KMI School 2022
International Symposium

Second Circular

The 4th KMI School:
“Statistical Data Analysis and Anomalies in Particle Physics and Astrophysics”
(December 15th -17th, 2022 (December 14th-17th, 2022 if the lectures are online))
Second Circular (2022/11/25)



1. Date:

December 15th to 17th, 2022
(December 14th to 17th, 2022 if the lecturer cannot come to KMI and the lectures are online.)

2. Program:

The program can be found on the Indico page;

The school will start at 10:30 on Thursday, December 15th, and end at 15:10 on Saturday, December 17th. The poster session will be held in the evening on Thursday, December 15th, from 17:15 to 19:00. Banquet/party will not be held due to pandemic concerns.

If the lecturer (Prof. G. Cowan) needs to have lectures online, the school will start at 17:00 on Wednesday, December 14th, and end on Saturday, December 17th. The other program will be held on-site even in the case, though the program will be revised.

In either case, the lectures, tutorials, and seminars will be broadcasted via ZOOM. The ZOOM address will be announced to the participants.

3. Information for Tutorial:

The participants are expected to bring a laptop on which Python (version 3) is installed. Please check the version of Python even if installed. And, some other packages of Python will be needed. For example, they need to install minute and emcee with

pip install iminuit
pip install emcee

or similar. Just before the school, please check the homepage of the school for additional information on tutorials.

4. Information for Poster Presenters:

● The poster session starts at 17:45 on the first day, December 15th, Thursday, in the lobby in front of KMI Science Symposia (ES635). A unique number will be assigned to your poster associated with the board. Please remove your poster by yourself after the poster session. The poster size should be the standard A0, in portrait orientation.
● Machine-gun talk session will be held at the beginning of the poster session at KMI Science Symposia (ES635). In the session, the poster presenters are asked to talk about their presentations for 1 minute, using PDF (only 1 page).
● We will award prizes to outstanding posters. The onsite participants are asked to vote for the best posters of their choice during the poster session. Instruction for the voting method will be provided at the poster session.

5. Conference venue:

● Lectures, tutorials, and seminars are given at the KMI Science Symposia (ES635), on the 6th floor of the ES Building at Nagoya University, Higashiyama campus.
● The registration desk will be open at 10:00, December 15th, Thursday at the lobby in front of the KMI Science Symposia (ES635).
● The poster session (December 15th, Thursday, from 17:15 to 19:00) will be held in the lobby in front of the KMI Science Symposia (ES635).

The location of the ES building is more details can be found in;

We will also broadcast the lectures, tutorials, and seminars via ZOOM for online participants. The ZOOM address will be announced to the participants before the school.

6. Access

An access guide to the conference venue from the airport and the train stations can be found in the;

7. Network service

Nagoya University provides a wireless network system for the guests. You can connect SSID “nuwnet”. When you start a browser, you will be asked Username and Password. They can be found on your name tag. Connection via “eduroam” is also available.

8. General Information

● Lunch: participants are asked to take lunch by themselves. There are cafeterias, some restaurants, and cafes. Please see the campus map available at the registration desk.
● No currency exchange is available in and near the campus. Therefore, we suggest you exchange currency at the airport. Note that credit cards are not widely used in Japan. They can be used at most hotels, major stores, and at JR stations, but they may not be accepted at small shops, subway stations, etc.
● We will take videos for lectures, which can be viewed later by the school participants (videos will be locked with a password). If you do not like to appear in the video, please get in touch with the school organizer beforehand.

9. Weather

The climate is usually cold in Nagoya in December. The temperature ranges from 0 (min.) to 10 (max.) degrees Celsius. You are suggested to wear warm enough clothes and a coat.

7. Organization:

Advisory Committee:
J. Ellis (King’s College), S. Iso (KEK), T. Kajita (ICRR), H. Murayama (UC. Berkeley), M. Sasaki (IPMU), J. Silk (Oxford), M. Yamauchi (KEK)

Organizing Committee:
J. Hisano, T. Iijima, Y. Itow, S. Kazama, M. Kitaguchi, H. Miyatake, S. Nojiri, T. Shiromizu

8. Correspondence:

KMI school 2022 Secretariat


Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI) Nagoya University, Nagoya, 464-8602, JAPAN