Building a Physical Understanding of Galaxy Evolution with Data-driven Astronomy

This program will initiate a discussion between the empirical exploration of the extremely large and diverse data sets from both observations and simulations and the deduction of the underlying physics, aiming to answer the question: How do we optimally combine the empirical intuition gained using data science tools with theoretical intuition and knowledge, with the deductive goal of understanding the physical processes that govern the formation and evolution of galaxies?


27 February – 24 March 2023


Santa Barbara, California, USA