Conferences and Meetings on Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

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The aftermath of a revolution: planet formation five years after HL Tau
07 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 • Cape Town, Chile
Event listing ID:
1265786
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IAUS367 — Education and Heritage in the Era of Big Data in Astronomy. First steps on the IAU 202-2030 Strategic Plan
09 Dec 2020 - 14 Dec 2020 • San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Organizer:
Nationa University of Rio Negro
Abstract:
The primary goal of this Symposium is to give perhaps for the first time a global vision of Education and Heritage in the frame of the goals of the IAU, taking into account the Plan 2020-2030 and to propose an eventual ‘next steps’ road map and a global astronomy education agenda for the next decade, while honouring the education from the past.

In this sense, we would foster inclusiveness in the advancement of astronomy and facilitate the advancement of the next generation of astronomers and scientists, through encouragement of the use of new methods of learning and best practices (including distance education: Moocs) in pedagogy at university level, as well as the use of astronomy for teaching and education at school level, which are part of the definitions of the proposed Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE), which also pursuits the establishment of a Network of Astronomy Education Contacts (NAECs) to provide accessible materials and astronomy literacy guidelines globally. The invited speakers are international leaders in discipline-based education in astronomy and the planetary science, but also in communication, history, inclusion and protection of world’s heritage, including the dark sky.

As with most other sciences, astronomy is being fundamentally transformed by the Information and Computation Technology (ICT) revolution. The data volume is growing exponentially, can be accessed remotely and the observations can be performed even without a real knowledge of a telescope. The new approaches to the data permits the development of new tools, techniques and resources for data analysis and produce discoveries which probably never would be reached with traditional astronomy data analysis period.

Contact:
Local Organizing Committee;     Email: iaus367@unrn.edu.ar
Topics:
State-of-the-art of astronomy education in countries/continents in the framework of the 2020-2030 IAU plan, Meta-analysis of astronomy education research on contents/school grade levels/focus on education cross studies, Literacy in Astronomy, Innovations in education methodologies and instrumentation, Research into the value and influence of astronomy education in other disciplines, Big Data in education and Open Astronomy, Astronomy as an interdisciplinary approach to science education in all levels, Inclusive education in Astronomy, Use of Astronomy Education Research experiments and results by teachers and in informal education activities (museum, planetarium, etc), Cultural Astronomy and heritage and education: from Stonehenge to the Space telescopes.
Event listing ID:
1276546
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237th AAS Meeting — 237th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
03 Jan 2021 - 07 Jan 2021 • Phoenix, AZ, United States
Event listing ID:
1083071
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UKRI STFC Introductory Course in Astronomy for New Research Students
11 Jan 2021 - 15 Jan 2021 • virtual event, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Organized by the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, facilitated by the Institute of Physics
Abstract:
The STFC introductory course in Astronomy for new research students will run from Monday the 11th and Friday the 15th of January 2021. This will be a virtual event, organized by the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, facilitated by the Institute of Physics. Lectures will cover topics in astronomy and astrophysics ranging from the study of the Solar system to the most distant galaxies. These will be anchored to talks describing the technical details and scientific aims of ongoing and imminent large surveys, which will provide the running theme for this course. In addition to academic lectures, there will be sessions covering transferrable skills, public engagement and data visualization. Breakout sessions between talks will provide opportunities to meet the speakers and ask questions informally.
Event listing ID:
1384884
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Life And Work Of Caroline and William Herschel
21 Jan 2021 • Webinar, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Organised by IoP West Midlands Branch (Keele Centre)
Abstract:
William Herschel is one of the outstanding figures in the history of astronomy and physics having discovered the planet Uranus and Infrared radiation. However, his sister, Caroline, is often overlooked, yet she discovered several comets and was instrumental in William’s work. In this talk we will not only take a whistle-stop tour of the unconventional lives and work of William and Caroline, from Hanover to Bath and then to Slough, but we will look at the historical and social context that enabled such discoveries to be made. This talk will be of interest to anyone with an interest in the history of astronomy and physics, but also to teachers of science wanting to see how science is rooted in the society in which it is produced.

Cost: FREE!

Event listing ID:
1384860
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Multiwavelength Probes of Galactic Atmospheres
25 Jan 2021 - 28 Jan 2021 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
The circumgalactic medium (CGM) can be viewed as an atmosphere that surrounds a galaxy and sustains star formation within it. Much of what we know about the CGM has come from absorption-line spectroscopy, mainly in the UV band, of gas at temperatures below the galaxy's virial temperature. A comparable amount of hotter gas, closer to the virial temperature, may also be present but has been harder to detect. If it is there, then the properties of the cooler clouds and the hotter ambient medium are likely to be complementary, deeply interwoven, and physically complex. It follows that the physics of cosmic rays, magnetic fields, turbulent mixing layers, conductive interfaces, and shocks may then play a leading role in setting the fate of the multiphase CGM. This conference will examine the evidence for a virial-temperature component along with the observations capable of revealing its properties and its relationship to the cooler components. Probes that complement UV absorption-line observations will be emphasized, including X-ray emission and absorption, UV and optical emission, Sunyaev-Zel'dovich probes, Fast Radio Bursts, and signposts of non-thermal particle acceleration.
Event listing ID:
1246668
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CAP 2021 — Communicating Astronomy with the Public
08 Feb 2021 - 12 Feb 2021 • Sydney, NSW + virtual edition, Australia
Abstract:
The CAP conference will have a virtual edition in 2021.
Event listing ID:
1391579
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NeuTel 2021 — 19th International Workshop on Neutrino Telescopes
18 Feb 2021 - 26 Feb 2021 • Virtual, Italy
Abstract:
The Neutrino Telescopes Workshop is one of the most prestigious and longest tradition international events in the field of Particle Physics. It dates back to 1988 when Prof. Milla Baldo Ceolin conceived it and launched the first edition. It soon developed into a discussion forum for the latest discoveries and new ideas shaping the fascinating future scenarios in topics ranging from Neutrinos to Astrophysics and Cosmology.

The 2021 edition will focus to the original, at the time pioneering, topics of the workshop: Large Detectors for Neutrino Astrophysics together with a rich program ranging from neutrino physics, flavour physics to cosmology.

Due to Covid19 - Sars-Cov-2 circumstances, it will be held online. Registration is free but mandatory

The XIX International Workshop on Neutrino Telescopes is organized by the INFN Padova Unit and by the Physics and Astronomy Department of Padova University.

Under the patronage of the University of Padova celebrating in 2022 its 800 years of activity.

Contact:
Secretariat (Giuseppina Salente);     Email: salente@pd.infn.it
Topics:
neutrino, multi-messanger astrophysics
Event listing ID:
1390450
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Astrostatistics in Canada and Beyond
28 Feb 2021 - 05 Mar 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
What could be a bigger source of "big data" than the entire Universe? Researchers in statistics and computer science are developing new methods to analyse the "big data" that companies and governments want to understand. To test out these methods they need big datasets that everyone can share - and new astronomical telescopes just happen to be gearing up to generate observations of billions of stars and galaxies that fit the bill. Insights from statistics will help astrophysicists to get the most out of these observations. The Astrostatistics 2021 workshop will bring together statisticians and astrophysicists to learn the technical languages of the two fields and identify how to work together to combine the excitement of space with big data.
Event listing ID:
1364081
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White Dwarfs from Physics to Astrophysics
29 Mar 2021 - 01 Apr 2021 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
Organizer:
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Abstract:
Astrometric, photometric and spectroscopic all-sky surveys provide the first complete, unbiased view of the Galactic population of the most abundant type of stellar remnants: white dwarfs. This wealth of observational data provides an array of opportunities to use white dwarfs as probes of a wide range of astrophysics, including the formation and evolution of stars and planets, the star formation rate of the Galaxy, and the populations of low-frequency gravitational wave sources and progenitors of thermonuclear supernovae. These applications require improved models of these electron-degenerate stars, which in turn rely on developments in the relevant input physics, including equations of state and opacities. This conference will provide a joint platform for experts in the observational and theoretical study of white dwarfs, scientists working on the underlying fundamental physics, and astronomers using white dwarfs as diagnostic tools to gain a panoramic overview of the state-of-the-art, to identify remaining limitations of the current models, and to explore novel scientific opportunities arising from the new data.
Event listing ID:
1246678
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White Dwarfs as Probes of the Evolution of Planets, Stars, the Milky Way and the Expanding Universe
29 Mar 2021 - 01 Apr 2021 • Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Organizer:
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Abstract:
Astrometric, photometric and spectroscopic all-sky surveys provide the first complete, unbiased view of the Galactic population of the most abundant type of stellar remnants: white dwarfs. This wealth of observational data provides an array of opportunities to use white dwarfs as probes of a wide range of astrophysics, including the formation and evolution of stars and planets, the star formation rate of the Galaxy, and the populations of low-frequency gravitational wave sources and progenitors of thermonuclear supernovae. These applications require improved models of these electron-degenerate stars, which in turn rely on developments in the relevant input physics, including equations of state and opacities. This conference will provide a joint platform for experts in the observational and theoretical study of white dwarfs, scientists working on the underlying fundamental physics, and astronomers using white dwarfs as diagnostic tools to gain a panoramic overview of the state-of-the-art, to identify remaining limitations of the current models, and to explore novel scientific opportunities arising from the new data.
Event listing ID:
1282664
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Protostars & Planets VII
01 Apr 2021 - 07 Apr 2021 • Kyoto, Japan
Event listing ID:
1275409
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Joint APP, HEPP and NP Annual Meeting
12 Apr 2021 - 15 Apr 2021 • University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Organised by IOP Astroparticle, High Energy Particle & Nuclear Physics Groups
Abstract:
A combined annual meeting of the IOP Astroparticle Physics Group, the High Energy Particle Physics Group and the Nuclear Physics Group.
Event listing ID:
1384962
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EGU General Assembly 2021 — European Geosciences Union 2021
25 Apr 2021 • Vienna , Austria
Organizer:
European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Abstract:
The EGU General Assembly 2021 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you at its General Assembly.
Event listing ID:
1354343
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8th Workshop on Level Density and Gamma Strength
03 May 2021 - 07 May 2021 • Oslo, Norway
Topics:
Nuclear level density Gamma-ray strength function Phase transitions in mesoscopic systems Applications in astrophysics and reactor physics
Event listing ID:
1358923
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Phenomenology of Black Holes in Quantum Gravity
23 May 2021 - 28 May 2021 • Hangzhou, China
Organizer:
Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (IASM) in Hangzhou, China, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
In this 5-day workshop, we shall bring the fields leaders, both theoretical and observational, together across the boundaries of several different fields, to discuss the important issues about black hole physics and gravitational wave astronomy in particular, and quantum field theory and quantum gravity in general. The workshop is very timely and important, and has been already received strong support from various leaders of the fields.
Event listing ID:
1364862
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XMMWS2021 — XMM-Newton (Virtual) Workshop 2021: a high-energy view of exoplanets and their environments
24 May 2021 - 28 May 2021 • Virtual - Online, Spain
Organizer:
XMM-Newton SOC, ESA-ESAC
Abstract:
This workshop will bring together scientists working on exoplanets and their environments in relation to observables in the high-energy band with XMM-Newton and Chandra. Topics such as exoplanetary atmospheres, stellar high-energy irradiation, exoplanet formation, and interactions between stars and exoplanets will be explored. The wealth of current and upcoming exoplanet discovery missions such as TESS and PLATO, as well as the continuing bright future of high-energy observations with missions like eROSITA and Athena make this workshop a timely event.
Contact:
XMM-Newton SOC;     Email: xmmws2021@sciops.esa.int
Topics:
High-energy, XMM-Newton, Exoplanets
Event listing ID:
1389557
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AwRI2021 — Astronomy with Radioactive Isotopes
31 May 2021 - 03 Jun 2021 • Budapest, Hungary
Organizer:
Konkoly Observatory
Abstract:
Radioactive nuclei play a significant role in many current astrophysical pursuits, from the origin of the elements to the driving of emissions from supernovae (56Ni) and kilonovae (r-process radioactivity). Radioactive nuclei are crucial for direct studies of galactic enrichment (7Be, 26Al, 44Ti, 60Fe, 99Tc, 244Pu) and stellar explosions (56Ni, 44Ti). Stars and their explosions, galaxies and their evolving interstellar medium, and the origin of the solar system are among the targeted astrophysical objects. Stardust, meteorites, ocean floor deposits, cosmic-rays, and gamma-ray spectroscopy provide a rich variety of astronomy to exploit the inherent power of radioactivity. Investigation tools range from numerical models, astronomical instrumentation, and laboratory experiments to derive material compositions and nuclear reaction rates. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from all these different fields to promote interaction through the common ground of radioactivity.
Event listing ID:
1226650
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Gordon Research Seminar — Origins of Solar Systems
19 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021 • South Hadley, MA, United States
Event listing ID:
1320731
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Gordon Conference on Origins of Solar Systems
19 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 • Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, United States
Event listing ID:
1326436
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Gordon Research Conference — Origins of Solar Systems
20 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 • South Hadley, MA, United States
Event listing ID:
1320776
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Gordon Research Seminar — String Theory, Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021 • Stonehill College, Easton, MA, United States
Event listing ID:
1321562
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Gordon Research Conference — String Theory, Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics
27 Jun 2021 - 02 Jul 2021 • Stonehill College, Easton, MA, United States
Event listing ID:
1321563
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International School on The Interstellar Medium of Galaxies, from the Epoch of Reionization to the Milky Way
19 Jul 2021 - 23 Jul 2021 • Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
Abstract:
This international school will offer an overview of the observational constraints, the interpretative tools and the theoretical frameworks used for studying the interstellar medium in galaxies from the epoch of reionization to the Milky Way. Furthermore, it aims to build a synergy between the Galactic ISM and extragalactic communities. Time will be devoted to discussion between participants and lecturers, with the hope of kick-starting original projects.
Event listing ID:
1310439
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Star Formation: From Clouds to Discs. A Tribute to the Career of Lee Hartmann
16 Aug 2021 - 19 Aug 2021 • Malahide, Ireland
Organizer:
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland
Abstract:
This conference will celebrate the career of Lee Hartmann, who has made enormous contributions to our field during his productive life. For over 3 decades Lee has been a leading pioneer in characterizing the physics of molecular clouds, stars and planet formation. His scientific breadth and impact can be seen in his studies on molecular cloud formation and cloud lifetimes. This has led to a change in our paradigm of star formation towards more rapid evolution. He has been among the first to recognize the importance of accretion and magnetic fields in the phenomena observed in young stars, and has led ground-breaking efforts characterizing these effects. As a tribute to Lee, but also recognizing that we stand on the threshold of a new era with the arrival of JWST, E-ELT and SKA, it is appropriate to take stock of the most fascinating developments in our field, emphasizing those areas where Lee has made significant contributions.
Contact:
Phone: [+353 (0)1 440 6656];     Email: cloudstodiscs@dias.ie
Topics:
star formation, protostars, accretion discs, jets, outflows, molecular clouds, magnetic fields, HII regions
Event listing ID:
1317871
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Mathematical Aspects of General Relativity
29 Aug 2021 - 04 Sep 2021 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1313145
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XVI Rencontres du Vietnam - Planetary Science: The Young Solar System
07 Sep 2021 - 11 Sep 2021 • Quy Nhon, Vietnam
Organizer:
Rencontres du Vietnam , an official partner of UNESCO
Abstract:
Our goal is to host a highly interdisciplinary mid-sized meeting of broad scope with highly acclaimed key speakers of international standing. We aim to unite ourselves to discuss barriers to progress, propose solutions and identify and foster future collaboration that will advance our understanding of the young solar system. We intend to formulate a coherent and scientifically sound story on the birth and evolution of the young solar system.
Event listing ID:
1391929
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Long Program — Mathematical and Computational Challenges in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
13 Sep 2021 - 17 Dec 2021 • Los Angeles, CA, United States
Organizer:
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), UCLA
Abstract:
The aim of this program is to connect efforts of the mathematical and physical sciences communities to address the latest advances and new challenges on the understanding of multi-messenger astronomy. The IPAM program will comprise four workshops, each addressing a different topic: the generation of catalogs of waveform templates; the discussion of the mathematical modeling of the equations governing strong relativistic systems; parameter estimation of astrophysical sources of gravitational waves; and the state of the art of big data and deep learning techniques for GW data analysis.
Event listing ID:
1376451
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PUMA2021 — Probing the universe with Multimessenger Astronomy
27 Sep 2021 - 01 Oct 2021 • Sestri Levante, Italy
Organizer:
University of Genova and INFN-Sezione di Genova
Abstract:
A conference to gather an overview of the status and future prospects of astrophysics and cosmology with a multimessenger approach. The conference will feature only plenary sessions on the following topics: astrophysics with electromagnetic waves, astrophysics with gravitational waves, astroparticle physics and neutrino astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, cosmology. The conference was originally planned for 2020 and moved to 2021 because of the Covid-19 emergency situation.
Event listing ID:
1353976
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APN8 - Asymmetrical Post-Main-Sequence Nebulae 8 - The Shaping of the Circumstellar Matter
04 Oct 2021 - 08 Oct 2021 • Granada, Spain
Event listing ID:
1326413
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McGill University Space Research Conference
05 Oct 2021 - 06 Oct 2021 • Montreal, Canada
Organizer:
McGill University
Abstract:
McGill’s Space Research Conference will bring major sectors of the international space and aerospace communities together for two days to examine space issues from multiple perspectives–including engineering, healthcare, law and space science–all with an eye on the future. Over the coming decades, as the aerospace sector shifts its focus towards enabling space travel, an integrated space and aerospace ecosystem is expected to emerge. McGill’s Bicentennial provides a perfect platform for the conference’s theme, What Is Our Future in Space?, as participants will journey far beyond 2021 to focus on critical space issues 25, 50 and even 100 years in the future. Join McGill’s astronauts and the world’s top academic researchers, business pioneers, and government leaders in space and aerospace for two days of cross-industry exchange in Montreal.
Event listing ID:
1352173
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ESWW 2021 — 17th European Space Weather Week
25 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 • Glasgow, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Abstract:
The ESWW is the main annual event in the European Space Weather calendar. It is the European forum for Space Weather as proven by the high attendance to the past editions. ESWW17 will again adopt the central aim of bringing together the diverse groups in Europe working on different aspects of Space Weather: scientists, engineers, satellite operators, power grid technicians, communication and navigation specialists, people working in aviation, space weather service providers, etc.
Event listing ID:
1391947
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Detection and Analysis of Gravitational Waves in the era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy: From Mathematical Modelling to Machine Learning
14 Nov 2021 - 19 Nov 2021 • Oaxaca, Mexico
Organizer:
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, Canada
Abstract:
Gravitational-waves are a new way to explore the sky and uncover the Universe’s deepest mysteries. Although the first detection of these "ripples of space-time" is only a few years old, scientists can now harness the potential of gravitational waves in testing Einstein’s General Relativity theory under extreme conditions, helping to understand the origin of matter, and measuring the evolution of the Universe. Researchers from all around the world are gathering in Oaxaca to discuss recent progress in, and the future of gravitational-wave science. The workshop "Detection and analysis of gravitational waves in the era of multi-messenger astronomy: From mathematical modelling to machine learning", provides a forum, unique in its genre, for discussing new mathematical methods in modelling, detecting, and analyzing gravitational waves, as well as their integration with machine learning, or artificial intelligence.
Event listing ID:
1364866
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GWAWS3 — Workshop III: Source inference and parameter estimation in Gravitational Wave Astronomy
15 Nov 2021 - 19 Nov 2021 • Los Angeles, CA, United States
Organizer:
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)
Abstract:
The goal of this workshop is to connect statisticians and GW astrophysicists to discuss the current state-of-the-art approaches for parameter estimation in CBC and other GW sources alike and to identify the open issues to improve the status regarding low-latency searches.
Topics:
Part of the Long Program Mathematical and Computational Challenges in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Event listing ID:
1366862
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239th AAS — 239th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
08 Jan 2022 - 13 Jan 2022 • Washington DC, United States
Event listing ID:
1083139
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241st AAS Meeting — 141th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
08 Jan 2023 - 12 Jan 2023 • Seattle, WA, United States
Event listing ID:
1083169
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245th AAS Meeting — 245th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
12 Jan 2025 - 16 Jan 2025 • National Harbor, MD , United States
Event listing ID:
1083102


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