Brad Wargelin home page

Brad Wargelin's home page

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
60 Garden St., MS-3, Cambridge, MA 02138-1596
Office B-445 || (617) 496-7702 || bwargelin [at] cfa*harvard*edu

"Many things that are natural should be stepped on, hard." -- Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)

Work stuff

Chandra public info
LETG Observer Info
Overview of what I do
XRCF Final Report--The urtext for Chandra ground calibration.
HXDS Home page--Kept for its sentimental value, and for the HXDS operations/debug guide

Major Chandra Calibration Projects

HRC-S gain map update/recalibration (in progress)
LETG/HRC-S Extraction Region and Enclosed Energy Fraction (2015)
LETG Higher Order Diffraction Efficiencies (2011)
Probabalistic Deadtime and Pile-up Modeling of Pulse Height Spectra (XRCF SSD Carbon Continuum) (2009)
HRC-S Gain Map and LETG Background Filter (2008)

A few favorite links

Liquid nitrogen ice cream at the XRCF -- While we toiled on the night shift.
The Darryls of Madison County -- The definitive story of life at XRCF, by poet laureate Roger Carlson.
The AXAF calibration song -- I'm the immensely proud author of eighteen of the verses.
Back home again in da UP -- Keweenaw = kee wuh naw, Mackinac = mack i naw, pasty = pass tee.
Chandra haiku -- by Tom Calderwood

Past and present colleagues

LETG coves
HXDS comrades -- The Tim Norton collection, including XRCF and BESSY
UCB Kahn group -- The Golden Horde in Hawaii (2000)

Self-aggrandizement

cv -- (pdf) and (html)
publications -- (pdf) and (html)

Last update Oct 2016