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AI Makes Inroads in Physics

Eliu Huerta of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) collaboration. It took Huerta about a year to convince the rest of the collaboration that AI could speed up LIGO’s analysis of gravitational wave candidates “It was a journey,” he told APS News. This February, Huerta and his graduate student, Daniel George, published a paper on their AI-based analysis pipeline.

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