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2017-11-15, 3pm, Dr. Morgan Fraser (University College Dublin), The golden age of transient astronomy

Dr. Morgan Fraser

University College Dublin

The golden age of transient astronomy

Abstract:

Wide field optical surveys are presently surveying significant fractions of the sky each night, and are revealing a diverse landscape of transient phenomena. I will review some of the most recent discoveries – including extra-galactic analogs of the great eruption of Eta Carina, flares from the tidal disruption of stars by supermassive black holes, and the first electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave sources.

Location: 31 Fitzwilliam Place, D02 XF86

Upcoming seminars:
https://www.dias.ie/2017/10/02/astronomy-and-astrophysics-seminar-schedule-2017/