CSC Workshop: Data Analysis for Gamma-ray Astronomy
Gamma-ray astronomy studies the most energetic events in the Universe, from searching for primordial black holes to detecting the giant molecular clouds illuminated by ultra-high energy particles.
In this workshop, we will learn the applied mathematical and computational techniques in gamma-ray astronomy, including gamma-ray shower reconstruction, background estimation, and physical model fitting.
We will also discuss how this knowledge is being applied in other fields of large data.
Together we’ll use Python to engage in a short exercise of a simplified gamma-ray analysis to give participants a first-hand experience of gamma-ray astronomy.
This workshop is taught by Ruo-Yu Shang, Postdoctoral Fellow, and Reshmi Mukherjee, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College.
This workshop is planned to take place in person (516 Milstein) and online. A link to join via Zoom will be sent to registrants shortly before the event.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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