2005 Summer School
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Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers & Physicists (June 5-17, 2005)
The volume and complexity of data in astronomy and physics have
increased enormously in recent years. Statistics
provides the means for extracting physical insights from such data.
The Center for
Astrostatistics (CASt) at Penn State is organizing a series of
summer school sessions to train astronomers and physicists in advanced
statistical methods for handling a diversity of statistical issues
confronting astronomy, space sciences, and high energy particle
physics. The instruction will be interspersed with Practicum sessions
in which participants will obtain hands-on experience in the
computer-based analysis of astronomical data sets using public domain
software and algorithms studied in the instructional sessions.
The 2005 summer school offering has three sessions.
Participants may register for one session or any combination of
sessions. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants per session. Local accommodation is
provided at no cost to the admitted participants
during the sessions.
In the spring of 2006
summer of 2007, CASt plans to
offer courses in Bayesian inference, multivariate analysis, and time
Forthcoming 2006 Penn State Conference:
Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy IV. The fourth in a series of interdisciplinary international conferences, Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy, will be held during June 12-15, 2006 at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA.