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Publications

The Early Detection and Follow-up of the Highly Obscured Type II Supernova 2016ija/DLT16am

Author(s): L. Tartaglia, D. J. Sand, S. Valenti, S. Wyatt, J. P. Anderson, I. Arcavi, C. Ashall, M. T. Botticella, R. Cartier, T.-W. Chen, A. Cikota, D. Coulter, M. Della Valle, R. J. Foley, A. Gal-Yam, L. Galbany, C. Gall, J. B. Haislip, J. Harmanen, G. Hosseinzadeh, D. A. Howell, E. Y. Hsiao, C. Inserra, S. W. Jha, E. Kankare, C. D. Kilpatrick, V. V. Kouprianov, H. Kuncarayakti, T. J. Maccarone, K. Maguire
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 853/1, 2018, Page(s) 62, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaa014

PTF11mnb: First analog of supernova 2005bf

Author(s): F. Taddia, J. Sollerman, C. Fremling, E. Karamehmetoglu, R. M. Quimby, A. Gal-Yam, O. Yaron, M. M. Kasliwal, S. R. Kulkarni, P. E. Nugent, G. Smadja, C. Tao
Published in: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Issue 609, 2018, Page(s) A106, ISSN 0004-6361
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201629874

A kilonova as the electromagnetic counterpart to a gravitational-wave source

Author(s): S. J. Smartt, T.-W. Chen, A. Jerkstrand, M. Coughlin, E. Kankare, S. A. Sim, M. Fraser, C. Inserra, K. Maguire, K. C. Chambers, M. E. Huber, T. Krühler, G. Leloudas, M. Magee, L. J. Shingles, K. W. Smith, D. R. Young, J. Tonry, R. Kotak, A. Gal-Yam, J. D. Lyman, D. S. Homan, C. Agliozzo, J. P. Anderson, C. R. Angus, C. Ashall, C. Barbarino, F. E. Bauer, M. Berton, M. T. Botticella, M. Bulla, J. B
Published in: Nature, Issue 551/7678, 2017, Page(s) 75-79, ISSN 0028-0836
DOI: 10.1038/nature24303

The delay of shock breakout due to circumstellar material evident in most type II supernovae

Author(s): F. Förster, T. J. Moriya, J. C. Maureira, J. P. Anderson, S. Blinnikov, F. Bufano, G. Cabrera-Vives, A. Clocchiatti, T. de Jaeger, P. A. Estévez, L. Galbany, S. González-Gaitán, G. Gräfener, M. Hamuy, E. Y. Hsiao, P. Huentelemu, P. Huijse, H. Kuncarayakti, J. Martínez, G. Medina, F. Olivares E., G. Pignata, A. Razza, I. Reyes, J. San Martín, R. C. Smith, E. Vera, A. K. Vivas, A. de Ugarte P
Published in: Nature Astronomy, Issue 2/10, 2018, Page(s) 808-818, ISSN 2397-3366
DOI: 10.1038/s41550-018-0563-4

Spectra of Hydrogen-poor Superluminous Supernovae from the Palomar Transient Factory

Author(s): Robert M. Quimby, Annalisa De Cia, Avishay Gal-Yam, Giorgos Leloudas, Ragnhild Lunnan, Daniel A. Perley, Paul M. Vreeswijk, Lin Yan, Joshua S. Bloom, S. Bradley Cenko, Jeff Cooke, Richard Ellis, Alexei V. Filippenko, Mansi M. Kasliwal, Io K. W. Kleiser, Shrinivas R. Kulkarni, Thomas Matheson, Peter E. Nugent, Yen-Chen Pan, Jeffrey M. Silverman, Assaf Sternberg, Mark Sullivan, Ofer Yaron
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 855/1, 2018, Page(s) 2, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaac2f

SN 2017dio: A Type-Ic Supernova Exploding in a Hydrogen-rich Circumstellar Medium

Author(s): Hanindyo Kuncarayakti, Keiichi Maeda, Christopher J. Ashall, Simon J. Prentice, Seppo Mattila, Erkki Kankare, Claes Fransson, Peter Lundqvist, Andrea Pastorello, Giorgos Leloudas, Joseph P. Anderson, Stefano Benetti, Melina C. Bersten, Enrico Cappellaro, Régis Cartier, Larry Denneau, Massimo Della Valle, Nancy Elias-Rosa, Gastón Folatelli, Morgan Fraser, Lluís Galbany, Christa Gall, Avishay Gal
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 854/1, 2018, Page(s) L14, ISSN 2041-8213
DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aaaa1a

The Zwicky Transient Facility: System Overview, Performance, and First Results

Author(s): Eric C. Bellm, Shrinivas R. Kulkarni, Matthew J. Graham, Richard Dekany, Roger M. Smith, Reed Riddle, Frank J. Masci, George Helou, Thomas A. Prince, Scott M. Adams, C. Barbarino, Tom Barlow, James Bauer, Ron Beck, Justin Belicki, Rahul Biswas, Nadejda Blagorodnova, Dennis Bodewits, Bryce Bolin, Valery Brinnel, Tim Brooke, Brian Bue, Mattia Bulla, Rick Burruss, S. Bradley Cenko, Chan-Kao Chang, An
Published in: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Issue 131/995, 2019, Page(s) 018002, ISSN 0004-6280
DOI: 10.1088/1538-3873/aaecbe

Constraints on the ejecta of the GW170817 neutron star merger from its electromagnetic emission

Author(s): Eli Waxman, Eran O Ofek, Doron Kushnir, Avishay Gal-Yam
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Issue 481/3, 2018, Page(s) 3423-3441, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2441

Investigating the properties of stripped-envelope supernovae; what are the implications for their progenitors?

Author(s): S J Prentice, C Ashall, P A James, L Short, P A Mazzali, D Bersier, P A Crowther, C Barbarino, T-W Chen, C M Copperwheat, M J Darnley, L Denneau, N Elias-Rosa, M Fraser, L Galbany, A Gal-Yam, J Harmanen, D A Howell, G Hosseinzadeh, C Inserra, E Kankare, E Karamehmetoglu, G P Lamb, M Limongi, K Maguire, C McCully, F Olivares E, A S Piascik, G Pignata, D E Reichart, A Rest, T Reynolds, Ó Rodrígue
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Issue 485/2, 2018, Page(s) 1559-1578, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty3399

The Double-peaked Radio Light Curve of Supernova PTF11qcj

Author(s): Nipuni T. Palliyaguru, Alessandra Corsi, Dale A. Frail, Jozsef Vinkó, J. Craig Wheeler, Avishay Gal-Yam, S. Bradley Cenko, Shrinivas R. Kulkarni, Mansi M. Kasliwal
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 872/2, 2019, Page(s) 201, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaf64d

A hot and fast ultra-stripped supernova that likely formed a compact neutron star binary

Author(s): K. De, M. M. Kasliwal, E. O. Ofek, T. J. Moriya, J. Burke, Y. Cao, S. B. Cenko, G. B. Doran, G. E. Duggan, R. P. Fender, C. Fransson, A. Gal-Yam, A. Horesh, S. R. Kulkarni, R. R. Laher, R. Lunnan, I. Manulis, F. Masci, P. A. Mazzali, P. E. Nugent, D. A. Perley, T. Petrushevska, A. L. Piro, C. Rumsey, J. Sollerman, M. Sullivan, F. Taddia
Published in: Science, Issue 362/6411, 2018, Page(s) 201-206, ISSN 0036-8075
DOI: 10.1126/science.aas8693

A nearby super-luminous supernova with a long pre-maximum & “plateau” and strong C II features

Author(s): J. P. Anderson, P. J. Pessi, L. Dessart, C. Inserra, D. Hiramatsu, K. Taggart, S. J. Smartt, G. Leloudas, T.-W. Chen, A. Möller, R. Roy, S. Schulze, D. Perley, J. Selsing, S. J. Prentice, A. Gal-Yam, C. R. Angus, I. Arcavi, C. Ashall, M. Bulla, C. Bray, J. Burke, E. Callis, R. Cartier, S.-W. Chang, K. Chambers, P. Clark, L. Denneau, M. Dennefeld, H. Flewelling, M. Fraser, L. Galbany, M. Gromadzki
Published in: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Issue 620, 2018, Page(s) A67, ISSN 0004-6361
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833725

SN 2017ens: The Metamorphosis of a Luminous Broadlined Type Ic Supernova into an SN IIn

Author(s): T.-W. Chen, C. Inserra, M. Fraser, T. J. Moriya, P. Schady, T. Schweyer, A. V. Filippenko, D. A. Perley, A. J. Ruiter, I. Seitenzahl, J. Sollerman, F. Taddia, J. P. Anderson, R. J. Foley, A. Jerkstrand, C.-C. Ngeow, Y.-C. Pan, A. Pastorello, S. Points, S. J. Smartt, K. W. Smith, S. Taubenberger, P. Wiseman, D. R. Young, S. Benetti, M. Berton, F. Bufano, P. Clark, M. Della Valle, L. Galbany, A. Gal
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 867/2, 2018, Page(s) L31, ISSN 2041-8213
DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aaeb2e

A UV resonance line echo from a shell around a hydrogen-poor superluminous supernova

Author(s): R. Lunnan, C. Fransson, P. M. Vreeswijk, S. E. Woosley, G. Leloudas, D. A. Perley, R. M. Quimby, Lin Yan, N. Blagorodnova, B. D. Bue, S. B. Cenko, A. De Cia, D. O. Cook, C. U. Fremling, P. Gatkine, A. Gal-Yam, M. M. Kasliwal, S. R. Kulkarni, F. J. Masci, P. E. Nugent, A. Nyholm, A. Rubin, N. Suzuki, P. Wozniak
Published in: Nature Astronomy, Issue 2/11, 2018, Page(s) 887-895, ISSN 2397-3366
DOI: 10.1038/s41550-018-0568-z

Analysis of broad-lined Type Ic supernovae from the (intermediate) Palomar Transient Factory

Author(s): F. Taddia, J. Sollerman, C. Fremling, C. Barbarino, E. Karamehmetoglu, I. Arcavi, S. B. Cenko, A. V. Filippenko, A. Gal-Yam, D. Hiramatsu, G. Hosseinzadeh, D. A. Howell, S. R. Kulkarni, R. Laher, R. Lunnan, F. Masci, P. E. Nugent, A. Nyholm, D. A. Perley, R. Quimby, J. M. Silverman
Published in: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Issue 621, 2019, Page(s) A71, ISSN 0004-6361
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201834429

Supernova PTF 12glz: A Possible Shock Breakout Driven through an Aspherical Wind

Author(s): Maayane T. Soumagnac, Eran O. Ofek, Avishay Gal-yam, Eli Waxman, Sivan Ginzburg, Nora Linn Strotjohann, Steve Schulze, Tom A. Barlow, Ehud Behar, Doron Chelouche, Christoffer Fremling, Noam Ganot, Suvi Gezari, Mansi M. Kasliwal, Shai Kaspi, Shrinivas R. Kulkarni, Russ R. Laher, Dan Maoz, Christopher D. Martin, Ehud Nakar, James D. Neill, Peter E. Nugent, Dovi Poznanski, Ofer Yaron
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 872/2, 2019, Page(s) 141, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aafe84

A hybrid envelope-stripping mechanism for massive stars from supernova nebular spectroscopy

Author(s): Qiliang Fang, Keiichi Maeda, Hanindyo Kuncarayakti, Fengwu Sun, Avishay Gal-Yam
Published in: Nature Astronomy, Issue 3/5, 2019, Page(s) 434-439, ISSN 2397-3366
DOI: 10.1038/s41550-019-0710-6

Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger

Author(s): B. P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T. D. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R. X. Adhikari, V. B. Adya, C. Affeldt, M. Afrough, B. Agarwal, M. Agathos, K. Agatsuma, N. Aggarwal, O. D. Aguiar, L. Aiello, A. Ain, P. Ajith, B. Allen, G. Allen, A. Allocca, P. A. Altin, A. Amato, A. Ananyeva, S. B. Anderson, W. G. Anderson, S. V. Angelova, S. Antier, S. Appert, K. Arai, M. C. Araya,
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 848/2, 2017, Page(s) L12, ISSN 2041-8213
DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa91c9

The Zwicky Transient Facility: Science Objectives

Author(s): Matthew J. Graham, S. R. Kulkarni, Eric C. Bellm, Scott M. Adams, Cristina Barbarino, Nadejda Blagorodnova, Dennis Bodewits, Bryce Bolin, Patrick R. Brady, S. Bradley Cenko, Chan-Kao Chang, Michael W. Coughlin, Kishalay De, Gwendolyn Eadie, Tony L. Farnham, Ulrich Feindt, Anna Franckowiak, Christoffer Fremling, Suvi Gezari, Shaon Ghosh, Daniel A. Goldstein, V. Zach Golkhou, Ariel Goobar, Anna Y. Q
Published in: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Issue 131/1001, 2019, Page(s) 078001, ISSN 0004-6280
DOI: 10.1088/1538-3873/ab006c

Discovery of an Intermediate-luminosity Red Transient in M51 and Its Likely Dust-obscured, Infrared-variable Progenitor

Author(s): Jacob E. Jencson, Scott M. Adams, Howard E. Bond, Schuyler D. van Dyk, Mansi M. Kasliwal, John Bally, Nadejda Blagorodnova, Kishalay De, Christoffer Fremling, Yuhan Yao, Andrew Fruchter, David Rubin, Cristina Barbarino, Jesper Sollerman, Adam A. Miller, Erin K. S. Hicks, Matthew A. Malkan, Igor Andreoni, Eric C. Bellm, Robert Buchheim, Richard Dekany, Michael Feeney, Sara Frederick, Avishay Gal-Ya
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 880/2, 2019, Page(s) L20, ISSN 2041-8213
DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ab2c05

SN2018kzr: A Rapidly Declining Transient from the Destruction of a White Dwarf

Author(s): Owen R. McBrien, Stephen J. Smartt, Ting-Wan Chen, Cosimo Inserra, James H. Gillanders, Stuart A. Sim, Anders Jerkstrand, Armin Rest, Stefano Valenti, Rupak Roy, Mariusz Gromadzki, Stefan Taubenberger, Andreas Flörs, Mark E. Huber, Ken C. Chambers, Avishay Gal-Yam, David R. Young, Matt Nicholl, Erkki Kankare, Ken W. Smith, Kate Maguire, Ilya Mandel, Simon Prentice, Ósmar Rodríguez, Jonathan Pin
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 885/1, 2019, Page(s) L23, ISSN 2041-8213
DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ab4dae

On the Origin of SN 2016hil—A Type II Supernova in the Remote Outskirts of an Elliptical Host

Author(s): Ido Irani, Steve Schulze, Avishay Gal-Yam, Ragnhild Lunnan, Thomas G. Brink, WeiKang Zheng, Alexei V. Filippenko, Yi Yang, Thomas de Jaeger, Peter E. Nugent, Mansi M. Kasliwal, Christoffer Fremling, James Don Neill, Umaa Rebbapragada, Frank J. Masci, Jesper Sollerman, Ofer Yaron
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 887/2, 2019, Page(s) 127, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab505d

A Simple Analysis of Type I Superluminous Supernova Peak Spectra: Composition, Expansion Velocities, and Dynamics

Author(s): Avishay Gal-Yam
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 882/2, 2019, Page(s) 102, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab2f79

Variable H α Emission in the Nebular Spectra of the Low-luminosity Type Ia SN2018cqj/ATLAS18qtd

Author(s): Jose L. Prieto, Ping Chen, Subo Dong, S. Bose, A. Gal-Yam, T. W.-S. Holoien, J. A. Kollmeier, M. M. Phillips, B. J. Shappee
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 889/2, 2020, Page(s) 100, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab6323

Evidence for Late-stage Eruptive Mass Loss in the Progenitor to SN2018gep, a Broad-lined Ic Supernova: Pre-explosion Emission and a Rapidly Rising Luminous Transient

Author(s): Anna Y. Q. Ho, Daniel A. Goldstein, Steve Schulze, David K. Khatami, Daniel A. Perley, Mattias Ergon, Avishay Gal-Yam, Alessandra Corsi, Igor Andreoni, Cristina Barbarino, Eric C. Bellm, Nadia Blagorodnova, Joe S. Bright, E. Burns, S. Bradley Cenko, Virginia Cunningham, Kishalay De, Richard Dekany, Alison Dugas, Rob P. Fender, Claes Fransson, Christoffer Fremling, Adam Goldstein, Matthew J. Graham
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 887/2, 2019, Page(s) 169, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab55ec

Discovery of Highly Blueshifted Broad Balmer and Metastable Helium Absorption Lines in a Tidal Disruption Event

Author(s): T. Hung, S. B. Cenko, Nathaniel Roth, S. Gezari, S. Veilleux, Sjoert van Velzen, C. Martin Gaskell, Ryan J. Foley, N. Blagorodnova, Lin Yan, M. J. Graham, J. S. Brown, M. R. Siebert, Sara Frederick, Charlotte Ward, Pradip Gatkine, Avishay Gal-Yam, Yi Yang, S. Schulze, G. Dimitriadis, Thomas Kupfer, David L. Shupe, Ben Rusholme, Frank J. Masci, Reed Riddle, Maayane T. Soumagnac, J. van Roestel, Ric
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 879/2, 2019, Page(s) 119, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab24de

Host Galaxies of Type Ic and Broad-lined Type Ic Supernovae from the Palomar Transient Factory: Implications for Jet Production

Author(s): Maryam Modjaz, Federica B. Bianco, Magdalena Siwek, Shan Huang, Daniel A. Perley, David Fierroz, Yu-Qian Liu, Iair Arcavi, Avishay Gal-Yam, Alexei V. Filippenko, Nadia Blagorodnova, Bradley S. Cenko, Mansi Kasliwal, Shri Kulkarni, Steve Schulze, Kirsty Taggart, Weikang Zheng
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 892/2, 2020, Page(s) 153, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab4185