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Detecting Colliding Black Holes: AI Deep Dive Dec. 2

Posted by on Monday, November 14, 2022 in College of Arts and Science, DSI-Supported Research, Natural and Life Sciences, Newsletter.

Two black holes

Cosmic cataclysmic events such as the collision of black holes create strong gravitational waves which can be detected on Earth. Instruments such as LIGO can detect distortions of space that herald the passing of these gravity waves, but analyzing these signals is a computationally-intensive and time-consuming endeavor. Can AI offer a solution to speed discovery, and perhaps uncover previously undetected events in the LIGO signals? Vanderbilt is part of major multi-messenger collaborations such as LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and with Prof. Karan Jani, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, the DSI plans on exploring the application of AI to gravity wave signals. Come join us on Friday, December 2, from 1- 2 pm as we discuss how models designed to interpret human speech, and other AI models, might be adapted to solve cosmic challenges!

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