Physics O.M. Stewart Colloquium Series presents: Modern Software Development for Academics

Monday, September 24, 2018 4:00pm

Physics Room 120, Lecture Hall


physics bldg

The MU Physics & Astronomy Department's O. M. Stewart Colloquium Series presents, "Modern Software Development for Academics," with John Shumway, Google Inc., Monday, September 24, 4:00 p.m.

Shumway writes, "Computing has become one of the most widely transferable skills in academic research. Research groups want fast, reliable, and reproducible results, while students and scientists value career options enabled by software skills. In spite of this, fundamental ideas of modern software design have not flowed from the private sector back to academia. Academics should put software craftsmanship on par with traditional skills of writing and mathematical analysis! I will present an overview of techniques and practices to make computational research fast, reproducible, and fun. To illustrate modern computing culture, I will compare and contrast examples from my work in universities, national labs, and large and small software companies, including the skills needed for career flexibility."

A reception will be held at 3:00 p.m. in Rm. 223A, Physics Library. Refreshments will be served.