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"Machine Learning for Gravitational Wave Astronomy "


Stephen Green , University of Nottingham
[Host: Alexander Grant]
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Since 2015, the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration has detected 90 signals from merging compact objects such as black holes and neutron stars. Each of these is analyzed using Bayesian inference, employing a stochastic algorithm such as Markov Chain Monte Carlo to compare data against models—thereby characterizing the source. However, this is becoming extremely costly as event rates grow with improved detector sensitivity. In this talk I will describe a powerful alternative using probabilistic deep learning to analyze each event in orders of magnitude less time while maintaining strict accuracy requirements. This uses simulated data to train a normalizing flow to model the posterior distribution over source parameters given the data—amortizing training costs over all future detections. I will also describe the use of importance sampling to establish complete confidence in these deep learning results. Finally I will describe prospects going forward for simulation-based inference to enable improved accuracy in the face of non-stationary or non-Gaussian noise.

Gravity Seminar
Monday, December 5, 2022
1:30 PM
Physics, Room via Zoom (Zoom link and meeting ID provided below)
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Meeting link: https://virginia.zoom.us/j/94422619812?pwd=L3RCS1FoZXliZzJ0Q3FQNDl3c0RUdz09


Meeting ID: 944 2261 9812

Passcode: 507640

 


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David Dean
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Colloquium
Friday, January 20, 2023
3:30 PM
Ridley Hall, Room G008

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Julian Heeck , UVA-High Energy Physics
[Host: Despina Louca]
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Colloquium
Friday, January 27, 2023
3:30 PM
Ridley Hall, Room G008

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Andrea Liu , University of Pennsylvania
[Host: Marija Vucelja]
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Colloquium
Friday, February 3, 2023
3:30 PM
Ridley Hall, Room G008

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[Host: Stefan Baessler]
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Colloquium
Friday, February 17, 2023
3:30 PM
Ridley Hall, Room G008

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Jeff Thompson , Princeton University
[Host: Peter Schauss]
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Atomic Physics Seminar
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
3:30 PM
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Josh Ruderman , NYU
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Colloquium
Friday, March 3, 2023
3:30 PM
Ridley Hall, Room G008

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Prof. Yaroslav Tserkovnyak , UCLA
[Host: Prof. Israel Klich]
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Colloquium
Friday, March 24, 2023
3:30 PM
Ridley Hall, Room G008

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