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Lindegren's teaching site

This page contains a selection of links to web pages, documents and data that I have used in various courses, both at undergraduate and (post)graduate level. It is by no means a complete record of the teaching that I have done over the years, but more a collection of resources that I have found useful.

My research (Space Astrometry)


Graduate courses

Statistic for astronomers (Sep-Oct 2006)

  • Lecture 1 - General concepts
  • Lecture 2 - Probability theory
  • Lecture 3 - Sampling and statistics
  • Lecture 4 - Statistical modelling and estimation
  • Lecture 5 - Examples of Maximum Likelihood Estimation
  • Lecture 6 - Bayesian estimation
  • Lecture 7 - Hypothesis testing
  • Lecture 8 - Numerical techniques



  • Undergraduate courses

    Universums utmaningar (7.5 hp)

    Människan i universum: den astronomiska världsbilden genom tiderna (7.5 hp)

    Statistical and numerical tools in astrophysics I (7.5 hp)
    (replaced by Statistical tools... below)

    Statistical and numerical tools in astrophysics II (7.5 hp)
    (replaced by Computational astrophysics)

    Dynamical astronomy (7.5 hp)

    Observational techniques and instrumentation (7.5 hp)

    Statistical tools in astrophysics (7.5 hp)


    (Fysik 2) Naturvetenskapliga tankeverktyg, projektvecka 4

  • Some astronomical applications (Lecture HT14)

  • Astronomical time series (help on how to read the data in MATLAB):

  • sunspot data (explanation)

    V834 Cen data (explanation)

    NGC5506 X-ray data (explanation)

    Her X-1 data set 1 set 2 set 3 (explanation)

    SOHO/VIRGO data set 1 set 2 set 3 set 4
    set 5 set 6 set 7 set 8 set 9 set 10 set 11 set 12
    set 13 set 14 set 15 set 16 (explanation) SOHO home page


  • Two-dimensional (medical) images (help on how to read the data in MATLAB):

  • HASTE_320_320.gif
    MPRAGE_192_256_sag.gif
    TOF_576_704.gif
    renography.gif
    skelscint.dat
    skelscint_n.dat


    Miscellaneous

    The following files are used in various exercises:

    Data for 281 galaxies in the Coma cluster (from the sample by Kent & Gunn, AJ 87, 945, 1982). Format: one line per galaxy with 6 columns (RA, Dec, x, y, mag, vr), units: deg, deg, arcmin, arcmin, mag, km/s. (x,y) are projected coordinates on the sky, with origin at the centre of the cluster.


    My research (Space Astrometry)


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