Adventures in practical population inference

November 16, 2021
Recorded 16 November 2021. Colm Talbot of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology presents "Adventures in practical population inference" at IPAM's Workshop III: Source inference and parameter estimation in Gravitational Wave Astronomy. Abstract: Population inference provides our most powerful tool for extracting astrophysical/cosmological information from gravitational-wave observations. However, these analyses come with significant computational challenges which grow rapidly with the size of the observed catalog. I will review the commonly used methods for performing astrophysical inference on populations of compact binaries and some of the limitations these methods face. After this, I will describe some novel methods that mitigate these issues. Learn more online at: