Colloquium

LSST: movies and astro-statistics!

The full title is "LSST: status report for the greatest movie of all time and a brief discussion of associated astro-statistical challenges". I will briefly overview the LSST system and its science drivers, provide a quick construction status report, and discuss astro-statistical challenges in the LSST era. The latter will be illustrated with three concrete examples from the movie-like time-domain astronomy: improved light curve analysis thanks to advances in statistical methodology, mapping dark matter in the Milky Way, and multi-method quasar sample selection.

Followed by wine and cheese in Pupin 1402.

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