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.

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.

What happens when a star gets torn apart by a supermassive black hole?

Relating observations and theory is fundamental to our understanding of transients.