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Proposal Information for 2014B-0286


PI: D. Andrew Howell, LCOGT / UCSB, ahowell@lcogt.net
Address: 6740 Cortona Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93117, USA

CoI: Dae-Sik Moon, University of Toronto
CoI: Stefano Valenti, LCOGT / UCSB
CoI: Iair Arcavi, UCSB / LCOGT
CoI: David Sand, Texas Tech University
CoI: Howie Marion, University of Texas
CoI: Mark Sullivan, University of Southampton
CoI: Melissa Graham, University of California, Berkeley
CoI: Charles Baltay, Yale University
CoI: Craig Wheeler, University of Texas
CoI: Jeffrey Silverman, University of Texas
CoI: Eric Hsiao, Carnegie Institution of Washington (Carnegie Obs.)
CoI: Mark Phillips, Carnegie Institution of Washington (Carnegie Obs.)
CoI: Xiaofeng Wang, Tsinghua University
CoI: Lifan Wang, Texas A&M University
CoI: Steve Crawford, SAAO
CoI: Michael Childress, Australian National University
CoI: Stephen Smartt, Queen's University Belfast
CoI: Alex Conley, University of Colorado, Boulder
CoI: Matthew Smith, SAAO
CoI: Bruce Bassett, SAAO
CoI: Emily Levesque, University of Colorado, Boulder
CoI: Josef Vinko, University of Szeged
CoI: David Rabinowitz, Yale University
CoI: Nan Ellman, Yale University
CoI: Ryan McKinnon, Yale University
CoI: Richard Scalzo, Australian National University
CoI: Brian Schmidt, Australian National University
CoI: Fang Yuan, Australian National University
CoI: Roy Maartens, University of the Western Cape / U. Portsmouth
CoI: Abiy Tekola, SAAO
CoI: Eli Kasai, SAAO
CoI: Hubiao Niu, Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory
CoI: Guojie Feng, Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory
CoI: Ali Esamdin, Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory
CoI: Griffin Hosseinzadeh, LCOGT / UCSB

Title: The LCOGT Supernova Key Project

Abstract: We are building a sample of 225 SNe Ia and 225 core-collapse supernovae over three years with lightcurves and spectra from the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) Supernova Key Project. We aim to observe SNe within days of explosion, especially to use shock physics and the presence of circumstellar material to test progenitor models. We will gather the first significant samples of exotic supernovae, those that push our understanding of supernova physics. Finally, the sample as a whole will be used in cosmology and other comparative studies of SNe. Gemini is essential to obtain spectra within days of explosion to screen them, study them at early times, and to trigger other follow-up facilities.


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