KITP Program: Building a Physical Understanding of Galaxy Evolution with Data-driven Astronomy
Virtual program Jan 17 - Feb 24, 2023
Hybrid workshop at Flatiron CCA Jan 30 - Feb 2, 2023
In-person with Hybrid at KITP Feb 27 - Mar 24, 2023
Coordinators: Peter Behroozi, Tjitske Starkenburg, Paco Villaescusa-Navarro and John Wu
Scientific Advisors: Shirley Ho, Josh Peek, and Romeel Dave

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Time Speaker Title
1/17-1/20 Week 1 Galaxy evolution and data-driven advances
1/17, 9:00am Tjitske Starkenburg
(Northwestern University)
John Wu
Peter Behroozi
(University of Arizona)
Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro
(Flatiron Institute)
Welcome and Introduction to the virtual program[Protected][Video][CC]
1/17, 9:30am Romeel Dave
Royal Observatory, University of Edinburgh
Introducing the program: Galaxy evolution and data-driven advances[Slides][Video][CC]
1/17, 10:15am All Participants Moderated discussion[Protected][Video][CC]
1/18, 9:00am All Participants Lightning & Thunder talks (1 slide/1 min presentations)[Video][CC]
1/18, 9:30am Mahdi Qezlou
Ming-Feng Ho
Tutorial: Large-scale galaxy formation simulations and Machine Learning approaches[Video][CC]
1/18, 4:00pm All Participants Lightning & Thunder talks (1 slide/1 min)[Video][CC]
1/18, 4:30pm Francisco Villaescusa Navarro
Flatiron Institute
The CAMELS Project[Video][CC]
1/18, 4:45pm Benjamin Oppenheimer
UC Boulder
Multi-Wavelength Parameter Inference for the Circumgalatic Medium (CGM)[Video][CC]
1/19, 9:00am John Wu
Tutorial: Introduction to Convolutional Neural Networks[Video][CC]
1/20, 9:00am Sultan Hassan
New York University
Extracting all information from future large scale surveys[Video][CC]
1/20, 9:15am Sophie Koudmani
Flatiron Institute
The Role of AGN Feedback in Dwarf Galaxies[Video][CC]
1/20, 9:30am Tobias Buck
University of Heidelberg
Studying galaxy formation with physics informed ML and classical numerical simulations[Video][CC]
1/23-1/27 Week 2 Galaxy scaling relations and the galaxy-halo connection
1/23, 9:00am Eric Gawiser
Rutgers University
Galaxy scaling relations and the galaxy-halo connection[Slides][Video][CC]
1/23, 9:45am All Participants Moderated discussion[Protected][Video]
1/24, 9:00am All Participants Lightning & Thunder talks (1 slide/1 min)[Video][CC]
1/24, 9:30am Natali de Santi
(Flatiron Institute/University of Sao Paulo)
Chris Lovell
(University of Portsmouth)
Tutorial: The galaxy-halo connection and Machine Learning approaches[Video][CC]
1/25, 9:00am Peter Behroozi
University of Arizona
Tutorial: Galaxy scaling relations through working with Universe Machine[Video][CC]
1/25, 10:30am Peter Behroozi
University of Arizona
Ethics discussion: What boundaries should we set for the use of generative models?
1/25, 4:00pm All Participants Lighting & Thunder talks (1-slide / 1-min)
1/25, 4:30pm John Forbes
Flatiron Institute
Promise and perils of equilibrium models for understanding galaxy scaling relations[Video][CC]
1/25, 4:45pm Tomomi Sunayama
University of Arizona
How to quantify systematics in optical clusters?[Video][CC]
1/27, 9:00am Benjamin Horowitz
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Discrete to Differentiable: The Gumbel-Softmax Trick and Halo Occupation Distributions[Video]
1/27, 9:15am Gillian Beltz-Mohrman
Argonne National Laboratory
Toward Accurate Modeling of Galaxy Clustering on Small Scales: Halo Model Extensions & Lingering Tension[Slides][Video]
1/27, 9:30am Ethan Nadler
Carnegie Observatories / University of Southern California
The Faint End of the Galaxy-Halo Connection[Slides][Video]
1/27, 9:45am Tjitske Starkenburg
Northwestern University
Apples-to-apples comparisons of simulated and observed galaxy samples[Video]
1/30-2/03 Week 3 CCA Workshop: Applications of cutting-edge deep learning in astronomy
2/06-2/10 Week 4 Outliers, failure modes, domain shifts and uncertainties
2/13-2/17 Week 5 Combining heterogeneous datasets and multi-wavelength astronomy
2/21-2/24 Week 6 Studying galaxies with resolved observations and simulations, and multi-resolution data
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