KIPAC Summer Students Seminar

Compact objects: white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes

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Speaker
Yannis Liodakis (KIPAC) via zoom

Zoom Recording

Since their discovery, compacts objects of all shapes and sizes have been at the forefront of astrophysics allowing us to study matter and physics in extreme conditions often not accessible to laboratories on earth. I will give a brief overview of white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes as well as current research efforts to understand these peculiar objects and the physical laws that govern them.

 

Model Fitting Cookbook

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Speaker
Adam Mantz (KIPAC) via zoom

Zoom Recording

A barebones introduction to statistical data analysis, specifically
covering maximum likelihood methods for fitting model parameters,
finding confidence intervals, evaluating goodness of fit, and
comparing competing models.