Bill Nye

BILL NYE VISITS LA JOLLA: ‘Science Guy’ helps dedicate UCSD data center

BILL NYE VISITS LA JOLLA: ‘Science Guy’ helps dedicate UCSD data center

Bill Nye the Science Guy was on hand to help UC San Diego launch its Halicioğlu Data Science Institute on Friday, March 2. The interdisciplinary center will train data scientists and develop new methods and algorithms to make sense of the overwhelming amounts of data generated by today’s scientific observations.

“This institute will enable students, researchers and student researchers to learn to handle more data in a day than Isaac Newton, Nicolaus Copernicus or Henrietta Leavitt could gather and process in a lifetime,” Nye told a capacity crowd of 200 gathered inside a room in UCSD’s Supercomputer Center. “This ability will lead to unforeseeable advances in cognitive science, math...

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