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Program Information for 2017B-0049


PI: Stefano Valenti, UC Davis, stfn.valenti@gmail.com
Address: Physics Department, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 United States

CoI: Iair Arcavi, Las Cumbres Observatory
CoI: Edo Berger, Harvard U.
CoI: Federica Bianco, NYU
CoI: Peter Blanchard, Harvard U.
CoI: K. Azalee Bostroem, UC Davis
CoI: Dillon Brout, U. of Pennsylvania
CoI: Chris Burns, Carnegie Observatories
CoI: Carlos Contreras, LCO
CoI: Chris D’Andrea, U. of Pennsylvania
CoI: Tiara R. Diamond, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
CoI: Maria Drout, Carnegie Observatories
CoI: Avishay Gal-Yam, Weizmann Institute of Science
CoI: Ariel Goobar, Stockholm University
CoI: Melissa L. Graham, U. of Washington
CoI: Shiyuan He, Texas A&M U.
CoI: Peter Hoflich, Florida State U.
CoI: Griffin Hosseinzadeh, Las Cumbres Observatory
CoI: D. Andrew Howell, Las Cumbres Observatory
CoI: Eric Hsiao, Florida State U.
CoI: Fang Huang, Tsinghua University
CoI: Jianhua Huang, Texas A&M U.
CoI: Saurabh Jha, Rutgers U.
CoI: David Jones, Johns Hopkins U.
CoI: Kevin Krisciunas, Texas A&M U.
CoI: Dan Maoz, Tel Aviv University
CoI: Howie Marion, U. of Texas, Austin
CoI: Curtis McCully, Las Cumbres Observatory
CoI: Maryam Modjaz, NYU
CoI: Anais Moller, Australian National U.
CoI: Dae-Kim Moon, University of Toronto
CoI: Nidia Morel, LCO
CoI: Matt Nicholl, Harvard U.
CoI: Mark Phillips, LCO
CoI: Dovi Poznanski, Tel Aviv University
CoI: Adam Riess, Johns Hopkins U.
CoI: Liming Rui, Tsinghua University
CoI: Masao Sako, U. of Pennsylvania
CoI: David Sand, Texas Technical University
CoI: Stephen Smartt, Queen's U. Belfast
CoI: Jesper Sollerman, Stockholm University
CoI: Hao Song, Tsinghua University
CoI: Max Stritzinger, Aarhus University, DK
CoI: Nick Suntzeff, Texas A&M U.
CoI: Leonardo Tartaglia, Texas Technical University
CoI: Brad E Tucker, Australian National U.
CoI: Schuyler Van Dyk, IPAC
CoI: Lingzhi Wang, NAOCAS
CoI: Xiaofeng Wang, Tsinghua University
CoI: Lifan Wang, Texas A&M U.
CoI: Craig Wheeler, U. of Texas, Austin
CoI: Rachel Cane, U. of Pennsylvania
CoI: Danfeng Xiang, Tsinghua University
CoI: Zhichao Xue, Louisiana State U.
CoI: Yi Yang, Texas A&M U.
CoI: Bonnie Zhang, Australian National U.
CoI: Jujia Zhang, Yunnan Astronomical Observatory
CoI: Tianmeng Zhang, NAOCAS
CoI: Anthony Piro, Carnegie Observatories
CoI: Jeonghee Rho, SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center

Title: The Global Supernova Project

Abstract: With novel wide-field synoptic surveys of the sky, combined with multi-wavelength and multi-messenger experiments, we have now entered a golden age in transient astronomy. The new all-sky surveys of Gaia, ASAS-SN, ATLAS and the upcoming Pan-STARRS2 and Zwicky Transient Facility demand extensive photometric and spectroscopic follow-up. This program will give the opportunity to a large US community interested in transients to join the LCO Global Supernova Project and follow the most interesting transients in an efficient way. In collaboration with the LCO Global Supernova Project, we will obtain the largest low-redshift sample of supernovae ever obtained. The scientific objectives include: (1) studies to reveal the progenitors of SNe, particularly from early observations; (2) thorough studies of nearby SNe across all wavelengths; (3) building samples of exotic SNe; and (4) building statistically significant samples of SNe for comparison studies and in preparation to LSST, host galaxy studies, rates, and luminosity functions.

Program Type: Standard/LCO

Scheduled Nights:
Run 2 (2017B):  LCO-2m/FLOYDS -- 55hrs


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