Post Tagged with: "Ryan Chornock"

Physics Colloquium | A Golden Neutron Star Merger, Nov. 17

Dr. Ryan Chornock. Photo by Rob Hardin

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Ryan Chornock, of Ohio University,  on “A Golden Neutron Star Merger” on Friday, Nov. 17, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245. Abstract: On August 17, a binary neutron star merger was detected by the Advanced LIGO/Virgo gravitational wave observatories.  The detection of an […]

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November 1, 2017 at 8:00 pmEvents

Astrophysicist Chornock Contributes to Discovery of Neutron Star Merger

The image sequence above shows infrared imaging from the FLAMINGOS-2 imager and spectrograph for a period of over two weeks. The top row features images in the h-band, a shorter (bluer) wavelength of infrared light. The bottom row focuses mostly on k-band images, which are longer (redder) wavelengths of light. This sequence reveals how the object became redder as it faded from view.
Credit: Gemini Observatory/NSF/AURA/Edo Berger (Harvard), Peter Blanchard (Harvard), Ryan Chornock (Ohio University), Leo Singer (NASA), Mansi Kasliwal (Caltech), Ryan Lau (Caltech) and the GROWTH collaboration, Travis Rector (University of Alaska), Jennifer Miller (Gemini Observatory)

Ohio University astrophysicist Dr. Ryan Chornock is part of a large international team of scientists, called the Dark Energy Survey Team, that reported a major new discovery about the cosmos on Oct. 16. “This is the story of a gold rush in the sky,” said the New York Times news […]

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October 16, 2017 at 3:43 pmNews Research

Impact of Physics Faculty Research Funding Reaches Beyond OHIO

Dr. David Ingram, a professor in and chair of OHIO’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, conducts research inside the W.M. Keck Thin Film Analysis Facility, located within the Edwards Accelerator Lab on the Athens Campus. Photo by Rob Hardin

By Angela Woodward From Compass At the core of Ohio University’s very being is a University-wide commitment to research, a hallmark of OHIO noted in its mission, vision, core values and guiding principles. And behind every external dollar that comes into the University to fund research – nearly $115 million […]

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May 25, 2017 at 4:51 pmResearch

Jacob Williamson | Burning Out Swiftly: SN 2005da and Its Curious Nature

Jacob Williamson

Jacob Williamson presented “Burning out swiftly: SN 2005da and its curious nature” at the 2017 Ohio University Society of Physics Students Research Conference held in March. Williamson continued his work with Dr. Ryan Chornock from the previous summer.  Williamson examined the light curve and spectra of supernova (SN) 2005da.  This […]

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April 10, 2017 at 7:11 pmResearch

Joseph Pincura | A Search for Echoes of Old Tidal Disruption Events

Joseph Pincura

Joseph Pincura presented “A Search for Echoes of Old Tidal Disruption Events” at the 2017 Ohio University Society of Physics Students Research Conference held in March. Late Times Tidal disruption events (TDEs) are objects where the supermassive black hole in the center of a galaxy disrupts and accretes a star […]

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April 10, 2017 at 7:06 pmResearch

Taylor Gardner | Spatial Distributions of Type 1a Supernovae in Early-Type Galaxies

Taylor Gardner | Spatial Distributions of Type 1a Supernovae in Early-Type Galaxies

Taylor Gardner  presented “Spatial Distributions of Type 1a Supernovae in Early-Type Galaxies” at the 2017 Ohio University Society of Physics Students Research Conference held in March. Gardner studied Type Ia supernovae under the direction of Dr. Ryan Chornock. Type Ia supernovae (also known as SNe Ia) are produced by the explosions of white […]

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April 10, 2017 at 6:34 pmResearch

Jacob Williamson | Burning Out Swiftly: SN 2005da and Its Curious Nature

Jacob Williamson | Burning Out Swiftly: SN 2005da and Its Curious Nature

By Jacob Williamson (B.S. Astrophysics & B.S. Mathematics, Class of 2017) I worked with Dr. Ryan Chornock in Physics & Astronomy during the summer 2015 on classification of supernovae based on light curves and spectral data. Specifically, I focused on one supernova from 2005, SN 2005da, which was classified as a […]

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June 27, 2016 at 1:25 pmIn Class