Subject(s) 
Spherical harmonics


Random fields


Compact groups


Cosmology  Statistical methods

Physical Description 
ix, 341 p. : ill. ; 23 cm 
Note 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [326]337) and index 

Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Background results in representation theory; 3. Representations of SO(3) and harmonic analysis on S2; 4. Background results in probability and graphical methods; 5. Spectral representations; 6. Characterizations of isotropy; 7. Limit theorems for Gaussian subordinated random fields; 8. Asymptotics for the sample power spectrum; 9. Asymptotics for sample bispectra; 10. Spherical needlets and their asymptotic properties; 11. Needlets estimation of power spectrum and bispectrum; 12. Spin random fields; Appendix; Bibliography; Index 
Summary 
"Random Fields on the Sphere presents a comprehensive analysis of isotropic spherical random fields. The main emphasis is on tools from harmonic analysis, beginning with the representation theory for the group of rotations SO(3). Many recent developments on the method of moments and cumulants for the analysis of Gaussian subordinated fields are reviewed. This background material is used to analyse spectral representations of isotropic spherical random fields and then to investigate in depth the properties of associated harmonic coefficients. Properties and statistical estimation of angular power spectra and polyspectra are addressed in full. The authors are strongly motivated by cosmological applications, especially the analysis of cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation data, which has initiated a challenging new field of mathematical and statistical research. Ideal for mathematicians and statisticians interested in applications to cosmology, it will also interest cosmologists and mathematicians working in group representations, stochastic calculus and spherical wavelets" Provided by publisher 

"The purpose of this monograph is to discuss recent developments in the analysis of isotropic spherical random fields, with a view towards applications in Cosmology.We shall be concerned in particular with the interplay among three leading themes, namely:  the connection between isotropy, representation of compact groups and spectral analysis for random fields, including the characterization of polyspectra and their statistical estimation  the interplay between Gaussianity, Gaussian subordination, nonlinear statistics, and recent developments in the methods of moments and diagram formulae to establish weak convergence results  the various facets of highresolution asymptotics, including the highfrequency behaviour of Gaussian subordinated random fields and asymptotic statistics in the highfrequency sense" Provided by publisher 
Series 
London Mathematical Society lecture note series ; 389

Alternate Author 
Peccati, Giovanni, 1975

