New Ways of Doing Time-Domain Astronomy: Supernovae, TDEs and Beyond

Iair Arcavi (UCSB/LCOGT) - February 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Observational time-domain astronomy is undergoing a transformation. Novel techniques are allowing us to react rapidly to new events, to study populations more comprehensively and to coordinate between facilities better. I will show how these advances are leading to new and surprising discoveries about supernovae, both in their rapidly-evolving early stages and in their long-lasting late stages, and about the rare phenomena of tidal disruption events. I will also discuss how we are preparing for an even more exciting and challenging future with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope generating ten million alerts per night, and gravitational wave triggers becoming routine.

The seminar will be held in 131A Campbell Hall.

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