Machine Learning in Astronomy

This will be an afternoon workshop, which will bring together statisticians, machine learners and physicists to introduce academics and PhD students to the range of research challenges that sit at the interface of these research fields. The event will be held in A54 Postgraduate Statistics Centre, Lancaster University. The event is free to attend, but attendees must register for a ticket in advance.

13:00 - 13:15 Opening and introductions
13:15 - 14:00 David van Dyk Data-Driven and Science-Driven Bayesian Methods in Astronomy and Solar Physics.
14:00 - 14:45 Chris Arridge Research Challenges in Solar System Plasmas.
14:45 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 - 16:00 Florent Leclercq Bayesian inference with black-box cosmological models.
16:00 - 16:45 Ingo Waldmann Deep learning exoplanets and the solar system.
16:45 - 18:00 Wine reception and poster session

Abstracts are now available to view.

This event is jointly organised by the Royal Statistical Society Statistical Computing Section, and the Royal Statistical Society Lancashire and Cumbria local group.

Photo by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash.


Additional Information


Can I display a poster?

Yes, please! Posters will be on display during the coffee break and wine reception. You can apply to display a poster when registering for a ticket.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Lancaster University is well serviced by buses and cycle paths. There is a charge for parking on the University campus. There are more details on getting here and parking options on the University website.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

There is no need to bring your ticket with you, but please, give your name at registration.