Spending this week at EWASS 2018 in Liverpool listening to talks on supernovae, hypernovae, GRB, and novae. EWASS is followed by weekend workshop on recurrent novae.
Distribution of ASAS-SN variable stars on sky.
Light curves of sample eclipsing binaries from ASAS-SN.
Michał Pawlak helped create the first catalog of variable stars from
ASAS-SN. Full version of the paper led by Tharindu Jayasinghe is available as arXiv:1803.01001. More variable stars are coming soon!
ESO headquarters in Garching, Germany
Michał Pawlak participated at
La Silla Paranal Users Workshop at ESO Garching.
In the past couple days we hosted Jim Fuller from Caltech, who gave talks at our departmental seminar and at the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
Visited DESY Zeuthen where I was hosted by
Anna Franckowiak and her group. Spoke at Astroparticle seminar.
X-SHOOTER on VLT UT2
Our proposal, led by Michał Pawlak, was successful in obtaining Director’s Discretionary Time on
X-SHOOTER on VLT for spectroscopic followup of an interesting variable/transient source.
Spent the last couple days at University of Delaware giving a seminar about supernovae and stellar mergers, and talking to
Stan Owocki and others.
Spent the last week at Ohio State University discussing stellar evolution, transients, binary stars, asteroids,
ASAS-SN, and meeting up with Michał Pawlak, who is visiting OSU for a longer period.
At Columbia today, discussing shocks and dust in stellar mergers, novae and supernovae with
Brian Metzger and Elad Steinberg.
We are happy to have been awarded CPU time on the Czech national supercomputing center
IT4Innovations to study transients from merging stars. Excited to use the fastest supercomputer in the country Salomon, currently ranking 87th in the world.