Astroinformatics Laboratory

Astroinformatics Laboratory

Director: Jaime San Martín

The goal of our laboratory in astroinformatics at the CMM, is to develop tools and human capacities that support the development of astronomy today. There is no doubt that part of astronomy is becoming a science of large volumes of data and the study and understanding of these data requires the development of new ideas in: mathematical modeling, data mining, statistics, image processing, visualization data in many dimensions, processing and data storage, among others.

At CMM we have taken this challenge and we want to enhance it beyond the current state of development. We have the right skills to take this challenge. A group of world class mathematicians, with high rates of productivity and a proven interest in applications in both industrial and other sciences. A body of well trained Scientist and engineers working with great professionalism in the various laboratories at CMM.

Currently, the astroinformatics laboratory is working on automated detection and classification of astronomical objects, analysis and classification of transient events, reconstruction of interferometric images, and handling and modelling of astronomical data.

All these projects are being developed under collaboration with astronomers from Chile and from other universities abroad (Harvard, Caltech, U. Michigan, Georgia Tech, U. Washington, University of Napoli). We are also currently signing a cooperation agreement with Harvard.