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Re: Waveneys PhD Blog
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2011, 07:54:36 am »
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Re: Waveneys PhD Blog
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2011, 03:39:46 pm »
Alice has done a lovely Blog post on this.   ;D  :-*
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Re: Waveneys PhD Blog
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2011, 11:45:13 pm »

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Re: Waveneys PhD Blog
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2011, 10:40:03 am »
Waveney what question are you asking in this PhD?  When i did a research fellowship at Cambridge once that was my tutor's opener.  He said finding answers is straightforward if you get your inital question right.

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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2011, 11:29:41 pm »
Waveney what question are you asking in this PhD?  When i did a research fellowship at Cambridge once that was my tutor's opener.  He said finding answers is straightforward if you get your inital question right.

I am not asking one question but many: to quote a small part of the reseach proposal:

Questions to be asked include, but are not limited to:
•   Where are the irregulars? 
•   Are there any common shapes of irregular?
•   Are they one homogenous group or a number of different types? 
•   What are their sizes? 
•   What are their star-forming rates? 
•   What is their luminosity?
•   What colours are they?
•   Given that most irregulars are star-forming -- are there older star populations as well? 
•   Do irregulars have AGNs? 
•   Are there old irregulars? 
•   Do irregulars evolve into other types of galaxies? 
•   How do the appearance of cores, bars and arms relate to other properties?
•   Are there clues as to how irregulars form? 
•   Do any have unusual properties?   
•   Have the properties of irregulars changed over time? 

The reseach is titled "Large scale Quantitative Studies of Irregular Galaxies"

I happened to meet my Supervisor today at Astrofest...
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Re: Waveneys PhD Blog
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2011, 04:09:19 pm »
Waveney a great job as usual. Well done.

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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2011, 11:10:14 pm »
Waveney what question are you asking in this PhD?  When i did a research fellowship at Cambridge once that was my tutor's opener.  He said finding answers is straightforward if you get your inital question right.

I am not asking one question but many: to quote a small part of the reseach proposal:

Questions to be asked include, but are not limited to:
•   Where are the irregulars? 
•   Are there any common shapes of irregular?
•   Are they one homogenous group or a number of different types? 
•   What are their sizes? 
•   What are their star-forming rates? 
•   What is their luminosity?
•   What colours are they?
•   Given that most irregulars are star-forming -- are there older star populations as well? 
•   Do irregulars have AGNs? 
•   Are there old irregulars? 
•   Do irregulars evolve into other types of galaxies? 
•   How do the appearance of cores, bars and arms relate to other properties?
•   Are there clues as to how irregulars form? 
•   Do any have unusual properties?   
•   Have the properties of irregulars changed over time? 

The reseach is titled "Large scale Quantitative Studies of Irregular Galaxies"

I happened to meet my Supervisor today at Astrofest...

That's a pretty comprehensive list!  :)

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Re: Waveneys PhD Blog
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2011, 12:24:24 am »
I was talking to a really nice friendly chap at the Open University stand, and when I said I moderate this forum, he mentioned Waveney. I said how very thorough and computer smart and generally brilliant Waveney is. Without realising this was in fact Waveney's supervisor . . . ;D :D ;D

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Re: Waveneys PhD Blog
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2011, 08:31:16 am »
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Re: Waveneys PhD Blog
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2011, 01:41:45 pm »
Only need another 2100 clicks ...
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Re: Waveneys PhD Blog
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2011, 06:45:29 pm »
I was talking to a really nice friendly chap at the Open University stand, and when I said I moderate this forum, he mentioned Waveney. I said how very thorough and computer smart and generally brilliant Waveney is. Without realising this was in fact Waveney's supervisor . . . ;D :D ;D

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Re: Waveneys PhD Blog
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2011, 08:24:08 am »
I now have a date for the formal interview which will be on Friday 4th of March at 11 am.

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Re: Waveneys PhD Blog
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2011, 11:56:08 am »
Ooooh, it's coming up ;D

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Re: Waveneys PhD Blog
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2011, 09:14:40 am »
After an impresive run Yesterday I now only need another 1122 1084 clicks.  Will you manage to complete this before the interview?

That is 1122 1084 clicks between 584 571 images.   One still needs 7 clicks, very few need more than 3.

When the run is complete, I will start the data reduction.  This involves bring all the results togther, running a filter program to remove any one doing malicious clicks (I had one last time).   Sorting and counting the clicks, running several checks on casjobs to remove cases where the spectra is not of the galaxy (such as when there is a star overlapping the galaxy).  Then producing a list of all the objects and the amortized results - then I start plotting, fetching data on the objects from SDSS, from Galex and other data bases and...
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