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The Great Cosmic Show at Loncon 3

The annual World Science Fiction Convention brings together authors, artists, publishers, and fans of science fiction and fantasy.


"The Great Cosmic Show", located at Stand 66 in the Exhibitors Hall of the Convention , sets out to achieve something nearly impossible: more difficult than a long-lasting alliance between Klingons and Romulans; more improbable than a collaboration between humans and the Cylons; more adventurous than a trip with Luke Skywalker himself,  "The Great Cosmic Show" will bring together scientists from Imperial and UCL to boldly take outreach where no-one has gone before!


Join us from Thur Aug 14th to Mon Aug 18th to learn about the dark side of the Universe, exoplanets, Mars exploration, space weather and solar storms, the taste of space, smashing galaxies and much more. 

14 August to 18 August 2014
Thur: 1pm-4.30pm; Fri-Sun: 10am-6pm; Mon: 10am-2pm

ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL

Industry Academia Workshop

From Cosmology to Customers: Astrostatistics solutions to Big Data problems


On invitation only. 


From financial transaction records to customer spending behaviour, from online social networks to GPS tracking, "Big Data" present big opportunities for business - but handling the data, mining it, and understanding its patterns (or anomalies) presents unique statistical and computational challenges.


Advanced statistical techniques developed in astrophysics -- where Big Data have been the norm for over two decades now -- have the potential to provide innovative, efficient and creative solutions to complex, data-driven problems normally thought of as intractable. The Imperial Centre for Inference and Cosmology is leading this research effort world-wide. It is now time for research innovations in astrophysics to be applied to real-world problems.


This event will bring together businesses and Imperial academics to discuss real-world data challenges and how astrostatistics could help meeting them, potentially leading to new collaborations and partnerships. This small-scale workshop is designed to provide a conducive environment for industry-academia networking and for the exchange of ideas. 


For further information and full programe, visit the workshop page.  

14 May 2014
2-5pm, Drinks reception to follow.

Imperial College London, 58 Prince's Gate, London

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