lecture Advanced methods in statistical data analysis
Date/Time: from Monday, November 14, 2011 (09:15) to Friday, November 18, 2011 (17:00) (Europe/Copenhagen)
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Description: This elite PhD course in Copenhagen will provide the students with a wide overview of the most advanced statistical methods used for data analysis.

Teachers: Dr. Wouter Verkerke and Dr. Roberto Trotta.
Assistants: Dr. Steen Hansen, Dr. Stefania Xella.

Description:
Data from experiments in high energy physics and observations in astrophysics demand nowadays a highly sophisticated statistical treatment. By inviting experts from both areas, we provide the students with the widest overview of the most advanced statistical methods. The course will cover the fundamental concepts of modern statistical data analysis, including examples derived from the two areas of science mentioned. The course is well suited and relevant for PhD students from a wide range of fields in Science, beyond the ones mentioned. The course will consist of lectures and practical problem- solving sessions (both calculations and computer exercises) and will last 5 full days.

Sponsored by:

The faculty of Natural Science (Copenhagen University)
Nordforsk
NBIA (Niels Bohr International Academy)
DARK (Dark Cosmology Centre)
DISCOVERY

Given the large number of applicants, we have closed for registration today. We will will have to ask only PhD students to attend.


 
 Monday, November 14, 2011
 09:15
Intro & Basics (1h0')   Slides powerpoint file pdf file   Wouter Verkerke (NIKHEF)  
 10:45
Event classification (1h20')   Slides powerpoint file pdf file   Wouter Verkerke (NIKHEF)  
 14:00
Hands-on part 1 (3h0')   Exercises and input files powerpoint file unknown type file pdf file   Wouter Verkerke (NIKHEF)  

 
 Tuesday, November 15, 2011
 09:15
Parameter estimation (1h15')   Slides powerpoint file pdf file   Wouter Verkerke (NIKHEF)  
 11:00
Confidence intervals, fundamental issues (1h30')   Slides powerpoint file pdf file   Wouter Verkerke (NIKHEF)  
 14:00
Hands on - part 2 (3h0')   Slides powerpoint file pdf file   Wouter Verkerke (NIKHEF)  

 
 Wednesday, November 16, 2011
 09:15
Nuisance parameters, exclusion, discovery (1h15')   Slides powerpoint file pdf file   Wouter Verkerke (NIKHEF)  
 11:00
Astro statistics (1h30')   Handouts pdf filedown arrow   Lectures pdf file    
 14:00
Hands-on part 3 (1h30')   Slides powerpoint file pdf file   Wouter Verkerke (NIKHEF)  
 15:30
Astro exercises (2h0')   Answers to problems pdf file    

 
 Thursday, November 17, 2011
 09:15
Learning from experience: Bayesian parameter inference (1h0')    
 11:00
Bayesian model selection and cosmological applications (1h40')    
 14:00
Astro exercises (3h30')   Answers to problems pdf file   Data for SN exercise unknown type file    

 
 Friday, November 18, 2011
 09:15
Bayesian model selection and cosmological applications - continued (1h0')    
 11:00
Experiment optimization and prediction (1h40')    
 14:00
Astro exercise (3h0')