Transient and Time Domain Astronomy: Robotic telescopes, surveys and the evolution of transient phenomena
Spectropolarimetry of the broad line Type Ic SN 2014ad
H. Stevance
J. R. Maund (University of Sheffield
University of Sheffield
The connection between Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) and broad line Type Ic Supernovae (SNe), makes these SNe targets of interest in order to better understand the mechanisms by which they explode and produce GRBs. To this end, spectropolarimetry is a very powerful tool, allowing us to determine the 3 dimensional geometry of the ejecta of spatially unresolved SNe. Here we present 7 epochs of spectropolarimetry of the broad line Type Ic SN 2014ad, and compare our results to Type Ic SNe associated with GRBs, such as 1998bw, 2003dh and 2006aj.


16:30 - 18:00
BS - Lecture Theatre A25 (121)