quasar absorption lines, submitted

Nikhil Padmanabhan (Berkeley) showed up at NYU today, and we discussed various matters related to BOSS and the baryon acoustic feature. Nikhil argued that we do not yet have a fully worked-out plan for analyzing the quasar absorption-line spectra, and measuring the correlation function therefrom. We discussed this in detail and I got a bit interested in the data analysis problem, which, when written down correctly, is quite difficult: It involves marginalizing over all hypotheses about each spectrum's unabsorbed continuum.

In other news, Surhud More submitted the transparency paper to ApJ. Should be on arXiv on Monday.

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