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|Title: ||Bayesian analysis of the power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background|
|Authors: ||Jewell, Jeffrey B.|
Eriksen, H. K.
O'Dwyer, I. J.
Wandelt, B. D.
|Keywords: ||methods statistical|
|Issue Date: ||21-Apr-2005 |
|Publisher: ||Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004.|
|Citation: ||Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) International Conference on Data Mining, Newport Beach, California, April 21, 2005.|
|Abstract: ||There is a wealth of cosmological information encoded in the spatial power spectrum of temperature anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background. The sky, when viewed in the microwave, is very uniform, with a nearly perfect blackbody spectrum at 2.7 degrees. Very small amplitude brightness fluctuations (to one part in a million!!) trace small density perturbations in the early universe (roughly 300,000 years after the Big Bang), which later grow through gravitational instability to the large-scale structure seen in redshift surveys... In this talk, I will discuss a Bayesian formulation of this problem; discuss a Gibbs sampling approach to numerically sampling from the Bayesian posterior, and the application of this approach to the first-year data from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe. I will also comment on recent algorithmic developments for this approach to be tractable for the even more massive data set to be returned from the Planck satellite.|
|Appears in Collections:||JPL TRS 1992+|
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