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Six key trends in contemporary statistics that really could revolutionise astronomical data analysis …

(2) the SPDE approach to large-scale random fields. Cosmologists have long been familiar with the statistics of random fields, owing in part to the prominent role of the Gaussian and log-Gaussian in models of the initial density perturbations (Bardeen et … Continue reading

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ABC for stellar population inference in low mass star clusters …

I had a productive email exchange with Miguel Cervino (who wrote this review of the challenges for stellar population parameter inference under the stochastic effects of IMF sampling in low mass star clusters) regarding the potential for ABC in this … Continue reading

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