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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code ESA672
Subject Title Time Domain Astronomy

Syllabus

Scientific background : Variable stars, binary star s and their evolution, supernovae, pulsars and associated phenomena (even include testing theories of gravity using pulsars), accretion and associated phenomena (like x-ray bursts), gamma-ray bursts, rotating radio transients (RRATS), jets & outflows (micro-quasars etc), AGNs-blazars-Q SOs A survey of missions and their ways of operation [c an go to technical levels, to the operations of these instruments] :- Optical/IR surveys : Pan-STAR RS (Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System), PTF (Palomar Transient Fact ory), Transients search & robotic telescopes, High energy surveying missions: Swift, Fermi, AGILE, Radio surveys : LOFAR (Low- Frequency Array for Radio astronomy), SKA (Square K ilometre Array), Stellar variability studies : Kepler space craft, Future missions:- Gravitation al waves & time domain astronomy (simultaneous GW and EM observations), LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope ), Data handling and analysis, Multi wave-band modeling [is is etc], Time series analysis.

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