Winners of the CSF Prizes for best poster and best oral contribution by a young researcher
Best oral contribution:
Mr David Friedenberg
"Source Detection in Large Images with Probabilistic Bounds on the Rate of False Sources"
Mr Stefan Harmeling
"Online blind deconvolution with super-resolution and saturation correction"
PDFs of all talks given can be downloaded from the online programme:
>> CosmoStats (updated 27.07.09)
In the last ten years, a wealth of observational data has revolutionized cosmology. The purpose of this conference is to bring together world-class leading figures in cosmology and particle physics, as well as renowned statisticians, in order to exchange knowledge and experience in dealing with large and complex data sets, and to meet the challenge of upcoming large cosmological surveys.
The meeting is part of a vibrant series of international conferences coordinated by the ETH. We expect to gather up to 70 participants in the beautiful surroundings of the Monte Verita' (which used to host the Eranos conferences), for a 5-day residential conference, with lots of time for informal discussions. CosmoStats will also host the GRavitational lEnsing Accuracy Testing 2008 (GREAT08) Challenge Final Workshop.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of activity at the CSF, the director and the scientific board of the Centro Stefano Franscini have decided to establish a CSF Award for young scientists to be attributed to the best presentation during cosmostats09. The award will consist of a certificate and the sum of CHF 500.-, which will be awarded to the best oral presentation by a young scientist (a PhD student or someone with at most 3 years of postdoctoral experience and a maximum age of 33). The award will be presented on Thur evening.
The registration deadline for full consideration is 28th February 2009. While we confirm the participation of applicants who already registered, the deadline for late registration has been extended until Apr 30th. Late registrations will be considered on a first come first served basis as long as places are still available.
Tamas Budavari, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Mike Hobson, Cambridge University, UK
Ofer Lahav, University College London, UK
Andrew Jaffe, Imperial College London
Tom Loredo, Cornell University, USA
Licia Verde, Institute of Space Sciences (ICE) IEEC/CSIC, Spain
Jim Berger, Duke University, USA
Chris Genovese, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Steffen Lauritzen, University of Oxford, UK
Chad Schafer, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Glen Cowan, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Kyle Cranmer, NYU, USA
Bob Cousins, UCLA, USA
Louis Lyons, Oxford/Imperial College London, UK