2016-17: ASTRO: Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling of Exoplanet Populations: October 17-28, 2016

Participation by invitation only.

Location

This workshop will take place at SAMSI in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Description

Prior to NASA’s Kepler mission (2009-2013), most astronomers studying exoplanets focused on characterizing one planetary system at a time.  Population studies typically consisted of histograms or maximum likelihood fits to power laws and ignored measurement uncertainties.  Thanks to the large number of exoplanet detection and the relative uniformity of the Kepler planet search, it has become practical and beneficial in recent years to introduce hierarchical Bayesian methods to the analysis of exoplanet populations.  This workshop will build on these current efforts by facilitating intensive face-to-face collaboration between astronomers and statisticians to address relevant statistical and mathematical issues.  Possible topics include further advancing the state-of-the-art in Kepler noise modeling; improving the statistical interpretation of new or upcoming surveys (e.g., K2, TESS, next-generation Doppler surveys); developing emulator functions to streamline the incorporation of computationally intensive physics-based simulations into population statistical modeling; and performing model comparison within this hierarchical framework.

Participation at this workshop is by invitation only and will involve about 15-20 participants only closely involved with the ASTRO working groups activities. If you are interested to participate or for further details, please contact one of the organizers.

Schedule and Supporting Media

Printable Schedule

Monday, October 17, 2016
SAMSI, Room 104 / 106 / 123

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
9:30-9:45 Registration
9:45-10:00 Opening Remarks Sujit Ghosh, SAMSI
10:00-12:00 Workshop Project Pitches
12:00-1:30 Lunch at SAMSI
1:30-5:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
5:30 Shuttle to Hotel

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
SAMSI, Room 104 / 106 / 123

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
9:30-10:00 Prep Time for Updates from Project Groups
10:00-10:30 Project Updates
10:30-12:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
12:00-1:30 Lunch at SAMSI
1:30-5:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
5:30 Shuttle to Hotel

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
SAMSI, Room 104 / 106 / 123

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
9:30-10:00 Prep Time for Updates from Project Groups
10:00-10:30 Project Updates
10:30-12:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
12:00-1:15 Lunch at SAMSI
1:15-2:15 SAMSI Postdoc Seminar: “Detecting Planets: Jointly Modeling Radial Velocity and Stellar Activity Time Series” David Jones, SAMSI
2:15-5:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
5:30 Shuttle to Hotel

Thursday, October 20, 2016
SAMSI, Room 104 / 106 / 123

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
9:30-12:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
12:00-1:30 Astrophysical Populations Working Group (Teleconference)
1:30-2:30 Lunch at SAMSI
2:30-5:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
5:30 Shuttle to Hotel

Friday, October 21, 2016
SAMSI, Room 104 / 106 / 123

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
9:30-12:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
12:00-1:30 Lunch at SAMSI
1:30-4:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
4:00-5:00 Mid-Workshop Progress Reports
5:30 Shuttle to Hotel

Monday, October 24, 2016
SAMSI, Room 104 / 106 / 123

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
9:30-10:00 Prep Time for Updates from Project Groups
10:00-12:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
12:00-1:30 Lunch at SAMSI
1:30-5:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
5:30 Shuttle to Hotel

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
SAMSI, Room 104 / 106 / 123

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
9:30-10:00 Prep Time for Updates from Project Groups
10:00-10:30 Project Updates
10:30-12:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
12:00-1:30 Lunch at SAMSI
1:30-5:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
5:30 Shuttle to Hotel

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
SAMSI, Room 104 / 106 / 123

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
9:30-10:00 Prep Time for Updates from Project Groups
10:00-10:30 Project Updates
10:30-12:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
12:00-1:15 Lunch at SAMSI
1:15-2:15 SAMSI Postdoc Seminar: “Signal Separation for Exoplanet Detection: A Diffusion Map Approach” David Stenning, SAMSI
2:15-5:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
5:30 Shuttle to Hotel

Thursday, October 27, 2016
SAMSI, Room 104 / 106 / 123

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
9:30-12:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
12:00-1:30 Astrophysical Populations Working Group (Teleconference)
1:30-2:30 Lunch at SAMSI
2:30-5:00 Collaborative work in Project Groups
5:30 Shuttle to Hotel

Friday, October 28, 2016
SAMSI, Room 104

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
9:30-11:00 Project Group Reports
11:00-12:00 Planning for Continued Collaborations
12:00-1:30 Lunch at SAMSI
1:30 Shuttle to RDU Airport

Questions: email astro@samsi.info