Astronomers equipped for a data-rich future.
The LSSTC Data Science Fellowship program is a two year training program, designed to teach skills required for LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope) science that are not easily addressed by current astrophysics programs. The program consists of three, one-week schools per year over a two year period.
Our program is a supplement to graduate education, intended to teach students in astronomy-related fields (e.g. astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, etc.) essential skills for dealing with big data. You don't need to know anything about data science to apply, you just need to be excited to learn!
On top of teaching our students the skills they need for modern survey astronomy, we also aim to create a collaborative, supportive learning environment, and work to empower our students to teach the skills they learn to others. In these pages, you can learn more about the program, meet our students (present and past), check out our (open source) curriculum, and more!