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Speaker: Elisabeth Krause (U of Arizona) Title: A Parameter-Masked Mock Data Challenge for Beyond-Two-Point Galaxy Clustering Statistics

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Date: Friday, April 12, 2024

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: Sessler Conference Room–50A-5132 [Hybrid and In-Person]

Speaker: Elisabeth Krause (U of Arizona)

Title: A Parameter-Masked Mock Data Challenge for Beyond-Two-Point Galaxy Clustering Statistics

Abstract: The last few years has seen the emergence of a vast array of novel techniques for the analysis of high precision data from upcoming galaxy surveys, which are primarily motivated by the notion that any optimal analysis of galaxy clustering data should extend beyond the canonical two-point (2pt) statistics. We test and benchmark some of these new techniques
in a community data challenge “Beyond-2pt’’. The challenge dataset consists of high-precision mock galaxy catalogs for clustering in real-space, redshift-space, and on a light cone. Participants in the challenge have developed end-to-end pipelines to analyze mock catalogs and extract unknown (“masked”) cosmological parameters of the underlying LCDM models with their methods. The methods represented are density-split clustering, nearest neighbor statistics, BACCO power spectrum emulator, void statistics, field-level effective field theory (EFT), and joint power spectrum and bispectrum analyses using both EFT and simulation-based inference.
I will review the results of the challenge, focusing on problems solved, lessons learned, and future research needed to perfect the emerging beyond-2pt approaches. 

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April 12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

INPA guests from campus can now come to the lab early on Fridays. The INPA Common Room (50-5026) is reserved for our guests from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Note that the seminars are now held in 50A-5132 to accommodate a more significant number of attendees.

CPTea Series (also known as INPA Tea Series)

The Physics Division CPTea Series invites you to an In-Person Tea Series 1st Friday of every month at 3:30 pm INPA Conference Room 50-5026.

Everyone is welcome to attend the open forum. Tea and light refreshments will be served.


INPA Common Room (50-5026)
3:30 pm

Access to the Lab

For a shuttle pass, please email Erica Hall. The pass is only valid for the day of the seminar.

Erica Hall