STRW local: Lunch Talks

Lunch Talks

The K2: Background Survey and uncovering a WZ Sge star in K2

The Kepler K2 mission has offered the unique ability to study extra-galactic transient phenomena on the scale of minutes-to-hours. Kepler has observed hundreds of thousands of objects, however, for each object, there are a multitude of surrounding pixels that only see background. These background pixels offer a possibility to conduct a large area and high cadence survey for short transient events such as kilonova, GRB afterglows, and other phenomena. I will present the search strategy and the first transients detected in the survey.


Unless announced otherwise, the lunch talks start at 12:50 sharp. The approximate duration of the lunch talk is given above, and additional time will be given for questions and discussion following the presentation. Please make sure that you take ample time to pick up your lunch beforehand.

Information for Speakers and Hosts: Talks are limited to 25 minutes, with 5 additional minutes for questions. Hosts are responsible for bringing the speaker to the correct room in ample time to set up laptops etc., and for ensuring the speaker also has time for lunch.

For questions and/or suggestions concerning the lunch talks, please contact Themiya Nanayakkara () or Alvaro Hacar ()).