Big data in astronomy


  • Eric D. Feigelson,

    1. Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University where he has collaborated with statisticians for 25 years.
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  • G. Jogesh Babu

    1. Professor of Statistics and Director of the Center for Astrostatistics at Penn State. He is founding editor of Statistical Methodology and a Fellow of the ASA, IMS and AAAS. Together, they organise the Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy research conferences.
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Astronomy has been one of the first areas of science to embrace and learn from big data. Eric D. Feigelson and G. Jogesh Babu tell of the efforts, the challenges, and some of the ways it is transforming our knowledge of the cosmos.