Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Today I finally got tired of there not being an IRAF task for smoothing a spectrum in text format, so I wrote one.  Also made good progress on getting a paper ready to submit for publication.

Saturday, July 20, 2013


This blog has annoyingly failed to become self-aware and update itself, so...

Two undergraduates working with me on research this summer.
I'll post their starter projects on the Moon and ? Boo soon.
They've moved on to studying quasar accretion disc temperature profiles and quasar spectra, so those topics will get posts soon too.

Work on quasar absorption lines continues apace.  My grad student Jesse Rogerson has been working on our Gemini data from the past semester.  When SDSS DR10 drops, we'll be working to identify new targets for Gemini right away.
Next week I'll start juggling that work with a return to modelling emission lines from disc winds, which my grad student Laura Chajet is also working on in preparation for a conference later this summer.