The Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI) was established in 2010 at Nagoya University to explore new frontiers of modern physics beyond the Standard Model. KMI decided to launch the KMI school in 2018, to which we invite distinguished researchers to KMI to have them give their lectures on specific topics every year. The KMI school is intended for graduate school students and young post-docs. We would like you to encourage young members of your groups to join the KMI school.

The 4th KMI school will be held with the topic “Statistical Data Analysis and Anomalies in Particle Physics and Astrophysics”. Analysis of large data samples is required in particle physics and astrophysics. To obtain physics results from such large amounts of data, methods based on advanced statistics are extensively applied. The lecture on statistical data analysis will be helpful to many researchers, including our members in KMI. In addition to the lecture, we will also have topical seminars on anomalies in particle physics and astrophysics. They might be mirages, which appear on statistical fluctuations. On the other hand, they might be hints for big discoveries.

  • Statistical Data Analysis and hands-on tutorial: Glen Cowan (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • 1.5 hours x3 for lectures, 1.5 hours x3 for tutorial

  • The participants are expected to bring a laptop on which Python (version 3) is installed. Please check the version of Python you installed.  For tutorials, some libraries such as numpy, scipy, pandas, and matplotlib are needed, in addition to some dedicated libraries for statistics such as iminuit and emcee. These packages can be installed using pip as shown below;
    • pip install iminuit
    • pip install seaborn
  • Google Colaboratory also can be used for this tutorial (Google account is needed).
  • Dedicated Github will be available here at the time of the school
  • Anomalies in cosmology: Marco Raveri (University of Genoa)
  • Anomalies in flavor physics: Teppei Kitahara (KMI, Nagoya University)
  • Anomalies in energy frontier physics: Takuya Nobe (ICEPP, University of Tokyo)
  • Anomalies in cosmic rays: Shunsaku Horiuchi (Virginia Tech.)
  • Neutron lifetime problem: Albert Young (North Carolina State Univ.) 
  • Muon g-2: Kim Siang Khaw (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

  • December 15 - 17th, 2022 
Registration fee: FREE 
  • At present, a banquet is not planned in this school under the current infection prevention measures.  
  • The maximum number of on-site participants is 50 due to the limitation of the capacity of the lecture hall under COVID-19

Deadline for the registration
  • Applicants for on-site participation from overseas: October 5th, 2022
  • We request applicants to ask supervisors to send recommendation letters to if they are Ph.D students.
  • Domestic applicants and applicants for online participation: November 11th, 2022

Please notice that 
  • All participants from abroad need to apply for a visa newly issued by Embassies or Consulates or the Consular Office of Japan with the receipt certificate of ELFS (Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System) after we register them in ELFS. 
  • Please check Japanese Border Measures ( These rules may be changed by the situation of COVID-19.

Fanatical supports:
  • We will support the accommodation and domestic transportation expenses of local participants from overseas. Please apply at the time of registration if desired. Due to our limited budget, we may not be able to support all applicants.

Organizing Committee
J. Hisano, T. Iijima, Y. Itow, S. Kazama, M. Kitaguchi, H. Miyatake, S. Nojiri, T. Shiromizu
Starts 15 Dec 2022 08:00
Ends 17 Dec 2022 23:00
Nagoya University
KMI Science Symposia (ES635)