A week-long winter school designed to teach – from the ground up – the principles of Bayesian X-ray spectral analysis. By covering the fundamentals of X-ray spectral fitting all the way to modern methods with the Bayesian X-ray Analysis (BXA)
package, the programme is relevant for any X-ray astronomy researcher interested in advancing their skills in X-ray spectral analysis, with no prior experience required. In addition, the workshop will feature invited seminars from experts currently leading novel and exciting projects that showcase cutting-edge X-ray spectral fitting techniques.
The workshop will be useful for any X-ray astronomy researchers interested in using X-ray spectral fitting for their research, including those with no prior experience.
X-ray spectra offer a unique window into the hot and energetic Universe, and X-ray spectral fitting of models is a powerful technique to infer information from observations of astrophysical objects. Finding best-fitting parameters for a given spectral model and dataset(s) however is not a simple task. BXA
offers a novel way to do this by connecting X-ray spectral fitting packages to nested sampling algorithms
for Bayesian parameter estimation and model comparison with the Bayesian evidence.
7 – 11 Feburary 2022
Prague, Czechia (exact location TBD)
Registration is open!
Please fill out the registration form below
.Deadline: 15 January 2022 Cost: free of charge
We have adopted the Royal Astronomical Society Code of Conduct
for our workshop. All participants are expected to adhere to this by conducting themselves professionally, respectfully, and collegially throughout. Any issues should be brought to the attention of any of the organisers.