Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy

Editors: Feigelson, Eric D., Babu, G. Jogesh (Eds.)

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Modern astronomy has been characterized by an enormous growth in data acquisition - from new technologies in telescopes, detectors, and computation. One can now compile catalogs of tens or hundreds of millions of stars or galaxies and databases from satellite-based observations are reaching terabit proportions. This wealth of data gives rise to statistical challenges not previously encountered in astronomy. This book is the result of a workshop held at Pennsylvania State University in August 1991 that brought together leading astronomers and statisticians to consider statistical challenges encountered in modern astronomical research. The chapters have all been thoroughly revised in the light of the discussions at the conference, and some of the lively discussion is recorded here as well.

Table of contents (59 chapters)

  • Surveys of Galaxy Redshifts

    Haynes, Martha P.

    Pages 3-19

  • Some Statistical Problems in Cosmology

    Barrow, John D.

    Pages 21-45

  • Discussion by Suketu P. Bhavsar

    Feigelson, Eric D. (et al.)

    Pages 45-49

  • Discussion by Fred L. Bookstein

    Feigelson, Eric D. (et al.)

    Pages 49-55

  • Analysis of Patterns in Galaxy Clustering

    Coles, Peter

    Pages 57-72

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy
Editors
  • Eric D. Feigelson
  • G. Jogesh Babu
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-9290-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-9290-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-9292-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 528
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