The purpose of this project is to interpret the timing behavior of light curves in terms of impulse responses, and in doing so, build a common tool for astronomers to analyze X-ray time series. Impulse responses are useful as they enable us to link the variability properties with emission properties and subsequently, observe the X-ray spectrum.

The end-goal of this project is to implement a fully-working time series simulator with working unit tests and complete documentation. The end-goal also includes comparing the properties of simulated time series against real data.


Usman Mahmood Khan


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