Last week, you fit a simple Gaussian model to measurements of a solar absorption line.
You came up with your best estimates for the parameters
Good. Now, it's time for you to go to a conference and present your work to other astronomers. Your job this week is to practice writing a short article which describes your work for a technical audience.
There are two aspects to writing a paper.
Let's spend a short time talking about the content first, and then we'll show you a "typical" scheme for getting the style correct.
This paper should be very simple: your goal is to explain to other astronomers at a conference your investigation into the structure of one solar absorption line. You assumed the profile of the line was a Gaussian, and found the parameters which best fit the measurements.
How good was your fit? Does it make you think that a Gaussian is a good choice for a model of this absorption line? What sort of model WOULD be a good choice, based on the theory of stellar atmospheres?
Your paper should contain the following elements.
If you feel that additional figures and/or tables would help the reader to understand your work, please include them.
All posters and oral presentations will be included in the proceedings (assume you gave an oral presentation - contributed talk).
Please download the template tarball, and uncompress and unpack it.
Included in the tarball are:
Please use the following naming scheme for your manuscript:
The proceedings will be printed in black and white. Authors are required to submit their manuscript in gray-scale for printing.
The deadline for submission is September 24, 2008, 5pm EST.
Please submit your manuscript as a compressed PDF. Send them by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important note for using LaTeX on the Macs in Gosnell Lab:
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