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Dark Matter map
Dark Matter map from the Dark Energy Survey weak gravitational lensing
The DES collaboration
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"Darkness Visible: AI in Cosmological Experiments”

George Darwin Lecture by Prof. Ofer Lahav, University College London

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Professor Ofer Lahav is Perren Chair of Astronomy at University College London (UCL). His research area is observational Cosmology, in particular probing and characterising Dark Matter and Dark Energy. His work involves Machine Learning methods, and he co-directs the Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science.

He has led the UK consortium of the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and he co-chaired the international DES Science Committee from the project’s early days until 2016. Lahav is the lead-editor of the new book “The Dark Energy Survey: The Story of a Cosmological Experiment" (World Scientific, 2020). He also holds leadership roles in the next-generation projects, e.g. Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI).

Lahav  studied Physics at Tel-Aviv University (BSc, 1980), at Ben-Gurion University (MSc, 1985) and earned his Ph.D. (1988) from the University of Cambridge, where he was later a Member of Staff at the Institute of Astronomy (1990-2003) and a Fellow of St Catharine's College. At UCL he served as the Head of Astrophysics (2004-2011), establishing Cosmology as a research area,  He served as Vice-President of the Royal Astronomical Society (2010-2012).














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