CosmoStat2013: Statistical challenges from large data sets in cosmology and particle physics (13w5100)


(University College London)

(Imperial College London)

Ben Wandelt (Sorbonne University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "CosmoStat2012: Statistical challenges from large data sets in cosmology and particle physics" workshop from March 17th to March 22nd, 2013.

Understanding the fundamental nature of the Universe is a task that encompasses both the largest observable scales of cosmology as well as the microscopic world of particle physics. By colliding particles at the world's largest collider at CERN, and by observing the furthest reaches of the Universe with powerful telescopes and satellites, modern physics hopes to discover the nature of dark matter and dark energy, and the existence of a new domain of supersymmetric particles.

New data analysis techniques are required to glean the answer to these questions from current and future large data sets. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together the world's leading experts in statistical methods, cosmology and particle physics in order to promote an exchange of ideas that will improve our ability to extract the subtle hints from cosmological observations and particle physics experiments.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).