A specialist discussion meeting organised by:
Andrew Jaffe (Imperial College)
Roberto Trotta (Imperial College)
Summary: Large, heterogeneous datasets are becoming the norm throughout cosmology and astrophysics. Extracting information about the underlying populations is the crucial challenge. This requires a combination theoretical modelling of individual objects as well as their correlation structure across many different fields of astrophysics simultaneous with an understanding of instrumental effects across a variety of different types of telescopes, from bolometers observing the CMB through optical telescopes to gamma-ray observatories. The meeting will gather experts in statistics as well as theoretical and observational astronomy to discuss the strategies required for the next generation of these observations.
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