The 4th KMI school - Statistical Data Analysis and Anomalies in Particle Physics and Astrophysics -

from to (Japan)
at Nagoya University ( KMI Science Symposia (ES635) )
Description 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
Go to day
  • Thursday, 15 December 2022
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Registration 30'
    • 10:30 - 10:45 Introductory Remark 15'
      Material: Slides pdf filedown arrow
    • 10:45 - 12:15 Lecture 1 1h30'
      Speaker: Prof. Glen Cowan
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 12:15 - 12:30 Discussion 15'
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
    • 14:00 - 15:30 Lecture 2 1h30'
      Speaker: Prof. Glen Cowan
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 15:30 - 15:45 Discussion 15'
    • 15:45 - 16:00 Coffee Break
    • 16:00 - 16:45 Muon g-2 45'
      Speaker: Dr. Kim Siang Khaw (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 16:45 - 17:30 Anomalies in Cosmology 45'
      Speaker: Dr. Marco Raveri (University of Genoa)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 17:30 - 17:45 Break
    • 17:45 - 18:45 Poster session
      Material: slides pdf file
      • 17:45 BAO measurement of three-dimensional correlation function for photometric surveys 1h0'
        Speaker: Mr. Keitaro ISHIKAWA
      • 17:45 Simulation of stochastic inflation 1h0'
        Speaker: Ms. Yurino MIZUGUCHI
      • 17:45 Testing general relativity with the joint analysis of weak lensing and galaxy clustering from HSC-Y3 and BOSS 1h0'
        Speaker: Mr. Koki Tanida
      • 17:45 Testing gravity by combining weak lensing, clustering and RSD 1h0'
        Speaker: Nakasawa NORIAKI
      • 17:45 The fate of subhalos in the pre-reionization epoch 1h0'
        Speaker: Genki NARUSE
      • 17:45 A study on the relation between formation history and observables of galaxy clusters 1h0'
        Speaker: Mr. SEONGWHAN YOON
      • 17:45 Dark photon search using B->Kllll decay at Belle 1h0'
        Speaker: Mr. Yongkyu KIM
      • 17:45 RSD analysis with Lyman alpha forest 1h0'
        Speaker: Mr. Koichiro NAKASHIMA
      • 17:45 CMB Constraints on the Early Dark Energy Phase Transition 1h0'
        Speaker: Mr. Shintaro HAYASHI
      • 17:45 Characterization of New VUV Silicon Photomultipliers with Low Dark Noise at Low Temperature 1h0'
        Speaker: Mr. Shun SAKAMOTO
      • 17:45 Development of a hybrid-photodetector for the DARWIN experiment 1h0'
        Speaker: Mr. Tomoya HASEGAWA
      • 17:45 DeeLeMa: Missing information search with Deep Learning for Mass estimation 1h0'
        Speaker: Mr. Kayoung BAN
      • 17:45 TBD 1h0'
        Speaker: Mr. Andrea MANCUSO
  • Friday, 16 December 2022
    • 10:00 - 11:30 Lecture 3 1h30'
      Speaker: Prof. Glen Cowan
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 11:30 - 12:00 Discussion 30'
    • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30 - 15:00 Tutorial 1 1h30'
      Speaker: Prof. Glen Cowan
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
    • 15:15 - 16:45 Tutorial 2 1h30'
      Speaker: Prof. Glen Cowan
    • 16:45 - 17:00 Coffee Break
    • 17:00 - 17:45 Anomalies in Energy Frontier Physics 45'
      Speaker: Dr. Takuya Nobe (University of Tokyo)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 17:45 - 18:30 Neutron Lifetime Problem 45'
      Speaker: Dr. Albert Young (North Carolina State University)
      Material: Slides pdf file
  • Saturday, 17 December 2022
    • 10:00 - 11:30 Tutorial 3 1h30'
      Speaker: Prof. Glen Cowan
    • 11:30 - 11:45 Discussion 15'
    • 11:45 - 13:15 Lunch
    • 13:15 - 14:00 Anomalies in Cosmic Rays 45'
      Speaker: Dr. Shunsaku Horiuchi (Virginia Tech.)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:00 - 14:45 Anomalies in Flavor Physics 45'
      Speaker: Dr. Teppei Kitahara (Nagoya University)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:45 - 15:00 Coffee Break
    • 15:00 - 15:10 Prize Award Ceremony 10'
    • 15:10 - 15:20 Concluding Remark 10'