The Astroholic Explains S03E07 – A.I. Astronomers AKA Making Alfredo Obsolete Feat. Dr Ashley Spindler29 Jul 2021, 08:07 UTC
There are over 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe. AI is now playing a crucial role in analysing the cosmos around us. We spoke to astrophysicist Ashley Spindler whose work is breaking new galactic boundaries!
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00:00:01 Chris Welcome to the Astroholic Explains, exploring the universe one question at a time with Dr. Alfredo and Chris Carpineti.
00:00:09 Alfredo Welcome back to a new episode of The Astroholic Explains.
00:00:13 Chris We have another special guest today.
00:00:16 Alfredo Excellent.
00:00:17 Chris My question this time is less about the science and more about the methods of the science. Like we know that there is a stupid amount of galaxies in the visible universe, like a really unbelievable amount.
00:00:31 Alfredo Yeah, hundreds of billions of galaxies.
00:00:34 Chris I can’t get my mind around it anyway, but they’re made of so many stars and they’re all different. So how would you even begin to study these hundreds of billions of galaxies?
00:00:46 Alfredo Very, very good question. So I, in my PhD, I studied around fifteen thousand galaxies. So it’s a drop in the ocean. Maybe ...