transits of swarms of debris

I met with Ellie Schwab (CUNY) and Kelle Cruz (CUNY) to discuss Schwab's model of stellar activity in low-mass stars. We checked her MCMC sampling diagnostics and worked out how to make her model more general. It is a mixture model, with an active and inactive population of stars, mixed.

I met with Caroline Kaler (NYU) to get her started looking at the Kepler data. Inspired by my visit to Rochester this week, I have her looking at the Boyajian Star. I have a crazy thought that we might be able to use the smoothness (or not) to limit (or measure) the number of bodies contributing to the light-curve events, if those events are multi-object transits.

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