4:00 pm, Friday, January 27, 2023
Science Building, room 106

Using Machine Learning Techniques to Enable Discoveries in Physics, Christina Peters, Science Speakers

Dr. Christina Peters is an astrophysicist with appointments at the University of Delaware and Rice University. Her research has included identifying and characterizing variable and transient astronomical objects.

It's a great time to be an astronomer! For example, the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, now under construction in Chile and expected to be completed in 2024, will repeatedly photograph the entire night sky in the Southern hemisphere every few nights. It will use the largest digital camera ever built (the size of a small car).

Processing such 'astronomical' amounts of image data will require automation, which is expected to be the biggest technical challenge of the project.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Contact: Paul Meyer Reimer, phone (574) 535-7318, email paulmr@goshen.edu

See also: Goshen College Physics Department