Benjamin Sahelices, teacher of our School, collaborates with space research


Fernando Buitrago, Senior Distinguished Researcher and Member of the Mathematical Physics Group at the University of Valladolid, has been selected by the international consortium that manages the Euclid telescope, funded by the European Space Agency (THAT), to lead a research group that will try to find out if galaxies have edges.

“To analyze the data sent by the Euclid we are developing computer programs and algorithms capable of measuring a small signal in a sea of noise. All these advances at the computational level, all the programs we create to be able to detect this, many times they have an app in the real world and to be able to carry this and so many galaxies as we're going to observe with this telescope, we're applying Artificial Intelligence techniques in collaboration with a professor's computer group Benjamin Sahelices of the School of Computer Engineering of the UVa“, explains Fernando Buitrago.

The University of Valladolid contributes with the project led by this Senior Researcher, a new avenue of research to the Euclid space mission, whose goal is to study the distribution of more than one billion galaxies, providing a 3D map of the universe that will allow you to determine your global geometry and make accurate measurements of matter and dark energy.

The Euclid will be put into orbit in 2022. A new space telescope that will greatly complement and improve our current knowledge of the formation and evolution of galaxies, especially about energy and dark matter, on which it aims to bring more light.

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