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Development of Novel Statistical Tools for the Analysis of Astronomical Data

Development of Novel Statistical Tools for the Analysis of Astronomical Data

Objective

We propose an interdisciplinary collaboration network involving leading groups in Astrophysics (Astrophysics Group in Crete, Geneva Observatory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Ohio State University. and Nortwestern University), and Statistics (Imperial College, University. of California Davis). The goal of this project is to share expertise between the different fields and geographical areas in order to tackle key questions in observational Astrophysics, related to the nature of dark energy and dark matter, the populations of accreting binary stars in galaxies and their evolution, and the morphological and activity classification of galaxies. To address each of these questions we will use state-of-the-art observations and theoretical models, and we will develop novel, principled tools for statistical analysis in the domains of source classification, structure detection, and fitting. The methods developed under this program will have lasting value and applications beyond the field of Astrophysics.
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FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

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Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 279 000

Participants (2)

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 148 500

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 99 000

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691164

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 652 500

  • EU contribution

    € 526 500

Coordinated by:

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece