Search Results for author: Simon Birrer

Found 9 papers, 8 papers with code

Hierarchical Inference of the Lensing Convergence from Photometric Catalogs with Bayesian Graph Neural Networks

1 code implementation15 Nov 2022 Ji Won Park, Simon Birrer, Madison Ueland, Miles Cranmer, Adriano Agnello, Sebastian Wagner-Carena, Philip J. Marshall, Aaron Roodman, The LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration

For each test set of 1, 000 sightlines, the BGNN infers the individual $\kappa$ posteriors, which we combine in a hierarchical Bayesian model to yield constraints on the hyperparameters governing the population.

Large-Scale Gravitational Lens Modeling with Bayesian Neural Networks for Accurate and Precise Inference of the Hubble Constant

2 code implementations30 Nov 2020 Ji Won Park, Sebastian Wagner-Carena, Simon Birrer, Philip J. Marshall, Joshua Yao-Yu Lin, Aaron Roodman

The computation time for the entire pipeline -- including the training set generation, BNN training, and $H_0$ inference -- translates to 9 minutes per lens on average for 200 lenses and converges to 6 minutes per lens as the sample size is increased.

Hierarchical Inference With Bayesian Neural Networks: An Application to Strong Gravitational Lensing

1 code implementation26 Oct 2020 Sebastian Wagner-Carena, Ji Won Park, Simon Birrer, Philip J. Marshall, Aaron Roodman, Risa H. Wechsler

We show that the posterior PDFs are sufficiently accurate (i. e., statistically consistent with the truth) across a wide variety of power-law elliptical lens mass distributions.

TDCOSMO V: strategies for precise and accurate measurements of the Hubble constant with strong lensing

2 code implementations14 Aug 2020 Simon Birrer, Tommaso Treu

Time-delay cosmography can reach sufficient precision to resolve the Hubble tension at 3-5$\sigma$, without assumptions on the radial mass profile of lens galaxies.

Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics Astrophysics of Galaxies

A versatile tool for cluster lensing source reconstruction. I. methodology and illustration on sources in the Hubble Frontier Field Cluster MACS J0717.5+3745

2 code implementations21 Jan 2020 Lilan Yang, Simon Birrer, Tommaso Treu

For multiply-imaged sources, the tool can also fit and apply first (deflection) second (shear, convergence) and third order (flexion) corrections to the local gravitational potential to improve the overall reconstruction, depending on the quality of the data.

Astrophysics of Galaxies Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics

Cosmic dissonance: new physics or systematics behind a short sound horizon?

1 code implementation17 Sep 2019 Nikki Arendse, Radosław J. Wojtak, Adriano Agnello, Geoff C. -F. Chen, Christopher D. Fassnacht, Dominique Sluse, Stefan Hilbert, Martin Millon, Vivien Bonvin, Kenneth C. Wong, Frédéric Courbin, Sherry H. Suyu, Simon Birrer, Tommaso Treu, Leon V. E. Koopmans

Results from time-delay lenses are consistent with those from distance-ladder calibrations and point to a discrepancy between absolute distance scales measured from the CMB (assuming the standard cosmological model) and late-time observations.

Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics

Astrometric requirements for strong lensing time-delay cosmography

1 code implementation24 Apr 2019 Simon Birrer, Tommaso Treu

The time delay between the arrival of photons of multiple images of time variable sources can be used to constrain absolute distances in the Universe (Refsdal 1964), and in turn obtain a direct estimate of the Hubble constant and other cosmological parameters.

Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics Astrophysics of Galaxies

Lenstronomy: multi-purpose gravitational lens modelling software package

12 code implementations26 Mar 2018 Simon Birrer, Adam Amara

The software is also able to reconstruct complex extended sources (Birrer et.

Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics

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