RMHB: Hierarchical Reverberation Mapping

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RMHB: Hierarchical Reverberation Mapping

Post by owlice » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:55 pm

RMHB: Hierarchical Reverberation Mapping

Abstract: RMHB is a hierarchical Bayesian code for reverberation mapping (RM) that combines results of a sparsely sampled broad line region (BLR) light curve and a large sample of active galactic nuclei (AGN) to infer properties of the sample of the AGN. The key idea of RM is to measure the time lag τ between variations in the continuum emission from the accretion disc and subsequent response of the broad line region (BLR). The measurement of τ is typically used to estimate the physical size of the BLR and is combined with other measurements to estimate the black hole mass MBH. A major difficulty with RM campaigns is the large amount of data needed to measure τ. RMHB allows a clear interpretation of a posterior distribution for hyperparameters describing the sample of AGN.

Credit: Brewer, Brendon J.; Elliott, Tom M.

Site: https://github.com/eggplantbren/RMHB

Bibcode: 2014ascl.soft03011B

ID: ascl:1403.011
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