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dc.contributor.advisorBerger, Edo
dc.contributor.authorGomez, Sebastian
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-13T05:41:42Z
dc.date.created2021
dc.date.issued2021-05-12
dc.date.submitted2021-05
dc.identifier.citationGomez, Sebastian. 2021. Exotic Transients and How to Find Them. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
dc.identifier.other28498478
dc.identifier.urihttps://nrs.harvard.edu/URN-3:HUL.INSTREPOS:37368353*
dc.description.abstractModern telescope surveys are finding thousands of astronomical transients every month, and thanks to their untargeted nature we have been able to discover a wide array of new classes of transients. Among these transients are: superluminous supernovae (SLSNe), which can be up to 100 times brighter than a normal supernova (SN); tidal disruption events (TDEs), the bright flares produced when a star gets torn apart by a black hole; pair- instability SNe (PISNe), the SNe thought to be produced by the most massive stars; and kilonovae, which result from the merger of two neutron stars or a neutron star and a black hole. These transients are rare, meaning there are many aspects of their nature we still do not understand. In this thesis, I present an analysis of a few of these transients. First SN 2016iet, a SN that showed a number of peculiar features: a double-peaked light curve still visible more than 700 days after explosion, a very isolated environment, and an inferred progenitor mass of more than 55 solar masses
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectastrophysical transients
dc.subjectcompact objects
dc.subjectmachine learning
dc.subjectsupernovae
dc.subjecttransient surveys
dc.subjectAstronomy
dc.subjectAstrophysics
dc.titleExotic Transients and How to Find Them
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dash.depositing.authorGomez, Sebastian
dc.date.available2021-07-13T05:41:42Z
thesis.degree.date2021
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.namePh.D.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGrindlay, Jonathan E.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDi Stefano, Rosanne
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHowell, Andrew D.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNarayan, Ramesh
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentAstronomy
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0001-6395-6702
dash.author.emailgmz.sebastian@gmail.com


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