EuroPython 2016

Per Python ad Astra

Speaker(s) Juan Luis Cano

In the intersection of mechanics, mathematics and “cool stuff that travels through space” lies Astrodynamics, a beautiful branch of physics that studies the motion of spacecraft. Rocket launches have never been so popular thanks to companies like Space X, more and more investors pay attention to aerospace startups and amazing missions explore our planet and our Solar System every day. In this talk we will describe poliastro, a pure Python library we can use to compute orbital maneuvers, plot trajectories and much more. The role of JIT compiling (using numba) to drop the previously used FORTRAN algorithms will also be discussed, as well as the importance of open source in scientific discoveries.

in on Wednesday 20 July at 14:30 See schedule

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