ALeRCE astronomical talk and CMM interactive booth at Puerto de Ideas in Antofagasta

ALeRCE astronomical talk and CMM interactive booth at Puerto de Ideas in Antofagasta

The eleventh version of the Science Festival was held between April 18 and 21.

The Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) was present at the Puerto de Ideas 2024 Science Festival held in the city of Antofagasta, between April 18 and 21.

In this eleventh edition, the astrophysicist Alejandra Muñoz presented the expert talk: “Artificial Intelligence are the new eyes of astronomical observation: Exploring the ALeRCE project”. There she explained in depth the work of this Automatic Learning for the Rapid Classification of Events tool, founded in 2000 by the CMM and the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS), which processes the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) alert stream and aims to become a Community Broker for the Vera C. Observatory. Rubin Observatory and its Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST).

Meanwhile, CMM researcher and Extension Coordinator Flavio Guíñez led the interactive stand “Playing and modeling with mathematics”, implemented in the Science Walk of the event. “In this space they used creativity to address mathematical challenges that allow them to learn some important ideas about what it means to work and model with mathematics. In addition, they had the opportunity to enjoy a detailed journey through some of the great milestones of mathematics, which are enabling technologies such as artificial intelligence,” he said.

Center for Mathematical Modeling

The CMM is today the most active scientific research institution in mathematical modeling in Latin America. It is a center of excellence of the National Agency for Research and Development (ANID) of Chile, integrated by eight partner universities and located at the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Chile. It is also the International Research Laboratory (IRL) #2807 of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

Its mission is to create mathematics in response to problems in other sciences, industry and public policy. It seeks to develop science with the highest standards, excellence and rigor in areas such as data science, climate and biodiversity, education, resource management, mining and digital health.

By Alonso Farías Ponce, journalist of the Center for Mathematical Modeling.

Posted on Apr 25, 2024 in News