Posts tagged ‘LSST’

The GREAT08 Challenge

Grand statistical challenges seem to be all the rage nowadays. Following on the heels of the Banff Challenge (which dealt with figuring out how to set the bounds for the signal intensity that would result from the Higgs boson) comes the GREAT08 Challenge (arxiv/0802.1214) to deal with one of the major issues in observational Cosmology, the effect of dark matter. As Douglas Applegate puts it: Continue reading ‘The GREAT08 Challenge’ »

working together to tackle hard problems in astronomy

This is an edited email copy of Colloquium Announcement from Tufts University, MA. A must go for those live in Medford and Somerville, where Tufts Univ. is located and its vicinity.

Subject : Special Joint CS and Physics Colloquium
Title : How Astronomers, Computer Scientists and Statisticians are working together to tackle hard problems in astronomy
Speaker: Pavlos Protopapas
Date : Thursday February 7
Time : 3:15 pm
Place : Nelson Auditorium, Anderson Hall (Click for the map, 200 College Ave, Medford, MA, I think)
Abstract: Continue reading ‘working together to tackle hard problems in astronomy’ »