Schedule for: 18w5095 - DM-Stat: Statistical Challenges in the Search for Dark Matter

Arriving in Banff, Alberta on Sunday, February 25 and departing Friday March 2, 2018
Sunday, February 25
16:00 - 17:30 Check-in begins at 16:00 on Sunday and is open 24 hours (Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
20:00 - 22:00 Informal gathering (Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
Monday, February 26
07:00 - 08:45 Breakfast
Breakfast is served daily between 7 and 9am in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
08:45 - 09:00 Introduction and Welcome by BIRS Station Manager (TCPL 201)
09:00 - 09:15 Aaron Vincent: Overview of the workshop (TCPL 201)
09:15 - 10:15 Bradley Kavanagh: OVERVIEW: Dark matter (TCPL 201)
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:45 - 11:45 Introductions and discussion (TCPL 201)
11:50 - 12:00 Group Photo
Meet in foyer of TCPL to participate in the BIRS group photo. The photograph will be taken outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather. Please don't be late, or you might not be in the official group photo!
(TCPL Foyer)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
Lunch is served daily between 11:30am and 1:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
13:00 - 14:00 Guided Tour of The Banff Centre
Meet in the Corbett Hall Lounge for a guided tour of The Banff Centre campus.
(Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
14:00 - 15:00 David van Dyk: OVERVIEW: Model selection, including Bayesian and Frequency perspectives (TCPL 201)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:30 - 16:30 Chad Schafer: OVERVIEW: Statistical Learning (TCPL 201)
16:45 - 17:15 Luc Hendriks: Simulation inversion: use machine learning to predict model parameters from observables (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
Tuesday, February 27
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Wolfgang Rau: OVERVIEW: Direct searches for dark matter (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
11:00 - 11:30 Pat Scott: Dark matter model comparison (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 12:00 Melissa van Beekveld: Problems of scanning a large parameter space (TCPL 201)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
14:00 - 15:00 Alyson Brooks: OVERVIEW: Dark matter structure and simulations (TCPL 201)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:30 - 16:00 Fabio Iocco: The impact of Galactic astrophysical uncertainties on the reconstruction of DM properties (TCPL 201)
16:00 - 16:30 Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine: Statistical challenges in substructure lensing (TCPL 201)
16:30 - 17:00 Ben Safdi: Probing particle dark matter with Gaia DR1 (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Wednesday, February 28
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Christoph Weniger: OVERVIEW: statistics in indirect detection (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:00 Tracy Slatyer: Characterizing point source populations with non-Poissonian template fitting (TCPL 201)
11:00 - 11:30 Daniel Nieto: Enhancing the sensitivity to dark matter signatures in the very-high-energy gamma-ray band through machine learning (TCPL 201)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 17:30 Free Afternoon (Banff National Park)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Thursday, March 1
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Christopher Anelli: OVERVIEW: Dark matter searches at colliders (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:00 Yue-Lin Sming Tsai: WIMP or non-WIMP? Thermal DM or non-thermal DM? The question to ask before global analysis (TCPL 201)
11:00 - 11:30 Thomas Edwards: Fast Forecasting for Counting Experiments (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 12:00 Siddharth Mishra-Sharma: Extragalactic and Galactic Searches for Dark Matter Annihilation (TCPL 201)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 14:00 (even more) informal discussion on recent Nature papers
I've put them here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3dl3vqpiiekpqfu/AADcZT1MAeMc1kuI2Vb_bgODa?dl=0
(TCPL 201)
14:00 - 15:00 Robert Wolpert: OVERVIEW: Non-Exchangeable Hierarchical Bayes Models for Synthesizing Disparate Information (TCPL 201)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:30 - 16:00 Sara Algeri: Comparing non-nested models by Testing One Hypothesis Multiple times (TCPL 201)
16:00 - 16:30 Christoph Weniger: Euclideanized signals: facilitating pheno-focused model exploration (TCPL 201)
16:30 - 17:00 Alberto Casas: Quantifying the naturalness of dark matter models (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Friday, March 2
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 09:30 Judita Mamuzic: Global significance for overlapping signal regions (TCPL 201)
09:30 - 10:00 Jessi Cisewski: Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:30 Aaron Vincent: Summary and closing (TCPL 201)
12:00 - 12:30 Checkout by Noon
5-day workshop participants are welcome to use BIRS facilities (BIRS Coffee Lounge, TCPL and Reading Room) until 3 pm on Friday, although participants are still required to checkout of the guest rooms by 12 noon.
(Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch from 11:30 to 13:30 (Vistas Dining Room)