Astronomy 61: Current Problems in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Prof. David Cohen
Friday 11:30 to 12:20
SC 113 (seminar room)
We'll catch up; make sure we can all do the multi-temperature fitting, with the ISM absorption, etc. And then we'll add the last ingredient to our models: wind absorption.
The first four data guides are on the old assignments page. Here is a list of things everyone should send to me:
All four of these tasks and associated plots in addition to the fit information, are things you should get done by the middle of this week (Wednesday night).
I will provide instructions soon on the next step: adding wind absorption. You will also have to complete that step and make an associated plot by Friday's class.
We will discuss data fitting/modeling issues in class this week – both practical issues (bring your computer) and discussing what the fit parameters mean. And we will also revisit Fig. 8 in the Leutenegger et al. (windtabs) paper and the spectral fitting information in the XSPEC manual (see last week's assignments to remind yourself of the details).
class information (posted before the semester)
General astro research information
Astrobetter – lots of useful information about the nitty-gritty of astronomical research and many aspects of being an astronomy student and astronomer
Astrobites – very short summaries of interesting research papers, written for undergraduates by graduate students.
This page is maintained by David Cohen
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Last modified: February 26, 2015