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Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy

  • Eric D. Feigelson
  • G. Jogesh Babu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Galaxy Clustering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martha P. Haynes
      Pages 3-19
    3. John D. Barrow
      Pages 21-45
    4. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 45-49
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      Pages 49-55
    6. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 73-79
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      Pages 79-81
    8. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 102-105
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      Pages 106-110
    10. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 128-131
    11. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 132-135
    12. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 154-158
    13. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 158-161
    14. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 161-162
    15. John D. Barrow
      Pages 163-170
  3. Truncation and Censoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Vahé Petrosian
      Pages 173-194
    3. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 194-195
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      Pages 196-200
    5. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 217-220
    6. Eric D. Feigelson
      Pages 221-237
    7. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 238-242
    8. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 242-245
    9. Herman L. Marshall
      Pages 247-263
    10. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 263-268
    11. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 268-270
    12. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 270-271
  4. Bayesian and Image Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Thomas J. Loredo
      Pages 275-297
    3. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 298-299
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      Pages 299-305
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      Pages 306-306
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      Pages 320-323
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      Pages 323-327
    8. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 340-342
    9. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 343-346
  5. Time Series Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Julian H. Krolik
      Pages 349-366
    3. Paul Hertz, Jay P. Norris
      Pages 367-378
    4. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 378-380
    5. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
      Pages 394-397

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Parameter Power Redshift astronomy astrophysics cosmology databases galaxies galaxy growth image analysis quasar statistics telescope time series analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric D. Feigelson
    • 1
  • G. Jogesh Babu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Astronomy and AstrophysicsPennsylvania State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of StatisticsPennsylvania State UniversityUSA

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