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Podcast: Astronomers Turn to AI as New Telescopes Come Online

Brant Robertson

In this AI Podcast, Brant Robertson from UC Santa Cruz describes how astronomers are turning to AI to turn the vast quantities of data that will be pouring out of next-generation telescopes into world-changing scientific discoveries.

Good news: astronomers are getting new tools to let them see further, better than ever before. The bad news: they’ll soon be getting more data than humans can handle.

The astrophysical theory and computation research group of Assoc. Prof. Brant Robertson in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz leverages sophisticated numerical methodologies and hardware technologies to help answer these important outstanding questions:

  • How do galaxies and cosmological structures form and evolve?
  • What is the nature of dark matter?
  • Can we understand the reionization of the intergalactic medium?

Brant Robertson is a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and an associate professor of astronomy at UC Santa Cruz.

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