Prof. Bhuvnesh Jain talks about the past, present, and future of "big data" in astronomy and beyond

Bhuvnesh Jain, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences and Co-Director of the Penn Center for Particle Cosmology, talked to Omnia, the magazine of Penn's School of Arts and Sciences, about what drew him to astrophysics as a child and the important role that big data and data analysis has played in cutting edge research in astronomy and cosmology today. "What took them many months of painstaking observations is something that we can do in a single night with the technology that exists now," Jain said.