by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

On September 8, 2017 the Department of Statistical Sciences of the University of Padova will host Astro@Stats 2017, a Sino-Italian Workshop on Astrostatistics.

Aims and Scope

Modern astronomy and cosmology heavily rely on statistical methods. At the same time, the recent explosion of available data, such as resulting from current and future astronomical sky surveys, provides unique challenges, and opportunities, to statistics.
Several statistical challenges appearing in astrophysical research also arise in other fields of physics, such as particle physics.

The aim of this workshop is to foster the interchange of ideas among astronomers, physicists and statisticians working at, and with, the University of Padova. The event has three sessions dedicated to academic talks by senior researchers, a junior speed session and a poster session open to a limited number of participants.

The workshop is hosted by the Department of Statistical Sciences of the University of Padova, and is co-organized with the Department of Physics and Astronomy “G. Galilei” and the Confucius Institute Padova, with the endorsement of the University of Padova and the Guangzhou University.

Call for Posters

To present a poster, send a title and a half-page abstract in plain text (ASCII format) to

Acceptance of the poster will be notified after the abstract review is completed. Preference will be given to early career researchers.  Presentation of the poster is subject to prior registration.

Poster submission deadline: July 28, 2017

To Register

Registration to the workshop is open. Due to the limited places available it will be restricted to 80 participants.

The conference fee amounts to 25 €, to be paid solely by credit card upon registration to the workshop. The registration fee covers the workshop kit, the coffee break, and the closing reception.

To register to the workshop, fill in the form available at

Registration deadline: August 20, 2017

Student waiver

Registration fee waivers for students (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD) are available, and will be distributed at the discretion of the scientific committee.

Students must certify their status by sending a copy of their certificate of enrollment or an attestation letter signed by their supervisor to after having completed the registration. The current student status need be specified in the “Note” box of the registration form.

Certification deadline: August 31, 2017

Further info

For further information, send an email to



The Organizing Committee

Alessandra R Brazzale, Denis Bastieri and Giorgio Picci