The Alan Turing Institute

Nature Reviews Physics: Machine learning in astrophysics and cosmology

Learn more Add to Calendar 09/21/2022 04:00 PM 09/21/2022 05:10 PM Europe/London Nature Reviews Physics: Machine learning in astrophysics and cosmology Location of the event
Wednesday 21 Sep 2022
Time: 16:00 - 17:10

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Virtual seminar

Audience type



Machine learning is no longer restricted to data analysis, currently being used in theory, experiment and simulation ⁠- a sign that AI is becoming pervasive in all traditional aspects of research. But are theorists, experimentalists and computational scientists aware of each other’s problems, and the solutions developed to tackle them? Are researchers working in different areas of physics aware of developments in other areas?


About the event

With the bigger and better observatories and state-of-the-art large-scale simulations, researchers in astrophysics and cosmology need to handle and analyse ever-growing volumes of data. These communities have been pioneering new data analysis methods, planning infrastructure to support the huge data-pipelines and building a community approach to tackling their problems. What can the wider physics and AI communities learn from their experience and how can they contribute to the ongoing efforts?

Who should attend?

This event is of interest to physicists from all fields who are using or intending to use AI in their research. It is equally relevant to AI scientists who are developing new machine learning tools and who would want to know what types of problems physicists are trying to solve. The talks and the follow-up discussion will be kept non-technical so that the content is accessible to non-specialists. At the end there will be an opportunity to ask questions.


Chair - Professor Benjamin Joachimi

16:00 - 16:05 - Event introduction 

16:05 - 16:25 - 20 minute presentation  

16:25 - 16:45 - 20 minute presentation 

16:45 - 17:05 - 20 minute Q&A session

17:05 - 17:10 - Event summary

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Contact info

If you have any further questions about the event, please contact Zaynab Ismail (Research Project Manager) at [email protected]



Professor Ben MacArthur

Director of AI for Science and Government, Deputy Programme Director for Health and Medical Sciences, and Turing Fellow

Professor Jonathan Rowe

AI for Science and Government Programme Chair, Programme Director for Data Science for Science, and Turing Fellow