Senior Project Advisor
Machine Learning, Binary Star Systems
Eclipsing binaries (EB) are fundamental stellar laboratories that can be detected via long-term photometric monitoring. Analyzing the orbital motion of these EBs offers a unique ability to directly measure the parameters of both stars in the system, including masses, radii, and effective temperatures, without relying on theoretical models. Nonetheless, this process is non-trivial, and arriving to a correct solution for a given system can often take significant time. In the ongoing work, we are developing deep learning models capable of providing fast and accurate predictions of these fundamental parameters in these EBs, which will enable the characterization of an increasingly large number of systems that are now being discovered thanks to large surveys. Accurate predictions of these parameters will provide a better insight into understanding stellar evolution.
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Reneau, Noah; Shen, Hidemi Mitani; Chandler, Nicholas; and Pourlotfali, Ian, "Double Trouble: Applying Deep Learning to EBS Systems" (2023). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 689.
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