Weak gravitational lensing: higher-order statistics and new statistical approaches

31.03.2017 11:30 – 12:30

To include the full non-Gaussian information about cosmology and the large-scale structure from measurements of weak gravitational lensing, one needs to go beyond the second-order shear power spectrum. In my talk I first show results from CFHTLenS (the Canada- France Hawaii Lensing Survey) using the aperture-mass skewness, a measure of the lensing bispectrum. I then focus on weak-lensing peak counts, an indirect probe of the halo mass function. I present a new fast and flexible model of peak counts. This model allows us to use new statistical inference methods that do not require assumptions about the functional form of the likelihood of the observables, e.g. Gaussianity. In particular, I will present results using Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC), a new technique that has recently gained momentum in the astrophysics community.


Bâtiment: Ecole de Physique

Salle 234, 24 quai Ernest-Ansermet

Organisé par

Département de physique théorique


Martin Kilbinger, CEA, Saclay

entrée libre


Catégorie: Séminaire

Mots clés: dpt, Cosmology

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