Bayesian Methods in Cosmology
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- Michael P. Hobson, University of Cambridge
- Andrew H. Jaffe, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London
- Andrew R. Liddle, University of Sussex
- Pia Mukherjee, University of Sussex
- David Parkinson, University of Sussex
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In recent years cosmologists have advanced from largely qualitative models of the Universe to precision modelling using Bayesian methods, in order to determine the properties of the Universe to high accuracy. This timely book is the only comprehensive introduction to the use of Bayesian methods in cosmological studies, and is an essential reference for graduate students and researchers in cosmology, astrophysics and applied statistics. The first part of the book focuses on methodology, setting the basic foundations and giving a detailed description of techniques. It covers topics including the estimation of parameters, Bayesian model comparison, and separation of signals. The second part explores a diverse range of applications, from the detection of astronomical sources (including through gravitational waves), to cosmic microwave background analysis and the quantification and classification of galaxy properties. Contributions from 24 highly regarded cosmologists and statisticians make this an authoritative guide to the subject.Read more
- The only comprehensive introduction to Bayesian cosmology, an essential reference for graduate students and researchers
- Contains contributions from a wide range of experts, including cosmologists and statisticians
- Describes methods and techniques in detail, and covers wide range of applications
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- Date Published: June 2010
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511764004
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Table of Contents
Part I. Methods:
1. Foundations and algorithms John Skilling
2. Simple applications of Bayesian methods D. S. Sivia and Steve Rawlings
3. Parameter estimation using Monte Carlo sampling Antony Lewis and Sarah Bridle
4. Model selection and multi-model interference Andrew R. Liddle, Pia Mukherjee and David Parkinson
5. Bayesian experimental design and model selection forecasting Roberto Trotta, Martin Kunz, Pia Mukherjee and David Parkinson
6. Signal separation in cosmology M. P. Hobson, M. A. J. Ashdown and V. Stolyarov
Part II. Applications:
7. Bayesian source extraction M. P. Hobson, Graça Rocha and R. Savage
8. Flux measurement Daniel Mortlock
9. Gravitational wave astronomy Neil Cornish
10. Bayesian analysis of cosmic microwave background data Andrew H. Jaffe
11. Bayesian multilevel modelling of cosmological populations Thomas J. Loredo and Martin A. Hendry
12. A Bayesian approach to galaxy evolution studies Stefano Andreon
13. Photometric redshift estimation: methods and applications Ofer Lahav, Filipe B. Abdalla and Manda Banerji
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