Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods

Laramie, Wyoming, 1990

  • W. T. GrandyJr.
  • L. H. Schick

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Notes on Present Status and Future Prospects

  3. Economics and Econometrics

  4. Astronomy and Astrophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. W. P. Chen
      Pages 51-57
    3. Stanley R. Deans, D. Kent Cullers, Richard Stauduhar
      Pages 67-75
  5. General Physics

  6. Complex Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. J. K. Elder, M. G. Olavesen
      Pages 231-235
    3. D. J. C. MacKay
      Pages 237-244
    4. M. K. Charter
      Pages 245-252
    5. J. Wagensberg, A. García, R. V. Solé
      Pages 253-264
  7. Image Reconstruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. John Skilling
      Pages 267-273
    3. N. Weir, S. Djorgovski
      Pages 275-283
    4. Ali Mohammad-Djafari, Jérôme Idier
      Pages 285-293
    5. Ali Mohammad-Djafari, Jérôme Idier
      Pages 313-318
    6. Tj. Romke Bontekoe
      Pages 319-324
  8. Probability and Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. G. Larry Bretthorst
      Pages 327-335
    3. D. R. T. Robinson
      Pages 337-341
    4. C. C. Rodríguez
      Pages 343-348
    5. Sibusiso Sibisi
      Pages 349-355
    6. A. J. M. Garrett
      Pages 357-364
    7. J. Skilling, D. R. T. Robinson, S. F. Gull
      Pages 365-368
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 369-371

About this book


The 10th International Workshop on Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods, MaxEnt 90, was held in Laramie, Wyoming from 30 July to 3 August 1990. This volume contains the scientific presentations given at that meeting. This series of workshops originated in Laramie in 1981, where the first three of what were to become annual workshops were held. The fourth meeting was held in Calgary. the fifth in Laramie, the sixth and seventh in Seattle, the eighth in Cambridge, England, and the ninth at Hanover, New Hampshire. It is most appropriate that the tenth workshop, occurring in the centennial year of Wyoming's statehood, was once again held in Laramie. The original purpose of these workshops was twofold. The first was to bring together workers from diverse fields of scientific research who individually had been using either some form of the maximum entropy method for treating ill-posed problems or the more general Bayesian analysis, but who, because of the narrow focus that intra-disciplinary work tends to impose upon most of us, might be unaware of progress being made by others using these same techniques in other areas. The second was to introduce to those who were somewhat aware of maximum entropy and Bayesian analysis and wanted to learn more, the foundations, the gestalt, and the power of these analyses. To further the first of these ends, presenters at these workshops have included workers from area. s as varied as astronomy, economics, environmenta.


Statistica algorithm bayesian statistics information theory neural networks probability statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • W. T. GrandyJr.
    • 1
  • L. H. Schick
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of WyomingLaramieUSA

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers and copyright holders 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5531-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3460-6
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