SimBAL

SimBAL is a novel spectral synthesis code that uses forward modeling to fit spectra of Broad Absorption Line Quasars.

Using SimBAL

Click on the images below or the menu items above to learn how to use the code, to be linked to the code distribution page, and to access a forum to discuss SimBAL.

How SimBAL Works

Click on the images below or select the menu items above to find out how SimBAL models broad absorption line quasar spectra (and what assumptions are made), access published papers showing SimBAL in action, and to obtain information about our broader impacts efforts.

Who is SimBAL?

Karen Leighly is a professor at the University of Oklahoma.

Donald Terndrup is an associate professor at Ohio State University

Sarah Gallagher is a professor at the University of Western Ontario. She is also Science Advisor to the President of the Canadian Space Agency

Gordon Richards is a professor at Drexel University

How was SimBAL Invented?

SimBAL was inspired by the work that Adrian Lucy did while an undergraduate student at the University of Oklahoma.

SimBAL Contributors

  • Hyunseop (Joseph) Choi – OU graduate student
  • Francis MacInnis – OU graduate student – MS 2018
  • Kaylie Green – UWO graduate student
  • Adam Marrs – OU undergraduate student (currently in graduate school at University of Delaware)
  • Cassidy Wagner – OU undergraduate student (currently in graduate school at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
  • Collin Dabbieri – OU undergraduate student (currently in graduate school at Vanderbilt University)
  • Collin McLeod – OU undergraduate student (currently in graduate school at University of Pittsburgh)
  • Ryan Hazlett – OU undergraduate student (currently in graduate school at University of Toledo)
  • Cora DeFrancesco – OU undergraduate student
  • Julianna Voelker – OU undergraduate student

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