Date: December 1st 2017
Speaker: Emille Ishida (Université Clermont-Auvergne)
Title: The Cosmostatistics Initiative (COIN) - reshaping scientific interdisciplinary collaborations [slides]
The Cosmostatistics Initiative (COIN) is an international working group built under the auspices of the International Astrostatistics Association (IAA). Its goal is to propose an alternative approach to scientific collaboration while contributing to the establishment of Astrostatistics as a discipline on its own. In this talk I will describe the motivation and the logistic behind the COIN collaboration, and its Residence Programs, and provide a couple of examples on how interdisciplinary collaboration can shed light on long standing astronomical problems.