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By Marisa Cristina March

This thesis explores complex Bayesian statistical equipment for extracting key details for cosmological version choice, parameter inference and forecasting from astrophysical observations. Bayesian version choice presents a degree of ways strong types in a collection are relative to one another - yet what if the simplest version is lacking and never integrated within the set? Bayesian Doubt is an method which addresses this challenge and seeks to convey an absolute instead of a relative degree of the way solid a version is. Supernovae sort Ia have been the 1st astrophysical observations to point the past due time acceleration of the Universe - this paintings provides an in depth Bayesian Hierarchical version to deduce the cosmological parameters (in specific darkish power) from observations of those supernovae style Ia.

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46) 18 2 Cosmology Background Fig. 3 Luminosity Distance In a generic non-expanding spacetime, the observed flux, F, a distance, d from a far away object of intrinsic luminosity, L is given by: F= L 4π d 2 Where the luminosity is the total energy, E per unit time, t. To calculate flux in an expanding universe, it is necessary to switch to comoving coordinates, as shown in Fig. 4 and consider the path of a thin shell of photons, of comoving thickness χ ≡ η and physical duration t, emitted from the distant source at ηe .

Primes, ( ), represent differentials with respect to conformal time, η. 1 Photon and Baryon Perturbations Photons, protons and electrons are coupled to the metric via gravity and are also coupled to each other. Photons are coupled to electrons through Compton scattering and protons are coupled to electrons through Coulomb scattering; the tight coupling between the the protons and electrons means they share a common over-density, δb and a common velocity, vb . As the photons travel through the perturbed universe, they gain energy falling into potential wells, lose energy climbing out of potential wells and lose energy overcoming the expansion of the universe.

26 2 Cosmology Background A calculation of the amplitude for Compton scattering provides the collision terms for photon—electron interactions and this scattering affects the direction of the scattered photons. kpˆ . 77) l = 0 is the monopole 0 (k) which corresponds to the difference between the temperature perturbation at a specific point, and the the average temperature perturbation over all space; l = 1 is the dipole 1 (k) which is related to the gradient of the energy density of the photons.

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