Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy II

  • G. Jogesh Babu
  • Eric D. Feigelson
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. General Methods in Astrostatistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William H. Jefferys, Judit Györgyey Ries
      Pages 49-65
    3. Richard L. White
      Pages 135-151
    4. Vicent J. Martínez
      Pages 153-171
    5. Albert Bijaoui, Frédéric Rué, Renaud Savalle
      Pages 173-184
    6. Edward J. Wegman, Daniel B. Carr, R. Duane King, John J. Miller, Wendy L. Poston, Jeffrey L. Solka et al.
      Pages 185-206
  3. Major Astronomical Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. T. S. Axelrod, C. Alcock, R. A. Allsman, D. Alves, A. C. Becker, D. P. Bennett et al.
      Pages 209-224
    3. Bernard F. Schutz, David Nicholson
      Pages 225-239
    4. Aneta Siemiginowska, Martin Elvis, Alanna Connors, Peter Freeman, Vinay Kashyap, Eric Feigelson
      Pages 241-257
    5. F. van Leeuwen, D. W. Evans, M. B. van Leeuwen-Toczko
      Pages 259-280
  4. Time Series Analysis

  5. Summaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. P. J. Bickel
      Pages 351-364
    3. Virginia Trimble
      Pages 365-385
  6. Contributed Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Michael König, Jens Timmer
      Pages 393-394
    3. Juan E. Betancort-Rijo
      Pages 397-399
    4. A. D. Nair, Jose C. Principe, Munchurl Kim
      Pages 401-402
    5. Jorge Núñez, Jorge Llacer
      Pages 403-404
    6. James Theiler, Jeff Bloch
      Pages 407-408
    7. Michael J. Turmon, Judit M. Pap
      Pages 409-411
    8. E. Chereul, M. Crézé, O. Bienaymé
      Pages 413-415
    9. F. Damiani, A. Maggio, G. Micela, S. Sciortino
      Pages 417-418
    10. V. Kashyap, P. Freeman
      Pages 419-420
    11. J. K. Lawrence, A. C. Cadavid, A. A. Ruzmaikin
      Pages 421-422
    12. C. Alex Young, Dawn C. Meredith, James M. Ryan
      Pages 427-428
    13. X. Luri, M. O. Mennessier, F. Figueras, J. Torra, A. E. Gómez
      Pages 433-435
    14. Coryn Bailer-Jones, Mike Irwin, Ted von Hippel
      Pages 445-446
    15. I. Csabai, A. Szalay, R. Brunner, K. Ramaiyer
      Pages 447-448
    16. Avi Naim, Kavan U. Ratnatunga, Richard E. Griffiths
      Pages 449-450

About these proceedings


Modern astronomical research faces a vast range of statistical issues which have spawned a revival in methodological activity among astronomers. The Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy II conference, held in June 1996 at the Pennsylvania State University five years after the first conference, brought astronomers and statisticians together to discuss methodological issues of common interest. Time series analysis, image analysis, Bayesian methods, Poisson processes, nonlinear regression, maximum likelihood, multivariate classification, and wavelet and multiscale analyses were important themes. Astronomers frequently encounter troublesome situations such as heteroscedastic weighting of data, unevenly spaced time series, and selection effects leading to censoring and truncation. Many problems were introduced at the conference in the context of large-scale astronomical projects inlcuding LIGO, AXAF, XTE, Hipparcos, and digitized sky surveys.This volume will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in both fields-astronomers who seek exposure to recent developments in statistics, and statisticians interested in confronting new problems. It is edited by two faculty members of the Pennsylvania State University who have a long-standing cross-disciplinary collaboration and jointly authored the recent introductory monograph "Astrostatics." G.J. Babu is Professor of Statistics, Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Statistical Planning & Inference and the Journal of Nonparametric Statistics. Eric D. Feigelson is Professor of Astronomoy and Astrophysics.


Censoring Maximum entropy method Measure Orbit Parametric statistics Redshift Time series astronomy astrophysics data analysis entropy image processing linear regression mathematical statistics statistical software

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Jogesh Babu
    • 1
  • Eric D. Feigelson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Astronomy and AstrophysicsPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7360-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1968-2
  • Buy this book on publisher's site