IESC Pre-school

Analytics, Inference, and Computation in Cosmology:
Advanced methods

September 2nd – 8th, 2018, Cargèse France

This is an introductory school to a thematic trimester that will held at the IHP in Paris. It is organized by the Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP) in collaboration with the Institut d'Études Scientifiques de Cargèse (IESC). The themes which are addressed are part of Mathematical Frontiers in Cosmology.

Cosmology is about understanding the origin and evolution of the universe and the formation of all structure within it — one of the most challenging intellectual projects undertaken by humanity. To make progress, we need the most powerful mathematical methods available: analytics to guide us through subtle theoretical issues, simulations to compute the detailed quantitative predictions of the theory, and statistical inference to confront these predictions with large cosmological data sets.

Poster of the IESC pre school
Poster of the IHP trimester

The IHP trimester entitled “Analytics, Inference, and Computation in Cosmology,” will be dedicated not only to the “what” and the “why” but also, and specifically, to the “how” of cosmological calculation. Is the mathematical toolset of cosmology adequate for the challenges ahead? Where do we need new ideas?

Whether it be on advances in analytical techniques, innovative computational methods or new ways to infer cosmological information from cosmological data, this trimester will be an occasion to gather the leading experts from around the world to share their expertise, spark new ideas and collaborations, and equip the next generation of cosmologists with the innovative mathematical tools we need as we enter a new era in precision cosmology.


  • Daniel Baumann, Amsterdam University
  • Klaus Dolag, Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik
  • Daniela Huppenkotehn, IRAC Institute
  • Ugo Moschella, Università dell'Insubria
  • Sebastien Renaux-Petel, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
  • Roberto Trotta , Imperial College

School Schedule

  • Arrival on Sunday afternoon, September 2nd
  • Departure on Saturday morning, September 8th
  • The opening session on Monday
  • Lectures hours are 9:300 - 12:30 and 14:30 - 18:00
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