GOLD: The Golden Cosmological Surveys Decade
Wednesday the 1st of April to Friday the 5th of June 2020
The nature of both dark matter and dark energy, which on their own account for 95% of the content of our Universe, remains one of the biggest mysteries in fundamental physics, which could be solved in the next decade. Indeed, the decade 2020-2030 will be cosmology’s golden age with the launch of two spatial missions dedicated to cosmology, Euclid in 2022 and WFIRST in 2026, and the starting of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) observations in 2022. These international projects, ushering in the era of Big Data for cosmology, will require new statistical methods to tackle computational and theoretical challenges. The GOLD program will create interactions between scientists of different discipines: new results in applied mathematics or machine learning would certainly bring in new ideas to analyse cosmological data. The GOLD program will be a highway for transferring the knowledge from statistics and machine learning fields to cosmology.