Cosmology Seminar: Brian Nord (FNAL)

11:00am to 12:00pm
Monday April 10th, 2017

Our Warped Universe: Strong Lensing and Deep Machine Learning in Modern Cosmology Surveys

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.

Campus, Varian 355