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Abstract Reference: 30078
Identifier: F1
Presentation: Focus Demo
Key Theme: 8 Other 

PlanetS DACE Platform - Data and Analysis Center for Exoplanets

Buchschacher Nicolas, Alesina Fabien

he Data Analysis Center for Exoplanets (DACE) is a web platform based at the University of Geneva (CH) dedicated to extrasolar planets data visualisation, exchange and analysis.

Observational data like radial velocities, light curves and imaging measurements are available as well as sophisticated analysis tools. Keplerian models can be analysed using synthetic planetary populations and evolution tracks provided by the university of Bern. Numerical simulations can be done by N-Body algorithms developed by the university of Zurich and running on GPU cards. DACE also contains star position tool helping astronomers to prepare future observations according to the location of the observatory and time constraints. These tools are developed in collaboration with the PlanetS sub projects and integrated in the platform.

DACE is based on web technologies using common programming languages like PHP, Javascript, Java. PostgreSQL and MongoDB are used as database management systems. The plotting library has been fully developed according to the different project visualisation requirements. The platform offers the possibility to run long computations in background as jobs. In this manner, the projects can contribute by providing analysis code implemented in different programming languages.

DACE is funded by the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS, federating the Swiss expertise in exoplanet research.