The EUC Colloquium on Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering was established in November 2011 and is organized by the Department of Computer Science of the European University Cyprus. The purpose of Colloquium is to provide a forum to our colleagues, our current and potentially future collaborators as well as known scientists to meet, present research findings, and discuss developments on a variety of topics spanning all important fields of Computer Science and Engineering. It also aims to provide an environment in which graduate students can gain experience in presenting their work, and benefit from contact with established researchers. The scope of the colloquium includes all aspects of Computer science, including Networks, Software Engineering, Databases, Algorithms, Theoretical Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, High Performance Computing, and Operational Research, as well as aspects of Mathematics and Engineering.
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|Speaker||Dr. Andreas Papadopoulos|
|Title||The Dark Energy Survey & Superluminous Supernovae.|
The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a collaboration with more than 120 scientists from 23 institutions, that has builded an extremely sensitive 570-Megapixel digital camera, DECam, which is mounted on the Blanco 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory high in the Chilean Andes. Started in Sept. 2012 and continuing for five years, DES will survey a large patch of the southern sky, aiming to map 300 million galaxies and discover more than 4000 supernovae (SNe) in the hunt of the nature of dark energy.
Within the vast majority of "classic" SNe that DES is currently discovering, a few of them will be classified as Superluminous Supernovae (SLSNe), a new class of ultra-bright stellar explosions some 50 times brighter than classical supernova types. With the first DES season finished last February, I will present the discovery of DES13S2cmm, the first confirmed SLSNe of the survey's first season.
I will focus to the search strategy, the spectroscopic follow-up and confirmation and discuss various progenitor scenarios that may apply to this event (https://www.ras.org.uk/news-and-press/2478-discovery-of-exotic-supernova-sees-dark-energy-survey-start-off-with-a-bang). Also, driven by the start of DES second season of observations, I will present updates on the current status of operations and on search for new SLSNe.
Andreas Papadopoulos studied physics at National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, focusing on Astronomy, Astrophysics & Mechanics, from 2006 to 2011. He moved to Brighton, UK where he graduated in 2011 from the MSc in Astronomy program of the University of Sussex. In October 2011 he joined the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at University of Portsmouth as a PhD student, working on Superluminous Supernovae & the Dark Energy Survey, under the co-supervision of Prof.Bob Nichol, Dr.Chris D'Andrea and Dr.Mark Sullivan (University of Southampton).