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Seminar : Can machine learning help exoplanet imaging?

Abstract:

In this seminar, I will introduce the problem of directly detecting exoplanets with high-contrast imaging on large ground-based telescopes. After shortly reviewing the foundations of high-contrast imaging from the ground, I will detail the latest evolutions in the field of image processing tailored to exoplanet imaging.
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I will explain how we have recently reformulated this task as a supervised machine learning problem, and how this reformulation impacts the performance of the detection algorithms. I will finish by exploring other possible benefits of machine learning in the field of wavefront control, which is another key to the detection performance of high-contrast imaging instruments.