PI: D. Andrew Howell, Las Cumbres Observatory, email@example.com
Address: 6740 CORTONA DR, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93117 USA
CoI: Stefano Valenti, UC Davis
CoI: Iair Arcavi, Las Cumbres Observatory
CoI: Anthony Piro, Carnegie Observatories
CoI: Curtis McCully, Las Cumbres Observatory
CoI: Griffin Hosseinzadeh, Las Cumbres Observatory
CoI: David Sand, Texas Technical University
CoI: Craig Wheeler, U. of Texas, Austin
CoI: Melissa L. Graham, UC Berkeley
CoI: Maryam Modjaz, NYU
CoI: Nicholas B Suntzeff, Texas A&M U.
CoI: Saurabh Jha, Rutgers U.
CoI: Leonardo Tartaglia, UC Davis
Title: Probing Supernova Progenitors from the Global Supernova Project
Abstract: We are building a sample of 500 supernovae of all types over three years with lightcurves and spectra from the Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) Global Supernova Project. We aim to observe SNe within days of explosion, to use shock physics and the presence of circumstellar material to test progenitor models. The sample as a whole will be used in comparative studies of SNe of all types, including building samples of exotic supernovae, about which little is known at early times. 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. This proposal leverages the resources of a major international collaboration and more than two dozen telescopes.
Program Type: Standard/Galactic
Run 1 (2017B): GEM-SQ/GMOSS -- 11hrs band 1 (GS-2017B-Q-14)
Run 3 (2017B): GEM-NQ/GMOSN -- 11hrs band 1 (GN-2017B-Q-12)
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