Abstract

Spectropolarimetry of the broad line Type Ic SN 2014ad
Transient and Time Domain Astronomy: Robotic telescopes, surveys and the evolution of transient phenomena
H. Stevance
University of Sheffield
J. R. Maund (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.

Schedule

16:30 - 18:00
17:24
Thursday
BS - Lecture Theatre A25 (121)

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