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Kyle Hiner
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Learning New Skills
This month I started learning new skills. Continuing with my interest in machine learning and data science has to be somewhat extracurricular, because my current research project doesn’t really call for it. Well, I’m doing “regression analysis” by fitting m...

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A Collaborative Visit
I’ve just returned from a visit to Middlebury College in Vermont, where I gave a talk and visited with a collaborator. During my graduate work, I ended up with some extra data. I had applied for observations of a sample of red quasars several years in a row...

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A Quick Update
Recently I attended the American astronomical Society’s 225th conference in Seattle, WA. Even though the conference is a week long, I was only in attendance for one day. I had a great time on my one day in Seattle; it was very full, and several people stopp...

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Astronomers - Where are we going and who will we be when we get there?
Let’s talk about the US Bureau of Labor Statistics report on Physicists and Astronomers. Here’s the link: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/physicists-and-astronomers.htm     First note the median pay of a physicist or astronomer: $106...

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Visiting Yale
My current fellowship is sponsored by the Chilean national government. In particular I hold a FONDECYT Postdoctoral Fellowship. FONDECYT is an acronym for Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico, which translates to National Fund for Scientifi...

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Papers - Proposals to Publishing - Pt 1
I recently published my third first-author paper. It is always a great feeling when a paper gets accepted. As an academic researcher, papers are the primary product of my job. Yes, I have a “real job”. I get paid real money to perform a real service and I o...

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A Tour of an Active Galactic Nucleus
In my last post I showed an image of an active galactic nucleus. AGN are some of the strangest objects in the universe. Let’s take a tour and see what we find. Here on Earth, far, far away from even the nearest AGN, what we often see in the sky are single p...

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