Gautham Narayan (@gsnarayan )

Gautham Narayan

Bio Lasker Fellow at @stsci. Dark energy, supernovae, white dwarfs, machine learning, astro edu & outreach, photography, hiking. Semi-responsible nerd! (He/him)
Location Baltimore, MD
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Account created 10-11-2009 04:44:02
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Android : .Mia de los Reyes and I wrote a letter opposing the criminalization of Maunakea protectors. I'm asking members of the astronomy community especially to please consider reading, signing, and sharing broadly.…

Android : And here it is, for first time in this H0 saga, the vaunted 5sigma line has been breached. Wow. Amazing what H0LICOW has done - they have quads+doubles, long+short delays, HST+AO, multiple modeling codes ...a great number of crosschecks:

Android : The Hubble's gyroscopes operate on gas bearings to reduce friction, rotating 320 times/s. That means for G4 the longest running gyro at >88,000hrs it has rotated over 101,376,000,000 times (one hundred one billion three hundred seventy-six million) #NoWonderTheyreTired

Android : As part of a workshop a few months ago (Petabytes to Science:, we started a white paper for the #DecadalSurvey regarding community needs for the development of statistical models and algorithms.

You can find a draft here.…

Android : Holy **** H0LICOW!!! SHARP and H0LiCOW use AO+HST to get H0=76.8+-2.6 for 3 lenses. I’m getting goosebumps...

Android : This was a 1TB hard drive in 1937.

It was the largest vertical letter file in the world. 4000 SqFt. with over 3000 drawers 10 feet long managed by 20 workers.

Access speed was ~3 minutes per KB.

Android : Myself, Erik Tollerud, and a group of our peers have been working on a couple of papers for #astro2020 about how software should be developed and supported in astronomy. Now seeking endorsements from the community for these papers (pls RT):… #astropy #dotastro

Android : There’s a strong culture of guilt and failure around leaving academia, which doesn’t help us postdocs feel any better about the lack of permanent jobs. Even the language we use “leaving academia” smacks of failure. (We can and should change this, by the way).