MGA Workshop IV: Multiscale Geometric Methods in Astronomical Data Analysis

November 8 - 12, 2004


With the recent advent of high quality large-scale catalogs of galaxies, we are in a position to test various hypotheses about galaxy formation and to compare the `standard models’ such as lambda-CDM, with observations. In this direction, new multiscale tools for N-point correlation functions, for N-body problems, and for new-wave feature detection (e.g. of filaments and sheets), offer exciting opportunities.

The goal of this workshop is to bring scientists from the astronomical community together with mathematicians to explore state-of-the-art methods and new challenges.

Topics to be covered include:

  • 3D data analysis, clustering methods
  • Cosmic Microwave Background Imaging
  • Imaging with Photon-Limited Data

Organizing Committee

Peter Coles (University of Nottingham)
David Donoho (Stanford University, Statistics)
Olivier Forni (University of Paris Sud, Institut d'Astrophysique )
Vicent Martinez, Co-chair (University of Valencia, Spain)
Jean-Luc Starck, Co-chair (CEA Saclay, France)