Applying the Surrogate Approach to Incomplete Skies

We demonstrate the feasibility to generate surrogates by Fourier-based methods for an incomplete data set. This is performed for the case of a CMB analysis, where astrophysical foreground emission, mainly present in the Galactic plane, are a major challen

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Gregor Rossmanith

Non-linear Data Analysis on the Sphere The Quest for Anomalies in the Cosmic Microwave Background

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Gregor Rossmanith

Non-linear Data Analysis on the Sphere The Quest for Anomalies in the Cosmic Microwave Background Doctoral Thesis accepted by the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

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Supervisor Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gregor Morfill Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics Garching Germany

Author Dr. Gregor Rossmanith Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics Garching Germany

ISSN 2190-5053 ISBN 978-3-319-00308-5 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-00309-2

ISSN 2190-5061 (electronic) ISBN 978-3-319-00309-2 (eBook)

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