Cox's theorem and Bayesian hypothesis testing

Mittwoch, 4. Juli 2018, 14:00 - 15:30
Veranstaltungsort* Bibliothek
Cox's theorem is a tenet of the Bayesian interpretation
of probability, which is becoming increasingly popular in scientific
practice. While posterior probability distributions are widely used
in estimation problems, hypothesis tests have largely remained a
stronghold of classical techniques. I present Cox's theorem and the
basic ideas of Bayesian hypothesis testing, including point null tests,
and how they change our understanding of classical results.
Disclaimer: This is a hardly-any-physics talk.


: Dr. Stefan Czesla (Hamburger Sternwarte)