Boosting for Supernova Classification

This is a video abstract to our paper, “Statistical Classification Techniques for Photometric Supernova Typing” arxiv:1010.1005. The additional material here accompanies the paper, and may be of interest to those interested in boosting (a statistical technique for classification problems) or supernovae (exploding stars).

Here is a boosting PDF demonstrating the basic workings of this amazing algorithm, and here are 100 Ia and 100 nIa simulated SNe with fits and boosting classifications.

If you are interested in using our boosting code or supernova classification code (both Python), we will be happy to hear from you.

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