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Statistical Challenges of Astronomy

Statistical Challenges in Astronomy

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

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Digital sky surveys, high-precision astrometry from satellite data, deep-space data from orbiting telescopes, and the like have all increased the quantity and quality of astronomical data by orders of magnitude per year for several years. Making sense of this wealth of data requires sophisticated statistical techniques. Fortunately, statistical methodologies have similarly made great strides in recent years. Powerful synergies thus emerge when astronomers and statisticians join in examining astrostatistical problems and approaches.

The book begins with an historical overview and tutorial articles on basic cosmology for statisticians and the principles of Bayesian analysis for astronomers. As in earlier volumes in this series, research contributions discussing topics in one field are joined with commentary from scholars in the other. Thus, for example, an overview of Bayesian methods for Poissonian data is joined by discussions of planning astronomical observations with optimal efficiency and nested models to deal with instrumental effects.

The principal theme for the volume is the statistical methods needed to model fundamental characteristics of the early universe on its largest scales.

Table of contents (49 chapters)

  • Statistical Challenge in Medieval (and Later) Astronomy

    Trimble, Virginia

    Pages 1-18

  • Power from Understanding the Shape of Measurement: Progress in Bayesian Inference for Astrophysics

    Connors, A.

    Pages 19-39

  • Hierarchical Models, Data Augmentation, and Markov Chain Monte Carlo

    Dyk, David A.

    Pages 41-55

  • Bayesian Adaptive Exploration

    Loredo, Thomas J. (et al.)

    Pages 57-70

  • Bayesian Model Selection and Analysis for Cepheid Star Oscillations

    Berger, James O. (et al.)

    Pages 71-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Statistical Challenges in Astronomy
Editors
  • Eric D. Feigelson
  • Jogesh Babu
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-21529-7
DOI
10.1007/b97240
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-95546-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3048-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 506
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