In March I got invited to give a talk for the Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg group. Back then June 21 looked like a far date in a relative relaxed time period. I was so wrong… they are so hectic days!
Nevertheless, I managed to prepare a talk entitled: “The ASSESS classifier: a machine-learning tool to uncover populations of evolved massive stars in nearby galaxies”. I tried to prepare a more general introduction to the massive stars and their evolution, along with the issues we are facing as far as mass loss. I highlighted the importance of the ASSESS project and the provide a short description of what is ASSESS all about. Then I described the machine-learning classifier we developed and our first results from this.
Although pressing, at the end I really enjoyed this talk!