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Explosions, Eruptions, and Disruptions - A New Transient Phase-Space

Exotic Explosions, Eruptions, and Disruptions: A New Transient Phase-Space

Alicia Soderberg (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Suvi Gezari (Johns Hopkins Univ.), Christopher Stubbs (Harvard Univ.), Edo Berger (Harvard Univ.), Armin Rest (Harvard Univ.), Ryan J. Foley (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Gopal Narayan (Univ. Massachusetts), Martin Elvis (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Wen-fai Fong (Harvard Univ.), A. Lawrence, Laura Chomiuk (NRAO/ Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

KSPIn recent years, the observation of radio transients - from gamma ray bursts to supernovae - has proven its importance to numerous branches of astronomy. Transients - or time domain astronomy - is a clear priority for SKA pathfinders, and is fully within the realm of EVLA capabilities. This proposal will make target-of-opportunity observations of transient events detected by the Pan-STARRS survey. The relatively unknown nature of many of the objects being observed makes this project a particularly exciting one, as it explores new and unknown phenomena.