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Statistics and Computation for Astronomical Surveys

June 12-14, 2010
Supplement to Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers VI
June 7-12, 2010
Classroom: 102  Chemistry Building

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June 12, 2010 (Saturday)

  1:30 p.m. -   1:35 p.m.    Overview of the School (Thomas Loredo)
  1:35 p.m. -   2:35 p.m.    Overview of the Virtual Astronomical Observatory (Tamas Budavari)
  2:45 p.m. -   3:45 p.m.    Surveys of Astronomical Populations: Fundamentals (Thomas Loredo)  
                                Break
  4:00 p.m. -   5:15 p.m.    Nonparametric Estimation of Luminosity Functions (Chad Schafer)  


June 13, 2010 (Sunday)

  9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Breakfast; lecturers present for discussion
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.    Upper limits, censoring, and survival analysis (Eric Feigelson)
                                Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Assessing directional coincidences (Thomas Loredo)

                                Lunch Break

  1:30 p.m. -   2:30 p.m.    Multilevel modeling of astronomical populations (Thomas Loredo)   LAB
                                Break
  2:45 p.m. -   4:00 p.m.    VAO Tools I (Tamas Budavari)   LAB
  4:15 p.m. -   5:30 p.m.    VAO Tools I (Tamas Budavari)   LAB


June 14, 2010 (Monday)

  9:00 a.m. -  9:30 a.m.    VOStat (G. Jogesh Babu)
  9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.    Photometric redshifts   (Tamas Budavari)
                                Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Surveys Miscellany "Tag-team" coverage of a few open issues/future directions   (Loredo et al.)

                                End of the School


INSTRUCTORS:
    G. Jogesh Babu (Statistician, Penn State), Tamas Budavari (Astronomer, Johns Hopkins University), Eric Feigelson (Astronomer, Penn State), Chad Schafer (Statistician, Carnegie Mellon), Thomas Loredo (Astronomer, Cornell University, Organizer).   Scott Roths (Graduate Student, Penn State).
LOCATIONS:
  • Classroom sessions: 102 Chemistry Building
  • Computer LAB sessions: 64 Willard Building

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