MACSS 2016

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Bayesian Inference for Cosmology

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April 17-21, 2016

División de Ciencias e Ingenierías , Universidad De Guanajuato, Campus León, Guanajuato

The main  goal of this school is to prepare the next generation of students, postdocs, and researchers to perform statistical analysis over cosmological observations, such as  present large scale surveys like BOSS  and future as DESI, LSST, SCI-HI, etc.

The first part of each day will be devoted to lectures and tutorials providing the basis of statistics/bayesian inference tools. The rest of the day will be dedicated to hands-on sessions for developing projects. A set of projects will be pre-defined.

Invited Lecturers

  • Alan Heavens (ICL,UK/ICIC Director )
  • Licia Verde (U. de Barcelona, Spain/Radcliffe fellow 2015-2016)                      
  • Raul Jimenez (U. de Barcelona, Spain/Radcliffe fellow 2015-2016)
  • Jorge Peñarrubia (IfA, Royal Observatory, U. Eddinburgh) 
  • Antonio Cuesta (U. de Barcelona, Spain)
  •  Juan Carlos Hidalgo (ICF-UNAM, MX)
  • Josue de Santiago (ICF-UNAM, MX)
  • Jordan Mirocha (UCLA, US)
  • Sebastien Fromenteau (CMU,US)
TOPICS
  • Bayesian Statistics

  • Parameter Inference Methods

  • MonteCarlo Sampling Methods

  • Forecasting Methods

  • Hierarchical Modelling

PROJECTS:

  • Constraints from LSS with BOSS
  • MCMC codes for Cosmology
  • Cosmology with 21cm HI at high redshift
  • Testing modifications of gravity with LSS
  • Galactic dynamics applications

 

Important Dates

Application for scholarships:  January 27th-February 27th, 2016. CLOSED

Application Deadline: March 21th, 2016 . CLOSED

School: April 17th -21st, 2016 (Note you have to be in León since 16th at least)

 

 

Enquires to: 

cosmostatschool@gmail.com

Organizing Committee 

Local Organization

Physics Department Faculty at División de Ciencias e Ingenierias, Universidad de Guanajuato, Campus León. 

 

 

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ACCEPTED PARTICIPANTS

UNDERGRADUATES

Christian Nicanor Poveda Ruiz Universidad de los Andes
Bruno villaseñor alvarez IA-UNAM
Juan Salvador Tafoya Vargas Facultad de Ciencias – UNAM
Johnatan Osvaldo Román Herrera Unidad Académica de Física U.A.Z.
Braulio Farid Antonio Chi Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM
Priscila Camacho Olachea Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Andres Aramburo Garcia Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
Brenda Izamar Tapia Benavides Facultad de Ciencias UNAM
Sandino Estrada Dorado Universidad de Sonora
Andrea Muñoz Gutiérrez Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM
Oscar Iván Robles Moreno Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM
Marco Antonio Xoca Orozco Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Crhistian Alejandro Benitez Abarca Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM
Carlos Miguel Garcia Rosas IA-UNAM
Herrera Alcantar Hiram Kalid Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Claudia Zendejas Morales Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM
Anaís Sotelo Burke Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

MSC

Gabriela Alejandra Aguilar Argüello IA-CU, UNAM
Patrocinio Perez Perez FCFM-UNACH
Favio André Vázquez Prieto ICN – UNAM
Haydee Olinca Hernández Aviña INAOE
Oscar Nicolas Gomez Giraldo UDEA
Miguel Angel de Icaza Lizaola IA-UNAM.
Felipe Alejandro Salazar Vázquez Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM
Aitor Carlos Robleto Orús Departamento de Astronomía, Universidad de Guanajuato
Armando A. Roque Estrada Universidad de Guanajuato, Campus León, División de Ciencias e Ingenierías.
Sebastián Camilo Morales Gutiérrez Universidad de Guanajuato
Fidel Sosa Nuñez Universidad de Guanajuato
Javier Israel Reynoso Córdova Universidad de Guanajuato
Oleg S. Burgueño Gerardo. Universidad de Guanajuato
Rebeca Martínez Carrillo Universidad de Guanajuato
Sandra Guadalupe Bustamante González INAOE – Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electrónica
Andrea Alejandra Hidalgo Valadez INAOE (Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica)

PHD

Metin Ata Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam
Liliana Altamorano Devors IA-UNAM (Ensenada)
Ana Luisa González Morán INAOE
Hector Javier Hortua Universidad Nacional de Colombia
EMMANUEL RÍOS LÓPEZ INAOE
ramirez siordia victor hugo IRyA UNAM
Mariana Jaber Bravo UNAM
Jose Manuel Zorrilla Matilla Columbia University
Judith BIERNAUX University of Liège, BE
Bolivia Cuevas Otahola INAOE
Luis Enrique Padilla Albores CINVESTAV
Gabriela García Arroyo IFM-UMSNH
Juan Francisco Flores Juárez DCI-UGTO
Efrain Torres Lomas DCI-UGTO
David Fernandez Arenas INAOE
Jairo Andrés Alzate TRujillo IRyA UNAM
Jorge Alberto Venzor Valdivia CINVESTAV
Antonio Herrera Martin University of Glasgow

 

RESEARCHERS

Axel de la Macorra IF-UNAM
Jorge Luis Cervantes Cota ININ
Gabriella Piccinelli Bocchi Centro Tecnológico, FES Aragón, UNAM
Argelia Bernal Bautista Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo
Miguel Angel García Aspeitia CONACYT-Univerisda Autónoma de Zacatecas
Mario A. Rodríguez-Meza ININ
Paulina Caballero UAEMex
Javier Mauricio Antelis Ortiz Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara
Claudia Moreno Gonzalez Universidad de Guadalajara
Ulises Nucamendi INSTITUTO DE FISICA Y MATEMATICAS, UMSNH
Alejandro Aviles Cervantes Departameno de Matematicas, CINVESTAV
Alberto Hernandez Almada IF-UNAM
Felipe Missael maya ordoñez IPN
Tula Bernal Marín Cinvestav
felipe missael maya ordoñez ESFM-IPN
Dr. Thomai Tsiftsi University of Bath
Jacqueline Barroso González FES Acatlán UNAM
Ana Avilez Cinvestav

 

WE EXPECT TO MEET MOST OF THE STUDENTS ON SATURDAY 16th AT THE REGISTRATION DESK.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES ARE BEING PLANNED FROM SUNDAY TO THURSDAY.

ALL THE EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT THE REAL DE MINAS POLIFORUM HOTEL. 

LECTURES ARE AT THE “GOBERNADOR II” ROOM 

Schedule

 Lecture Program:

Sunday: Bayesian basics 1.
Sunday: Bayesian basics 2.
Monday: Random fields in cosmology .
Monday: Gaussians and other PDFs.
Tuesday: 1Sampling MCMC.
Tuesday: Sampling, & Fisher matrices.
Wednesday: Model Selection and Model Checking.
Wednesday:  Bayesian Hierarchical Models & Advanced Topics.

Python:  Introductory data handling with python –Iván Rodríguez Montoya–

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PLENARY TALKS:

DR. AXEL DE LA MACORRA –PHYSICS INSTITUTE, UNAM–

 Dynamics of Dark Energy  from Large Scale Structure

DR. LUIS A. AGUILAR –ASTRONOMY INSTITUTE, UNAM, ENSENADA– 

 Through the looking glass: Assessing biases and completeness in large scale surveys. The Gaia case.

DR. ULISES NUCAMENDI –PHYSICS INSTITUTE, UIVERSIDAD MICHOACANA–

TBA

DR. LUIS UREÑA — DCI-UNIVERSIDAD DE GUANAJUATO–

TBA

Parallel meeting from the División de Ciencias e Ingenierías physics department

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Alan Heavens and Licia Verde

Lecture Videos

Ivan Rodriguez –Python tutorial--

Projects

-Sebastien Fromenteu (Plenary talk)

-Juan Carlos Hidalgo (Plenary talk)

-Jordan Mirocha (Plenary talk)

-Antonio Cuesta (Plenary talk)

-Jorge Peñarrubia (Plenary talk and data project)

- Raul Jimenez (Plenary talk and data project)

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 Event with CONACyT funding