2008 Summer School
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Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers IV
June 9-14, 2008
The fourth annual Penn State Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers will be held at Penn State. This is a 6-day course in fundamental statistical inference designed to provide physical scientists, and graduate students, with a strong conceptual foundation in modern statistics and to develop a repertoire of well-established techniques applicable to observational astronomy and physics. Classroom instruction is interspersed with hands-on analysis of astronomical data using the public-domain R software package. The course is taught by a team of statistics and astronomy professors with opportunity for discussion of methodological issues.
Statistical techniques covered include:
The 2008 Summer School will be modeled on the last three Penn State Summer Schools and the 2007 Indian Institute of Astrophysics-Penn State Summer School; see 2005, 2006 and 2007 lecture notes for the Penn State Summer Schools.
Limited funds are available for partial support of graduate students and young researchers at U.S. institutions for reimbursement of their registration fee ($195). To apply for funding, register and pay for the Summer School first, and then send an email to Professor Eric Feigelson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 14, 2008. Please give your name, institution, educational status, and briefly describe your research interests. Approved students will receive reimbursement of the registration fees after the Summer School is held.
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