Information and Statistics in Nuclear Experiment and Theory

Information and Statistics in Nuclear Experiment and Theory (ISNET-9)

May 22-26, 2023

Hosted by Washington University in St. Louis

The next international meeting on Information and Statistics in Nuclear Experiment and Theory, organized by the Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis will take place May 22-26, 2023 in St. Louis, Missouri. 

The mission of the Information and Statistics in Nuclear Experiment and Theory (ISNET) community is to encourage, facilitate and develop the use of statistical and computational methodologies to enable nuclear physics to reach more quantitatively rigorous scientific conclusions. We do this by combining domain knowledge from the broad nuclear physics community with expertise in related fields of research, such as statistics, mathematics and computer science.

For 2023, ISNET-9 will be a hybrid meeting. All talks will be delivered on-site, but sessions will also be broadcast via Zoom for remote participants. 

On Monday, May 22nd, we will also host the third annual BAND Camp. BAND Camp is a one-day set of pedagogical presentations organized by the Bayesian Analysis of Nuclear Dynamics collaboration. Talks will be geared towards students and postdocs, and aim to provide an introduction to the software tools developed by BAND and to the corresponding concepts and methods of Bayesian uncertainty quantification. This year BAND is accepting 40 participants for an in-person camp; registrations will be accepted until that capacity is exhausted. 

On Wednesday, May 24th, we will hold a one-day machine learning symposium in honor of John Clark (Wayman Crow Professor Emeritus of Physics at WashU) to recognize his pioneering work in neural networks.

There are no conference fees for ISNET-9. A welcome reception is planned for Monday, a dinner is planned for Wednesday evening, and a poster session is planned for Thursday afternoon. 

Confirmed Topics and Plenary Speakers (from Indico site)

Current Participant List

This conference is supported by the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, the Department of Physics, and the School of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. BAND Camp is supported by the BAND collaboration.

Schedule & Events

Daily talks will be in Crow Hall which is located on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis. There will be a Monday evening reception, the conference dinner on Wednesday evening, and a poster session on Thursday afternoon.

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Travel and Accommodations

Located at the geographic hub of the United States, St. Louis is easily accessible via plane, train and automobile. We have rooms reserved on campus and at a nearby hotel.

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Explore St. Louis

Tourist attractions within easy walking distance from the campus include the Science Center, the Missouri History Museum, the St. Louis Art Museum, and the St. Louis Zoo right across from campus in the beautiful Forest Park, as well as many dining options in the Delmar Loop. The famous Gateway Arch is 8 stations away on the Metro system.

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 Code of Conduct and COVID-19 Information for Washington University

We will strictly follow the WashU COVID-19 guidelines. We strongly encourage everyone to be properly vaccinated+boosted, to get COVID-testing done before coming, and to remain masked while indoors during the conference. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the registration desk. Our dorms will be requiring proof of vaccination in order to stay there.

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Past Conferences

The ISNET series of international meetings started in 2012 with a one-day workshop in Krakow, Poland and has been held since in both Europe and the United States.

Past Conferences