767301A / 767601S

Time Series Analysis in Astronomy

 

an intermediate & advanced course (5 credits)

at the Astronomy research unit, University of Oulu

The course period: March 19 – May 8, 2018

Lectures, exercise and practical sessions take place usually on Monday at 10-12 and Tuesday and Thursday at 12-14, see WebOODI for detail.

The course is lectured in English

Teacher: Vitaly Neustroev, MA 302, vitaly[-at-]neustroev.net

 


 
Course content:

  • Time Series Analysis: Methods for evenly sampled data
  • Time Series Analysis: Methods for unevenly sampled data
  • Timing methods in Optical and X-ray Astronomy
  • Timing features in Optical and X-ray Astronomy

Theoretical and practical considerations will be supplemented with the home exercises which constitute the important part of the course.

 
Literature:

  • Fourier Analysis of Time Series: An Introduction (2nd edition – 2000) – P. Bloomfield: ISBN: 978-0-471-88948-9
  • Asteroseismology (2010) – C. Aerts, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, D. W. Kurtz: ISBN: 978-1-4020-5178-4
  • Fourier techniques in X-ray timing (1988) – M. van der Klis: can be downloaded from here
  • Fourier Analysis with Unequally-Spaced Data (1975) – T. J. Deeming: can be downloaded from here
  • Astronomical Time Series Analysis: Lecture Notes – Jaan Pelt: can be downloaded from here

 
Schedule