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Imperial Centre for Inference and Cosmology Inaugural Workshop

The Imperial Centre for Inference and Cosmology (ICIC) is a newly formed centre that aims to address the statistical challenges posed by massive and complex data streams in astrophysics, astroparticle physics, and cosmology. It is a collaborative effort between the Astrophysics Group and the Statistics Section at Imperial College London.
When 20 August 2012 08:30 AM to
21 August 2012 04:30 PM
Where London UK
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The Imperial Centre for Inference and Cosmology (ICIC) is a newly formed centre 
that aims to address the statistical challenges posed by massive and complex 
data streams in astrophysics, astroparticle physics, and cosmology.  It is a 
collaborative effort between the Astrophysics Group and the Statistics Section 
at Imperial College London.

The ICIC will host its Inaugural Workshop on 20 and 21 August 2012. Advances in astrophysics and cosmology are driven by large and complex data 
sets, which can only be analyzed, interpreted, and understood by using refined 
statistical methods. In recent years, technological advances have dramatically 
increased the quality and quantity of data available to astronomers. Newly 
launched or soon-to-be launched space-based telescopes such as Planck, Fermi, 
and Euclid are tailored to challenges associated with specific scientific goals.

The ICIC Inaugural Workshop will feature a few invited talks and focus on a 
number of extended discussions on current grand data analytic challenges in 
astronomy, astroparticle physics, and cosmology.

Confirmed Speakers:

Brandon Kelly (Santa Barbara)
Ofer Lahav (UCL)
Tom Loredo (Cornell)
Kaisey Mandel (Imperial)
Xiao-Li Meng (Harvard)
Pat Scott (McGill)
Benjamin Wandelt (IAP Paris)

 

The Scientific Organizing Committee:

Alan Heavens (ICIC director)
Daniel Mortlock
Roberto Trotta
David van Dyk (chair)

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