Registration / Start:
April 01, 2022

June 24, 2022

Portugal, 27 – 30 June 2022, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

An event showing the potential of data science in modern society and stimulating synergies between fundamental research and industry

Data Science is the art of analyzing data sets to find correlations, causal relations, patterns; build hypothesis, assign significances to them, assess the efficiency of an algorithm of finding a signal probability of false positives, assess the efficiencies of finding a signal. Define control samples, simulate and replicate the reality according to a model. Access, store, retrieve data, moderate or extremely large data-sets (Big Data); create automatic tools that take decisions,….. Data analysis within high energy physics and astroparticle physics is Data Science.

“Data Scientist is one of the most sought-after jobs of the moment. Social Networks, Large Retail companies, Pharmaceutical, consulting and telecommunication companies, all the Fortune 500 companies are hiring Data Scientists. Everywhere, everyone”.

The event aims to show to students, PhDs and young post-docs that coming to fundamental physics is an career opportunity with huge synergies with the job market and the needs of modern society. This event would be made of a school with courses on data science currently used in HEP (High Energy Physics) and astroparticle physics and a symposium where different companies present their current trends, needs and daily work related to Data Science.

This event also intends to find interlocutors for establishing communication channels with the industry that allow to explore partnerships and joint projects, to compete for international grants, and also to show the capabilities of LIP and (Astro)Particle Physics in general in the field of Data Science. This event will facilitate bringing together the two sides and create the framework to enlarge mutual knowledge of daily work, allowing to create practical synergies from Data Science in fundamental physics into Data Science in industry.

Invitation for companies
We are currently issuing invitations for companies or institutions to participate in the symposium as speakers. If you are interested, please CONTACT US.

  • Liliana Apolinário
  • Nuno Barros
  • Paulo Brás
  • Nuno Castro (co-chair)
  • Lorenzo Cazon
  • João Carvalho
  • Ruben Conceição
  • Rui Ferreira Marques
  • Ricardo Gonçalo (chair)
  • Alexandre Lindote
  • Isabel Lopes
  • Valentina Lozza
  • Francisco Neves
  • Vladimir Solovov
  • Filipe Veloso
  • Lorenzo Cazon (Chair)
  • Ruben Conceição
  • Nuno Castro
  • Mario Pimenta
  • Bernardo Tomé
  • Guilherme Milhano
  • Henrique Carvalho
  • Carlos Manuel
  • Natália Antunes
  • Elisabete Neves
  • Margarida Rodrigues