Detecting supernova with deep learning

February 8, 2019

An overview of our supernova classification system that we built using data from the Dark Energy Survey.

Betakit write up | Full post on medium | Code on github

Combining their interest in space with an exploration of deep learning’s potential applications for astronomy, 3 of Dessa’s engineers have collaborated on a project called space2vec since summer 2017.

Recently, the team built a deep learning system that identifies supernovas from telescope images with record-breaking speed: cutting the time it would take astronomers to identify supernovas almost in half! Here’s the team’s personal account of how they did it.