Photo-z Workshop

Workshop Description

The topic of photometric redshifts is a vast one that touches on many areas of astronomy, with points of contact to both observations and theory. The algorithms and large datasets involved also require knowledge of cutting-edge techniques learned from the fields of computer science and statistics. This three-day workshop brought together a diverse group of observers, theorists, computer scientists, and statisticians from across the LSST community, along with Project and Data Management scientists and members of synergistic surveys, to work on three distinct topic areas:

  1. Defining photo-z requirements
  2. Improving simulations and designing near-future data challenges
  3. Improving photo-z methods

Workshop Details

  • Date: April 5-7, 2016
  • Location: University of Pittsburgh

Workshop Support

LSSTC Support:  $9,600