Olling et al., 2015, No signature of ejecta interaction with a stellar companion in three type Ia supernovae, Nature, 521, 332-335
KEGS Science Goals
- Find Type Ia (thermonuclear) supernova explosions, in order to determine their progenitor systems, early-time explosion physics, and improve their use as standard candles in measuring the expansion of the Universe;
- Search for Type II (core-collapse) supernova explosions of massive stars, detecting the shockwave propagation through the star, and probe the physics of the expansion and cooling;
- Monitor thousands of galaxies with the aim to find low-level black hole activity, or active galactic nuclei (AGN);
- Discover new short-lived and faint explosions resulting from the ends of stars;
- Monitor distant galaxies that are dominated by a central black hole (quasars) to find out what powers these massive objects;
- Collaborate with ground-based surveys such as SkyMapper, the Murchison Wide-Field Array (MWA), and other projects to open up and understand the physics of our Universe.