Transient Science @ Space Telescope (TS@ST)
We are loose collection of staff astronomers and scientists, postdocs, grad students, and even high-school students at STScI and Johns Hopkins University, working together on transient astronomy. Group members have a variety of roles in ground- and space-based missions listed below. Our research covers a large breadth of topics that aim to answer questions such as:
- What is the nature of the transient night sky at different wavelengths?
- Which stars explode and when? What is the nature of the most extreme and exotic events?
- How do stars behave leading up to and including their death?
- What is the impact of a star's death on its surrounding environment?
- How can transients tell us more about the Universe, including the first stars and galaxies, cosmology, dark energy, dark matter, host galaxies, and active galactic nuclei (AGN)?
- How can we use observations of tidal disruption events to probe massive black hole demographics and learn about accretion disk and jet formation?
- What can we learn from multi-messenger observations of energetic cosmic events?
Website: Transient Science @ Space Telescope
Leads: Ori Fox, Andy Fruchter, Suvi Gezari, Armin Rest, Adam Riess, Lou Strolger
- Supernovae (SNe)
- Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs)
- Compact Objects
- Extreme events: Fast Blue Optical Transients (FBOTs), Super-Luminous SNe (SLSNe), and Pair-Instability SNe (PISNe)
- Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)
- Tidal Disruption Events (TDEs)
- Dark Energy
- Circumstellar Medium and Dust
- Lensing Events
- Light Echoes
Seminars/Journal Club: Compact Objects and Transients (COTS) email list
Related Missions & Instruments: HST, JWST, Roman, LSST, Pan-STARRS, ATLAS, ZTF, DECam, YSE, Foundation, RATIR, RCT 1.3-meter, Kepler, TESS
- Fox, O., et al. 2021. "A Spitzer Survey for Dust-Obscured Supernovae," In Press, MNRAS, arXiv:2106.09733.
- Fox, O., et al. 2019. "Signatures of circumstellar interaction in the unusual transient AT 2018cow," MNRAS, 488, 3772.
- Fox, O., et al. 2014. "Uncovering the Putative B-star Binary Companion of the SN 1993J Progenitor," ApJ, 790, 17.
- Gezari, S. 2021, "Tidal Disruption Events", ARA&A, Vol 59.
- Gezari, S. et al. 2017, "iPTF Discovery of the Rapid "Turn-On" of a Luminous Quasar", ApJ, 835, 144
- Gezari, S. et al. 2016, "The GALEX Time Domain Survey I: Selection and Classification of over a Thousand UV Variable Sources", ApJ, 766, 60
- Gezari, S. et al. 2015, "GALEX Detection of Shock Breakout in Type IIP SN PS1-13arp: Implications for the Progenitor Star Wind", ApJ, 804, 28
- Gomez, S. et al. 2021. "The Luminous and Double-peaked Type Ic Supernova 2019stc: Evidence for Multiple Energy Sources", ApJ, 913, 143
- Gomez, S. et al. 2020. "FLEET: A Redshift-agnostic Machine Learning Pipeline to Rapidly Identify Hydrogen-poor Superluminous Supernovae", ApJ, 904, 74
- Gomez, S. et al. 2019. "SN 2016iet: The Pulsational or Pair Instability Explosion of a Low-metallicity Massive CO Core Embedded in a Dense Hydrogen-poor Circumstellar Medium", ApJ, 884, 55
- Pierel, J.D.R., et al. 2021. "Understanding Type Ia Supernova Distance Biases by Simulating Spectral Variations", ApJ,911,96
- Pierel, J.D.R., et al., 2021. "Projected Cosmological Constraints from Strongly Lensed Supernovae with the Roman Space Telescope", ApJ, 908, 190
- Pierel, J.D.R., Rodney, S.A., 2019. "Turning Gravitationally Lensed Supernovae into Cosmological Probes", ApJ, 876,107
- Rest, A., et al. 2018. "A fast-evolving luminous transient discovered by K2/Kepler", Nature Astronomy, 2, 307
- Rest, A., et al. 2014. "Cosmological Constraints from Measurements of Type Ia Supernovae Discovered during the First 1.5 yr of the Pan-STARRS1 Survey", ApJ, 795, 44
- Rest, A., et al. 2012. "Light echoes reveal an unexpectedly cool η Carinae during its nineteenth-century Great Eruption", Nature, 482, 375
- Strolger, L., et al. 2020. "Delay Time Distributions of Type Ia Supernovae from Galaxy and Cosmic Star Formation Histories", ApJ, 890, 140
- Strolger, L., et al. 2015. "The Rate of Core Collapse Supernovae to Redshift 2.5 from the CANDELS and CLASH Supernova Surveys", ApJ, 813, 93