The 3rd Sino-Italian Workshop on Astrostatistics is a bridge between two disciplines, Astrophysics and Statistics, between two countries with a long-lasting collaboration, China and Italy, and between expert and young scholars in the two fields, as the Workshop is traditionally welcoming young researchers.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Padova kindled the interest of a closer collaboration between the two communities in 2017, when the first workshop took place in Padova and obtained an immediate success by reaching the maximum number of allotted participants.
The third edition of this workshop will be hosted by the Astronomical Observatory of Rome in Monte Porzio Catone. This is an ideal venue for this meeting, as the Astronomical Observatory of Rome is the heir of the historical Observatory of the “Collegio Romano”, the Institution where Matteo Ricci, Li Madou, learned Mathematics, Geometry and Astronomy.
Astrostatistics is much needed now when the new generations of astronomical and astroparticle instruments are ushering astronomical data into the Big Data era. In addition, we are witnessing the birth of M3Astronomy, short for Multi-Wavelength, Multi-Observatory, Multi-Messenger Astronomy, which is going to open a new window on the Universe, but will also present new challenges, from increasing the size and dimensions of collected data, to a proper calibration and cross-calibration of data from different instruments in different energy ranges, to a substantial reduction of the time needed to make data available to a wider scientific community.
The workshop aims at exploring the frontier of Astrostatistics, where new techniques are devised and tested to deal with Big Data which are going to play crucial role in the forthcoming astronomical instrumentation. During the workshop both challenging and innovative aspects of statistics applied to astronomical data will be presented and discussed.
During the workshop there will be plenary presentations about the state-of-the-art of Astrostatistics, research talks providing an extensive view of the forthcoming scenarios on this topic and a special session where to consolidate, or build-up, new collaborations between the Chinese and Italian scientific communities.
An additional session will be dedicated to presentations from young scientists from both countries.
SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Lucio Angelo Antonelli, INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Rome (co-chair)
Jinmin Bai, Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Denis Bastieri, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova and Center for Astrophysics, Guangzhou University (co-chair)
Alessandra Brazzale, Dept. of Statistical Sciences, University of Padova
Jessi Cisewski, dept. of Statistics and Data Science, Yale University
Junhui Fan, Center for Astrophysics, Guangzhou University (co-chair)
Alok Gupta, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital, India
Omar Kurtanidze, Georgia Academy of Sciences, Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, Georgia
Michele Liguori, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova
Anders Lindqvist, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and Chinese Academy of Science
Sabino Matarrese, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova
Giovanna Menardi, Dept. of Statistical Sciences, University of Padova
Giorgio Picci, Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova
Utane Sawangwit, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand
Zhiqiang Shen, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jong-Hak Woo, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University
Xuebing Wu, Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University
Jianghe Yang, School of Physics and Mathematics, Hunan University of Science and Art
Chongqi Zhang, School of Economics and Statistics, University of Guangzhou
Shuang-Nan Zhang, IHEP Beijing, Chinese Academy of Science
Gang Zhao, National Astronomical Observatories of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
L.A. Antonelli, G.Giobbi, M. Castellani, S. Lombardi, F. Lucarelli, M.T. Menna, F.G. Saturni, A. Stamerra, (INAF-OAR)
Yang Haibin, Claudia Lorenzetto, Antonella Merlini, Confucius Institute at the University of Padova