8-12 March 2015
Weissman Building
Asia/Jerusalem timezone
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Sampling and MCMC

Presented by Prof. Alan HEAVENS on 8 Mar 2015 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Session: Astro Stat


We discuss parameter inference - i.e. within a model, how do we determine the most probable parameters and their uncertainties. We consider simple grid searches (<4 parameters) to more flexible sampling approaches that can deal with larger (~10) dimensional parameter spaces. We concentrate on a standard method - Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC), which forms the basis for the hands-on exercise in the next session.


Location: Weissman Building
Address: Weizmann Institute
Room: Weissnan Auditorium