Professor Michael Hildreth
Department of Physics
Everyone has probably heard of Big Data. But how big is Big? We will explore the exponential increase in the data produced worldwide (Zetabytes, anyone?), focused on some of the largest science projects and how their data is handled. We will also discuss efforts to preserve the knowledge behind the process that generates scientific results based on all of this data. This will lead us to a discussion of policy issues associated with Citizen Science and how ordinary people can access scientific data.
Originally published at physics.nd.edu.