We would like to announce a year-long ASTRO program at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) running from August 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017, focusing on gravitational waves, cosmology, exoplanets, and synoptic surveys.
The goal of this program is to bring together scientists and statisticians with the hopes of finding novel statistical solutions to tough science problems.
The overall themes for the year are:
Astronomy: Gravitational Waves, Population Modeling, Exoplanets, Cosmology, and Synoptic Surveys
Mathematical & Statistical: Time Series Analysis, Uncertainty Quantification, Reduced Order Modeling, Inference with Inexact Models
With the following proposed working groups:
- Time Series Analysis for Exoplanets & Gravitational Waves: Beyond Stationary Gaussian Processes
- Uncertainty Quantification and Reduced Order Modeling in Gravitation, Astrophysics, and Cosmology
- Synoptic Time Domain Surveys
- Population Modeling & Signal Separation for Exoplanets & Gravitational Waves
- Statistics, Computation, and Modeling in Cosmology
Participation in a working group requires remote participation in biweekly meetings. You are also highly encouraged to visit SAMSI at some point during the year. Extended visits can be anywhere from two weeks to the whole program (nine months), or several shorter visits that add up to that. SAMSI will cover travel (from within US) and local lodging and transportation, up to $2500/month. Postdoctoral and graduate fellowships are also available.
Those interested in participating as a long term visitor at SAMSI should email Sujit Gosh, including a CV and brief cover letter containing the name of year-long program (ASTRO), your anticipated activities and interest, and the (rough) dates you anticipate visiting. The visitor list is filling quickly, so any requests for visits should be submitted as soon as possible.