Springer Theses

Advanced Statistical Methods for Astrophysical Probes of Cosmology

Authors: March, Marisa Cristina

  • Nominated by the astrophysics group of Imperial College, London as best dissertation of 2011
  • The work presented in this thesis constitutes a major leap forward in the field of supernova cosmology
  • Opens the way to more accurate and robust constraints on dark energy properties
  • Stands out for the sophistication of the statistical approach adopted
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This thesis explores advanced Bayesian statistical methods for extracting key information for cosmological model selection, parameter inference and forecasting from astrophysical observations. Bayesian model selection provides a measure of how good models in a set are relative to each other - but what if the best model is missing and not included in the set? Bayesian Doubt is an approach which addresses this problem and seeks to deliver an absolute rather than a relative measure of how good a model is. Supernovae type Ia were the first astrophysical observations to indicate the late time acceleration of the Universe - this work presents a detailed Bayesian Hierarchical Model to infer the cosmological parameters (in particular dark energy) from observations of these supernovae type Ia.

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Marisa Cristina March is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Univeristy of Sussex, and was formerly a postgraduate cosmology student at Imperial College working with Dr Roberto Trotta, in the field of dark energy science.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Statistical Methods for Astrophysical Probes of Cosmology
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-35060-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-35060-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-35059-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44454-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 180
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