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Likelihood Methods for the Detection and Characterization of Gamma-ray Pulsars with the Fermi Large Area Telescope

@article{Kerr2010LikelihoodMF,
  title={Likelihood Methods for the Detection and Characterization of Gamma-ray Pulsars with the Fermi Large Area Telescope},
  author={Matthew Kerr},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2010}
}
  • M. Kerr
  • Published 31 January 2011
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
The sensitivity of the Large Area Telescope (LAT) aboard the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope allows detection of thousands of new gamma-ray sources and detailed characterization of the spectra and variability of bright sources. Unsurprisingly, this increased capability leads to increased complexity in data analysis. Likelihood methods are ideal for connecting models with data, but the computational cost of folding the model input through the multi-scale instrument response function is… 
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