CCAPP Seminar: "DESGW: Discovering the Optical Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Emitting Neutron Star Mergers with DECam" Marcelle Soares-Santos (Brandeis)

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April 13, 2018
2:00PM - 3:00PM
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PRB Smith Seminar Room

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Add to Calendar 2018-04-13 14:00:00 2018-04-13 15:00:00 CCAPP Seminar: "DESGW: Discovering the Optical Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Emitting Neutron Star Mergers with DECam" Marcelle Soares-Santos (Brandeis) Motivated by the exciting prospect of a new wealth of information arising from the first observations of gravitational and electromagnetic radiation from the same astrophysical phenomena, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) has established a search and discovery program for the optical transients associated with LIGO/Virgo events using the Dark Energy Camera (DECam). This talk presents the discovery of the optical transient associated with the neutron star merger GW170817 using DECam and discusses its implications for the emerging field of multi-messenger cosmology with gravitational waves and optical data. PRB Smith Seminar Room Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) ccapp@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Motivated by the exciting prospect of a new wealth of information arising from the first observations of gravitational and electromagnetic radiation from the same astrophysical phenomena, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) has established a search and discovery program for the optical transients associated with LIGO/Virgo events using the Dark Energy Camera (DECam). This talk presents the discovery of the optical transient associated with the neutron star merger GW170817 using DECam and discusses its implications for the emerging field of multi-messenger cosmology with gravitational waves and optical data.

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