A practical guide to Basic Statistical Techniques for Data Analysis in Cosmology
by Licia Verde
Publisher: arXiv 2008
Number of pages: 52
This is the summary of 4 Lectures given at the XIX Canary islands winter school of Astrophysics: The Cosmic Microwave Background, from Quantum Fluctuations to the present Universe. Lectures were intended for master / beginning PhD students in cosmology.
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by Neal Jackson - arXiv
The author reviews the current state of determinations of the Hubble constant, which gives the length scale of the Universe by relating the velocity of objects to their distance. Many object-based measurements give H0 values of around 72-74km/s/Mpc.
by Michele Maggiore - arXiv
Gravitational-wave experiments with interferometers and with resonant masses can search for stochastic backgrounds of gravitational waves of cosmological origin. We review both experimental and theoretical aspects of the search for these backgrounds.
by Ariel Goobar, Bruno Leibundgut - arXiv
The discovery of dark energy has generated enormous interest beyond cosmology and has dramatic implications for fundamental physics. Distance measurements using supernova explosions are the most direct probes of the expansion history of the Universe.
by Regina Schulte-Ladbeck, at al. - Hindawi Publishing
Dwarf galaxies provide opportunities for drawing inferences about the processes in the early universe by observing our Local Group and its vicinity. This issue is a snapshot of the current state of the art of dwarf-galaxy cosmology.