November 27, 2023 to December 1, 2023
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Europe/Paris timezone

Before real data: pressing graph neural networks to do field-level simulation-based inference with galaxies

Nov 28, 2023, 5:16 PM
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IAP (Paris) & CCA/Flatiron (New York) IAP 98bis Boulevard Arago 75014 Paris FRANCE CCA/Flatiron 5th Avenue New York (NY) USA
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Natalí Soler Matubaro de Santi (University of São Paulo)


Field level likelihood-free inference is one of the brand new methods to extract cosmological information, over passing inferences of the usual and time-demanding traditional methods. In this work we train different machine learning models, without any cut on scale, considering a sequence of distinct selections on galaxy catalogs from the CAMELS suite in order to recover the main challenges of real data observations. We consider mask effects, peculiar velocity uncertainties, and galaxy selection effects. Also, we are able to show that we obtain a robust model across different sub-grid physical models such as Astrid, SIMBA, IllustrisTNG, Magneticum, and SWIFT-EAGLE using only galaxy phase-space information ($3$D positions and $1$D velocity).
Moreover, we are able to show that the model can still track the matter content of the simulations keeping only the $2$D positions and $1$D velocity. The main purpose is to provide a proof of concept that graph neural networks, together with moment neural networks, can be used as a useful and powerful machinery to constrain cosmology for the next generation of surveys.

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Natalí Soler Matubaro de Santi (University of São Paulo)


Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro (Flatiron Institute) Raul Abramo (Universidade de São Paulo)

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