CoRoT Symposium 3, Kepler KASC-7 joint meeting
6-11 Jul 2014 Toulouse (France)
Tuesday 8
Session 1 - Probing stellar structure and evolution with asteroseismology
Dennis Stello (chair)
› 16:20 - 16:50 (30min)
"Bayesian Magic" in Asteroseismology
Thomas Kallinger  1@  
1 : University of Vienna  -  Website
Vienna -  Austria

Only a few years ago asteroseismic observations were so rare that scientists had plenty of time to work on individual data sets. They could tune their algorithms in any possible way to squeeze out the last bit of information. Nowadays this is impossible. With missions like MOST, CoRoT, and Kepler we basically drown in new data every day. To handle this in a sufficient way statistical methods become more and more important. This is why Bayesian techniques started their triumph march across asteroseismology. I will go with you on a journey through Bayesian Magic Land, that brings us to the sea of granulation background, the forest of peakbagging, and the stony alley of model comparison. Please bring resistant shoes and a rain jacket!

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