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Paper: ``Genetically modified fireflies'' -- 3D eclipse mapping for polars
Volume: 261, The Physics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects
Page: 153
Authors: Hakala, P. J.; Cropper, M.; Ramsay, G.
Abstract: We present a new method for modelling the accretion stream emission in AM Herculis systems based on eclipse profiles. In our approach we model the accretion stream as a collection of light emitting particles (i.e. ``fireflies''). The shape and location of the stream is found by means of genetic optimization.
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