proposal invariance

Hubble multicycle large proposals were due today…
Julianne tests the conjecture of proposal number invariance under simple scaling.

Looks to be annoyingly close to correct with about 40 proposals in by the deadline.

I still think we need to check the proposal success probability as a function of proposal rank number.

Comments

  1. #1 Ben
    November 26, 2009

    Okay, enough conjecture. I have at least partly settled the issue of proposal success as a function of proposal numbering the old-fashioned way, by measuring it, using data from Spitzer proposals. See http://mingus.as.arizona.edu/~bjw/propnumber/

    If I don’t get an AAS Special Prize for Procrastination for this, it just shows the system is unfair.