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Title:Observing TDEs in the era of LSST
Authors:ID Bricman, Katja, Univerza v Novi Gorici (Author)
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Typology:1.12 - Published Scientific Conference Contribution Abstract
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:The upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will observe ~18000 square degrees of the Southern sky and is expected to discover thousands of transients every night due to its large coverage of the sky and its observing strategy. Being an exceptional transient hunter, we expect the LSST to increase the current observed sample of Tidal Disruption Events (TDEs) by a factor of ~1000 in 10 years of survey duration. TDEs are one of the most promising phenomena in the study of dormant supermassive black holes (SMBHs) in the Universe, and if their observed optical light curves are sampled frequently enough, TDEs can serve as indicators of SMBH mass. We present our simulations of TDE observations with the LSST, the resulting SMBH mass distributions of observed TDEs, and the efficiency of different proposed observing strategies of the LSST in finding these rare transients.
Keywords:Tidal Disruption Events, Supermassive black holes, sky surveys
Publication status:Published
Year of publishing:2020
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-6113 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:45221891 New window
Publication date in RUNG:04.01.2021
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Title:Tidal Disruptions in Kyoto: Confronting Theory with Observations
Place of publishing:Kyoto
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