Webinar Overview:

Part 1 of the Advanced EHT Data Analysis Series

During this first session in the new series, the facilitator discusses astrophysical sources exhibiting incoherent variability in their lightcurves, specifically from the perspective of “compact object” sources being fueled by accretion processes. The session also covers differences between coherent and incoherent signals (e.g., the example of LIGO graviational wave sources vs. pulsars vs. stochastic variaiblity in compact object systems), characterizing astrophysical variability via Fourier transform techniques, and situations where Fourier techniques are inadequate to describe observed variability as well as other techniques that might provide more insight.

Facilitator: Mike Nowak, Washington University St. Louis

Air date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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