Our Warped Universe: Strong Lensing and Deep Machine Learning in Modern Cosmology Surveys by Brian Nord
Brian Nord Fermilab
Host: Prof. Scott Watson / Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960
202 Physics Bldg.
Refreshments at 3:30 pm and the talk starting at 3:45 pm
Current and future galaxy surveys will provide data sets unprecedented in size and precision with which to measure dark energy, dark matter and the early universe through probes like strong gravitational lensing. I will discuss our progress in the Dark Energy Survey (DES) to detect, spectroscopically confirm, and characterize lenses. Then, we’ll look at the oncoming era of astronomically big data. Specifically, we’ll discuss techniques, results, and the potential of deep machine learning in its application to cosmology.