Physics Colloquium: The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF): a live movie of the sky

Avishay Gal-Yam, Weizmann Institute of Science

11 November 2018, 14:00 
Shenkar Building, Melamed Hall 006 
Physics Colloquium

Abstract:

Astronomy is moving from a static description of the sky to a view of the cosmos as a dynamic, violently changing landscape. This approach, often called "Time Domain Astrophysics", is rapidly maturing. I will present new results from the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), a new wide-field survey that monitors the entire northern sky every 3 days. I will discuss some of the open physics questions these new data might shed light on, discuss specific examples, and provide a personal review of future prospects in time domain astrophysics.

 

 

Event Organizer: Dr. Liron Barak

 

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