The talk will present the scientific activities of AstroCeNT and its Scientific Computing & Information Technology Group. AstroCeNT’s mission is to explore the hidden Universe. This mission is implemented by the development of tools needed for gravitational waves and dark matter detection. The AstroCeNT’s activities will be shown from the scientific computation perspective. During the talk it will be discussed why non-standard methods of computation might be needed to perform scientific computation in the future. We will discuss various aspects of neural networks – including their quantum, neuromorphic and traditional variants. We will show how we use the neural networks for our research purposes and how we train them. We will also show how we deal with complexity and variety of neural network models.

[1] Piotr Gawron, Stanisław Lewiński. 2020. ‘Multi-spectral image classification with quantum neural network’ In IGARSS 2020 – 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, (accepted for publication).

[2] Konrad Jałowiecki, Andrzej Więckowski, Piotr Gawron, and Bartłomiej Gardas. 2020. ‘Parallel in time dynamics with quantum annealers‘. Scientific Reports Scientific Reports 10(1): 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-70017-x.


Piotr Gawron

Particle Astrophysics Science and Technology Center International Research Agenda, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences

Date and time

Monday, 25 January 2021, 2:00-3:30 PM (CET)