a team of researchers, including astronomers at the University of Illinois, using the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), noticed subtle distortions in the image of gravitational lens SDP.81. The discovery paves the way to spot many more such objects, which could help astronomers address important questions on the true nature of dark matter..

Newly Discovered Galaxy Is 4 Billion Light Years From Earth

This really is a galaxy far, far away. A hidden dwarf dark galaxy was discovered four billion light years away from Earth by astrophysicists at Stanford. The dwarf galaxy appears as a "tiny halo companion of a much larger galaxy," according to researchers. A new paper about the discovery will be published in the Astrophysical Journal. ...After capturing an image through gravitational lensing, researchers then used thousands of computers, including the supercomputer Blue Waters at the National Science Foundation, to determine the existence of the hidden dwarf galaxy..

The 21st: #BlackScienceMatters, & A New Galaxy Unveiled

A multimedia journalism project sheds a light the lack of representation of African-Americans in the sciences and engineering. We discussed what's being done about it. Also, we spoke with the researchers who discovered a new "dark galaxy" four billion light-years away..