Kevin Vinsen

How we can all help solve science's most difficult questions

TEDxPerth 2015
November 2015

Talk length:

11.51mins

How we can all help solve science's most difficult questions | Kevin Vinsen | TEDxPerth

Science and its capacity for discovery is constrained by our ability to process data. In this talk, Kevin Vinsen discusses how idle computers, be they PCs or smart phones, are being harnessed to help solve the most difficult questions in astronomy, climate science and biochemistry - and how you can join in. For more information about The Skynet, see http://www.theskynet.org/?locale=en

A researcher with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Kevin is a computational polymath - expert in numerous coding languages, artificial intelligence, genetic algorithms, data mining, business analysis, games development and command and control systems.

He is helping solve the extraordinary computational challenges facing the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the largest and most capable radio telescope ever built. When complete, the SKA will expand our understanding of the Universe and help drive technological innovation worldwide.

Kevin Vinsen
Square Kilometre Array Supercomputer Researcher

Kevin Vinsen is helping solve the extraordinary computational challenges facing the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the largest and most capable radio telescope ever built. When complete, the SKA will expand our understanding of the Universe and help drive technological innovation worldwide.

A researcher with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Kevin is a computational polymath - expert in numerous coding languages, artificial intelligence, genetic algorithms, data mining, business analysis, games development and command and control systems.

Kevin enjoys sharing his passion for big science projects and speaks often at schools, community groups and for industry audiences.