Physics O.M. Stewart Colloquium Series: FRONTIER

Monday, October 22, 2018 4:00pm

Physics Room 120, Lecture Hall


Prof. Lifan Wang

The MU Physics & Astronomy Department's O. M. Stewart Colloquium Series presents: FRONTIER: Faint Rapidly Evolving Transients Up to the Epoch of Reionization, by Prof. Lifan Wang, Texas A&M University, Monday, October 22, 4:00pm.

Prof. Lifan Wang writes, "I will describe a multi-cadence survey project that aims to discover and study supernovae at very early phase of explosion using the Dark Energy Camera. The same data can be stacked to reach depth deep enough to detect superluminous supernovae at redshifts approaching 6. In the talk, I will cover 1) supernovae of all Types including kilonovae, 2) numerical techniques that we have developed for wide field surveys and precision photometry, and 3) how the technique may be applied to future projects such as LSST.

A pre-talk reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. in room 223A, Physics Library; refreshments will be served.