For the past decade, Type-Ia supernovae have been instrumental in
measuring the cosmological parameters and in revealing the
accelerating nature of the Universe's expansion. And yet, we still do
not know what kind of stellar system is the progenitor of this type of
supernova. In my talk, I will present three supernova surveys. Two are
imaging-based surveys for high-redshift supernovae, the first
conducted with the Subaru 8.2-m telescope in the Subaru Deep Field,
and the second with the Hubble Space Telescope as part of the 3-year
Multi-Cycle Treasury program CLASH. The third is a spectroscopic
survey that searches for supernovae embedded in SDSS galaxy spectra.
Using these supernovae, we measure the rates of Type-Ia supernovae out
to redshift z=2. This type of measurement allows us to place
constraints on the nature of the progenitor system.
If you would like to meet with Or, please email him directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up a time, or join us for lunch after the talk (meeting in the OIR lobby at 12:15 pm). Or will also be available this afternoon (11/12) after ~3 pm. On Wednesday, he will be in office P-329.