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Realizing the Potential of the Transients Boom: A Consolidated Study of Stellar Demise

Project description

Studying the demise of stars

Transient astronomical events such as supernovas, tidal disruption events and kilonovae hold many secrets of the universe. Studying them could explain how massive stars evolve and die, what the population of supermassive black holes is, how the heavy elements are formed, and more. Although significant efforts have been made to discover more of these rare events, it is very challenging to identify those that are of value, and to perform prioritised wide-scale follow-up. The EU-funded StarDestroyers project aims to develop and use innovative tools to consolidate discoveries from various transient surveys, identify the events that demand immediate follow-up, prioritise follow-up resources and conduct the follow-up, all in real time. This approach will give scientists full access to the broad underlying physics of supernovae, tidal disruption events and kilonovae, bringing us one step closer to unlocking the secrets of the Universe.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/stellar astronomy/neutron star
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/astrophysics/black hole
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/observational astronomy/optical astronomy

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 998 625

Beneficiaries (1)

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 1 998 625
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments