Talk at the University of Cambridge

I gave the following talk here at the University of Cambridge:

Abstract:

Observed broad-band radio spectra of both galactic and extra-galactic
objects contain valuable information about their energetics, dynamics
and the physical processes involved in the radio emission. Extracting
this information is however complicated by the fact that there are often
several alternative models for the radio emission; and, by the many
parameters in these models which are only approximately a-priori
constrained.


I will describe a computer program for straightforward Bayesian analysis
of radio spectra based on the nested sampling algorithm. Such an
analysis provides for objective model selection, easy handling of
nuisance parameters, and of course a natural way to handle a-priori
constraints on parameters. I will show some example analyses: a
supernova remnant, a star-forming region in a near-by spiral, and a
number of nearby (U)LIRGs.


PDF: http://www.mrao.cam.ac.uk/~bn204/publications/2010/2010-11-02-Cambridge.pdf

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