2010 Summer School
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Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers VI
June 7-12, 2010
The sixth annual Penn State Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers will be held at Penn State. The main part of the School is a 6-day course (June 7-12, 2010) in fundamental statistical inference designed to provide researchers and graduate students in the physical sciences with a strong conceptual foundation in modern statistics. A repertoire of well-established techniques applicable to observational astronomy and physics are developed. Classroom instruction is interspersed with hands-on analysis of astronomical data using the open-source R software package. The course is taught by a team of statistics and astronomy professors with opportunity for discussion of methodological issues. The program starts on Monday morning (June 7, 2010), and ends on Saturday June 12, 2010 at noon. The topics covered include:
The 2010 Summer School will be modeled on the last four Penn State Summer Schools and the two Indian Institute of Astrophysics-Penn State Summer School; see 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 lecture notes for the Penn State Summer Schools.
This is immediately followed by a supplementary program (June 12-14, 2010) on Statistics and Computation for Astronomical Surveys. This program started on Saturday June 12 immediately following the main school and ended on Monday June 14 at noon. Statistical topics covered include: