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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


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

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