Camilo Weinberger, Bachelor of Physics, Master of Science and assistant in the
optoelectronics laboratory of the School of Electrical Engineering (SEE) of the
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), presented a progress of his
work as a laboratory assistant at the Image and Applied Optics congress of the Optical
Society of America (OSA), conducted online on June 22-26, 2020.
The work in question corresponds to a poster prepared by Weinberger, with the title
Training using Deep Learning, where he synthesized all the collaboration made by the
physicist with the laboratory team in the past years. Weinberger provided details of his
first wavefront sensor, or wavefront sensor that is being carried out in the laboratory.
The central idea is through a single image, to detect all the possible deformations that
suffers a wave front in the atmosphere. Thanks to the test done in the simulations, a
neuronal network has been achieved that describe what is happening in the
atmosphere using a single image of a reference star. Something similar to the
functioning of a shack hartmann.
“As a curiosity, I highlight the presentation of Katie Bouman, the girl who participated
and was a big responsible for the image reconstruction of the black hole during the
past year. It was a topic that was on everyone’s mouth and that somehow crosses
disciplines, not only physics or engineering, it was also an unpublished work, where
they did not have a frame reference, because no one had ever seen a hole”,
commented Weinberger, about the possibility of participating in this instance.
In addition, he appreciated the work of the event coordinators, who, through the use of
the Discord platform, they managed to allow the coexistence between the participants
to take place expeditiously, positively recreating what is characteristic of these events
in person, as indicated by our laboratory assistant. In that platform, the assistants
accessed to personalized channels where they could also review the exhibited
material, as well as maintain contact with other investigators and participants in the
Finally, Weinberger, indicated to be interest in study the recent Doctorate program in
Electrical Engineering of the SEE. In particular, the topic addressed can open up
several research topics of interest, which may even lead to a doctoral thesis.