Launched genomics data processing platform for the largest food company in the world. Helped shoot satellites in orbit at NASA. Optimised numerical weather forecast models on 200k cores. Asteroid 22435 Pierfederici named in recognition of his contributions to astronomy software development. Author of "Distributed Computing with Python", 2016 PACKT Publishing.
Driving a 30m Radio Telescope with Python
The IRAM 30m radio telescope is one of the best in the world. The telescope control software, monitoring, data archiving as well as some of the data processing code is written in Python. We will describe how and why Python is used at the telescope.