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Interpretable GPs for stellar rotation (Part 3)

Rodrigo Luger January 3 2021

This is a (long overdue) continuation of a previous post, in which I discussed the development of an interpretable Gaussian process for stellar light curves. This post is mainly a wrapper for a talk I gave a couple months ago on the topic, so if you have 20 minutes (and an interest in stellar light curve modeling), please check it out!


Below is the talk I gave at the CCA on November 5. It touches on many of the same things I covered in the previous two posts in this series (here and here). I've actually made quite a bit more progress on the problem since I gave that talk, so if you're interested, check out the (nearly complete) draft of the paper here. The code, starry_process, is also nearly production-ready. You can install it from source here. I'm still working on the documentation, but the API and a couple examples are ready to go.

Rodrigo Luger

Rodrigo Luger

I'm a Flatiron Fellow at the CCA in New York City, working on a variety of things related to exoplanets, stars, and astronomical data analysis. I'm interested in systematics de-trending, the search for and characterization of potentially habitable exoplanets, and the mapping of stellar and exoplanetary surfaces from photometric and spectroscopic datasets. Outside the office I love to hike, bike, swim, craft lattes, faulty parallelism, and Oxford commas.