Podcast: How AI is Helping Astronomers Scour the Skies for Habitable Planets

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In this AI Podcast, astronomers Olivier Guyon and Damien Gratadour how they’re using GPU-powered extreme adaptive optics in very large telescopes to image nearby habitable planets.

Imagine staring into the high-beams of an oncoming car. Now imagine trying to pick out a speck of dust in the glare of the headlights. That’s the challenge Olivier Guyon and Damien Gratadour face as they try to find the dull glint of an exoplanet — a planet orbiting a star outside our solar system — beside the bright light of its star.

  • Olivier Guyon is an associate professor at The University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences and SCExAO Project Scientist at the Subaru Telescope.
  • Damien Gratadour is an Instrument Scientist at ANU.

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