IMPRS Lectures for Graduate Students
Nov 20, 2019 11:30
Feb 7, 2020 12:30
AEI Potsdam, Am Mühlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam
Seminar room 0.01
As part of the International Max Planck Research School on Gravitational-Wave Astronomy, the AEI in Potsdam organises lectures for graduate students. The first course "Making sense of data: introduction to statistics for gravitational wave astronomy" will take place in Fall/Winter 2019/2020.
Measurements of the properties of gravitational wave sources are imperfect due to the presence of noise in the gravitational wave interferometers used to detect them. Extracting useful scientific information from these observations therefore requires careful statistical analysis of the data in order to understand the significance of the observed events, the level of uncertainty in the parameter estimates and the implications of the observations for the population from which the sources are drawn. This lecture course will give an overview of some key statistical ideas and techniques that are essential for interpreting current and future gravitational wave observations.