PopSyCLE: Population Synthesis for Compact object Lensing Events

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PopSyCLE: Population Synthesis for Compact object Lensing Events

Post by Ada Coda » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:27 pm

PopSyCLE: Population Synthesis for Compact object Lensing Events

Abstract: PopSyCLE performs compact object population synthesis while taking photometric and astrometric microlensing effects into consideration. It uses Galaxia (ascl:1101.007) to produces a synthetic survey, injects compact objects into the resulting survey, and then produces a list of microlensing events, enabling the discovery of black holes with microlensing. It can be used to examine historical microlensing events from photometric surveys to statistically constrain the abundance of black holes in our galaxy, and to forward model microlensing survey results to constrain, for example, the properties of compact objects, Galactic structure, and the initial-final mass relation.

Credit: Lam, Casey Y.; Lu, Jessica R.; Hosek, Matthew W., Jr.; Dawson, William A.; Golovich, Nathan R.

Site: https://github.com/jluastro/PopSyCLE
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2019arXiv191204510L

Bibcode: 2019ascl.soft12008L

ID: ascl:1912.008

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