The CD3 x Simons Foundation workshop “AI-driven discovery in physics and astrophysics” aims to explore ways to make discoveries in physics and astrophysics that can be uniquely achieved with AI/ML. The first three days will follow the theme of “new ideas with old data”, where small groups are formed to explore new physics by mining existing (most likely public) data. The last two days of the week will be devoted to exploring future directions, with talks and discussions.


  • Time: January 22-26, 2024
  • Location (Mon, Wed-Fri): Kavli IPMU, The University of Tokyo (Kashiwa, Japan) (map)
  • Location (Tues): U-Tokyo DLX Design Lab - Kashiwa II Campus (map)
  • Access
  • Hotels
  • Food near campus: map
  • Cosmologists’ Guide to Japan (kindly compiled by the Kavli IPMU CMB group)
  • Slack and Zoom: please find the info in the announcement email
  • Contact email:




Bert Chan (Google DeepMind)
Kyunghyun Cho (NYU)
Miles Cranmer (Cambridge University)
Siavash Golkar (Simons Foundation)
Shirley Ho (Simons Foundation)
Mark Huertas-Company (IAC)
Nicoletta Krachmalnicoff (SISSA)
François Lanusse (Simons Foundation/CNRS)
Yin Li (Peng Cheng Laboratory)
Kana Moriwaki (U Tokyo)
Sam Passaglia (Elyza)
Mariel Pettee (LBNL)
Hideki Tanimura (Kavli IPMU)
Francisco Villaescusa Navarro (Simons Foundation)
Denny Wu (NYU CDS & Flatiron CCM)
Makoto Yamada (OIST)


Jia Liu (Co-chair, Kavli IPMU)
Shirley Ho (Co-chair, Simons Foundation)
Leander Thiele (Princeton University)
Tomotake Matsumura (Kavli IPMU)
Jingjing Shi (Kavli IPMU)
Masahiro Takada (Kavli IPMU)
Hideki Tanimura (Kavli IPMU)
Miles Cranmer (Cambridge University)
Mike McCabe (Simons Foundation)
Ruben Ohana (Simons Foundation)

Khee-Gan (K.G.) Lee (Chair, Kavli IPMU)
Kateryna Vovk (Kavli IPMU)
Joaquin Armijo (Kavli IPMU)
Linda Blot (Kavli IPMU)
Hironao Miyatake (KMI, Nagoya University)
Keiya Hirashima (Department of Astronomy, University of Tokyo)



If you initiated, performed, or performed in part a project during the workshop, please add the following acknowledgment in your publication:

This work was initiated (or performed in part) at the CD3 x Simons Foundation workshop “AI-driven discovery in physics and astrophysics” from January 22-26, 2024, at Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa, Japan.