Distances to Gaia Stars

Speaker: 
Lauren Anderson (Flatiron Institute)
Abstract: 

Gaia will eventually generate astrometric information, including parallax, for 2 billion stars. A lot of these distance estimates will be very noisy. I will talk about our work on using data-driven models to make these distance estimates more precise, to help improve Gaia's general goals of mapping out structures in the Milky Way.

Date: 
Thursday, 12 October 2017