At Trinity College Dublin, we are exploring the origin of Type Ia supernovae and the
diversity of thermonuclear explosive transients using ZTF’s unique large samples of high-cadence light curves combined with rapid spectroscopy.
This work is vital for the continued use of Type Ia supernovae as cosmological distance indicators.
--Kate Maguire (Co-Investigator)
Joining the ZTF partnership provides two tremendous benefits for our institutions.
First, of course, is access to the high-quality data products - many of our science interests are not covered by the public MSIP
survey, and the ZTF system is unparalleled in its capability to conduct deep, wide-area target-of-opportunity response in the optical.
More importantly, the partnership provides a framework to collaborate with an international team of exceptional scientists.
Particularly for our junior members (graduate students, postdocs), this network has been invaluable for their professional development.
--Brad Cenko (Co-Investigator)
Northwestern University is extremely excited to be joining the ZTF collaboration. This new partnership will
provide students and postdocs at NU access to the most prolific experiment to date for the discovery of extragalactic transients, an ideal
training ground in advance of the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) by the Vera C. Rubin Observatory. Northwestern will be focused on
the discovery of young Type Ia supernovae and building large samples of transients in order to facilitate the construction of machine learning
algorithms to identify extremely rare explosions (such as electron capture supernovae).
--Adam Miller (Co-investigator)
--Patrick Bradey (Co-Investigator)
--Michael Schneider (Co-Investigator)
--George Helou (Co- Principal Investigator)
ZTF has drawn members from the world, from Taiwan through California through Israel,
Europe and the US. I continue to be impressed by the sheer breadth of science carried out by this global partnership.
--Shri Kulkarni (Principal Investigator)