Kavli IPMU-Berkeley Symposium "Statistics, Physics and Astronomy"

January 11 - 12, 2018

Lecture Hall, Kavli IPMU
The University of Tokyo


About the Symposium
This symposium will be held in the framework of the Strategic Partnership project
UC Berkeley/UTokyo and is a part of the program Berkeley Week at UTokyo.
We will focus various aspects of data science aiming for applications to physics
and astronomy etc.

Lecturers :
Wahid Bhimji (LBNL Berkeley)
Shiro Ikeda (The Institute of Statistical Mathematics)
Ippei Obayashi (AIMR, Tohoku University)
Masanao Ozawa (Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University)
Alessandro Sonnenfeld (Kavli IPMU, The University of Tokyo)
Philip B. Stark (Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley)

Program :
January 11 (Thursday)
14:00 -- 15:00 Shiro Ikeda, Statistical signal processing for astronomy
15:30 -- 16:30 Masanao Ozawa, Quantum Measurement Theory,
the Uncertainty Principle, and Gravitational Wave Detection: A Crossroad
16:40 -- 17:40 Philip B. Stark, Quantifying Uncertainty in Inferences in Physics and Astronomy

January 12 (Friday)
14:00 -- 15:00 Alessandro Sonnenfeld, Bayesian hierarchical inference in astronomy
15:30 -- 16:30 Ippei Obayashi, Introduction to topological data analysis
16:40 -- 17:40 Wahid Bhimji, Deep learning for HEP and Cosmology

There will be talks of Berkeley Week@IPMU on January 10
and in the morning of January 11 and 12.

Program and Abstracts [PDF file]

Reception : January 11, 19:00 --
Oak Village Kahiwanoha

Organizing Committee :
Toshitake Kohno, Hitoshi Murayama

Supported by
Top Global University Project, MEXT, Japan
Leading Graduate Course for Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (FMSP)