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The Study of Astronomical Transients in the Infrared

Abstract Several key, open questions in astrophysics can be tackled by searching for and

mining large datasets for transient phenomena. The evolution of massive stars and

compact objects can be studied over cosmic time by identifying supernovae (SNe) and

gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) in other galaxies and determining their redshifts. Modeling

GRBs and their afterglows to probe the jets of GRBs can shed light on the emission

mechanism, rate, and energetics of these events.

In Chapter 1, I discuss the current state of astronomical transient study, including

sources of interest, instrumentation, and data reduction techniques, with a focus

on work in the infrared. In Chapter 2, I present original work published in the

Proceedings of the Astronomical ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Strausbaugh, Robert (Author) / Butler, Nathaniel (Advisor) / Jansen, Rolf (Committee member) / Mauskopf, Phil (Committee member) / Windhorst, Rogier (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Astrophysics / Astronomy / gamma-ray bursts / indium-gallium-arsenide / infrared / RATIR / time-domain / trasient
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 176 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Physics 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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