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Workshop: 2nd ICML Workshop on Machine Learning for Astrophysics

Multi-fidelity Emulator for Cosmological Large Scale 21 cm Lightcone Images: a Few-shot Transfer Learning Approach with GAN

Kangning Diao · Yi Mao

Abstract: Large-scale numerical simulations ($\gtrsim 500\rm{Mpc}$) of cosmic reionization are required to match the large survey volume for the upcoming Square Kilometre Array (SKA). We present a multi-fidelity emulation technique for generating large-scale lightcone images of cosmic reionization. We first train generative adversarial networks (GAN) on small-scale simulations and transfer that knowledge to large-scale simulations with hundreds of training images. Our method achieves high accuracy in generating lightcone images, as measured by various statistics with errors mostly below 10\%. This approach saves computational resources by 90\% compared to conventional training methods. Our technique enables efficient and accurate emulation of large-scale images of the Universe.

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