Veranstaltungen am Institut und mit Beteiligung des MPE

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Role of buoyancy, turbulence and cooling in the intracluster medium

High Energy Seminar
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Artificial Intelligence in Astronomy

ESO WORKSHOP
It is certainly an understatement that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken the world by storm, with breakthroughs appearing almost daily in the news. Indeed, the incredible progress in computer power, the availability of large amounts of data and the ability to process them (even if they are unstructured), coupled to a theoretical understanding of techniques such as machine learning, and, more generally, data mining, has allowed AI to advance at a frantic rate, including in science. Astronomy is no exception. The sheer volume of astronomical data (which increases exponentially) necessitates a new paradigmatic approach – AI – which must be, to a large extent, automated and made much more efficient. As AI methods become more commonly used, a fundamental understanding of their premises, assumptions, and performance is due. The perspectives of information theory, neural science, and other areas on AI are expected to stimulate and guide the development of the next generation of intelligent methods used in astronomy and elsewhere. We therefore propose to host an international workshop on AI in Astronomy. The workshop will have two aims: present the current landscape of methods and applications in astronomy and prepare the next generations of astronomers to embark on these fields. Artificial intelligence covers a wide range of algorithms and the first thing is to provide a clear map to navigate in this jungle and show which techniques is used for which kind of science. Thus, we aim at having a few invited talks by prominent speakers to clearly set the scene. This will be complemented by a series of contributed talks in order to provide a clear panorama of the current use of AI in astronomy. We also expect to have many posters showing various applications of AI in astronomy. In addition, we will offer several 3h-long tutorials and hands-on sessions to allow the participants to dig directly into the techniques. [mehr]
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Vor kurzem veröffentlichte das Event Horizon Teleskop das erste Bild von einem Schwarzen Loch – genauer gesagt dem Zentrum der Galaxie M87. Auch wenn man derartige Objekte nicht direkt sehen kann (auch dieses Bild zeigt eigentlich den Schatten des Schwarzen Lochs umgeben von einem heißen Ring aus Gas), sind sich die Astronomen inzwischen sicher, das praktische jede Galaxie eine derartige Schwerkraftfalle beherbergt. Wie man zu dieser Erkenntnis gelangt ist und was man mittlerweile über diese exotischen Objekte weiss, erklärt Prof. Thomas Boller vom MPI für Extraterrestrische Physik im Café & Kosmos im Juli. [mehr]
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