APOGEE meeting, day 2

In the morning, Diane Feuillet (NMSU) spoke about her project to use hierarchical inference to get measures of the Milky Way star-formation history and improved age estimates for individual stars. I love this, of course. In the afternoon, the Collaboration talked through the mechanisms by which The Cannon could be incorporated into the APOGEE pipeline as a second-stage stellar abundance code and released publicly along with the data. This means, effectively, that my proposal of yesterday was accepted! In the break-out times, I spent some CPU visualizing our 15-dimensional abundance space and I think maybe we see interesting structures and clusters!

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