Studies of the most energetic forms of light in the universe.
Discovery and classification of superluminous and other types of rare supernovae.
Gravitational waves open the door to a whole new branch of astronomy.
Fast Radio Bursts
Mysterious bursts of radio light that last only a few milliseconds and have an origin that is yet unknown.
The magnetic fields of cool bodies beyond the Solar System.
Tidal Disruption Events
What happens when a star gets torn apart by a supermassive black hole?
Relating observations and theory is fundamental to our understanding of transients.
Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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