Times Higher Award shortlisting for ‘star-shattering’ research project

New technology using Artificial Intelligence alongside the famous Liverpool Telescope (LT), has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award for Research Project of the Year 2017.

The Liverpool Telescope (LT) is the largest robotic telescope in the world, and the scientists behind it, based at Liverpool John Moores University’s Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI), have designed and built a system that observes and classifies new stars with minimal human intervention.

SPRAT (SPectrograph for the Rapid Analysis of Transients) combines science, technology and outreach in a combination that is literally ‘star-shattering’.