Thursday, September 14, 2006


Hicks et al. report on Chandra and optical observations of the CNOC subsample of EMSS clusters and find excellent agreement between X-ray, dynamical and lensing mass estimates.

Iye et al. find a galaxy at z=6.96 with star formation at ~10 Msun/yr.

Babich & Loeb claim that Thomson scattering off electrons in the outflows from Lyman Break Galaxies could produce CMB fluctuations on arcminute scales comparable to the level of those produced during reionization.

Kramer et al. summarize the results of 2.5 years of observations of the binary pulsar J0737 - these already match the predictions of GR to 0.05% and in future years will supersede the accuracy of Solar System tests.

Ballantyne et al. calculate Spitzer AGN luminosity functions using models of the CXRB and Cloudy.

Han & Zhang compare the windowed FFT and Hilbert-Huang analysis methods for Poisson X-ray data and conclude that the windowed FFT is far superior.

Vierdayanti et al analyze XMM spectra of 4 ULX sources and conclude that they can be explained by super-critical accretion (and hence slim disks) onto stellar mass BHs.

Feldmann et al. present ZEBRA, a Bayesian photometric redshift estimation code.

Hajian et al. describes the Hamiltonian Monte Carlo method applied to cosmological parameter estimation and notes that it offers efficiency advantages over MCMC.

Croston et al. have developed a regularization procedure for deprojecting and PSF-correcting XMM observations of clusters.

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