June 11, 2024

[Press Release] Cosmic Leap: NASA Swift Satellite and AI Unravel the Distance of the Farthest Gamma-Ray Bursts

The advent of AI has been hailed by many as a societal game-changer, as it opens a universe of possibilities to improve nearly every aspect of our lives.

Astronomers are now using AI, quite literally, to measure the expansion of our universe.

Two recent studies led by Maria Dainotti, the associate professor of SOKENDAI and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), incorporated multiple machine learning models to add a new level of precision to distance measurements for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) – the most luminous and violent explosions in the universe.

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Information of the paper

  • Journal Name : The Astrophysical Journal Letters
  • Journal Title : “Gamma-Ray Bursts as Distance Indicators by a Statistical Learning Approach”
  • DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ad4970

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