2013-02-11

limb darkening

Today Foreman-Mackey showed (as we predicted) that our inferences about exoplanet sizes and orbital inclinations (relative to the line of sight) are modified as we loosen our prior beliefs on limb-darkening. That's a nice result for our first paper on Bart, Foreman-Mackey's rapid exoplanet transit inference system. In other news, I wrote words in my mixture-of-Gaussian paper (revision for referee) and listened to a very nice seminar by Scoccimarro (NYU) about velocity-space distortions and their use in testing metric theories of gravity.

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