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Small Telescope Big Dreams

Harsh Kumar
Type: Print Book
Genre: Science & Technology
Language: English
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This book focuses on the development of GROWTH-India Telescope (GIT) automation and its contribution to kilonovae (KNe) and Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) searches. The work puts constraints on the various kilonovae and GRB models and highlights the importance of more Kilonovae detections. KNe detections may help us solve the puzzling tension of the Hubble constant and understand the compact objects’ equation of the state. Furthermore, the presented work on robotising the GIT operation will enable early afterglow data and determine a more accurate rate of afterglows with a reverse shock-dominated light curve. The current work will be crucial when the upcoming Vera Rubin Observatory starts operations within a few years. Smaller telescopes such as the GIT will help in the rapid follow-up of a large number of transient triggers, thus opening doors to unprecedented astrophysics.

About the Author

Harsh Kumar obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, in 2015 and his Master’s Degree from Jubilee Hall, University of Delhi, in 2017. He received his PhD from IIT Bombay in 2023 under the guidance of Prof. Varun Bhalerao and Sr. Prof. G.C. Anupama. He is now a Post Doctoral Fellow at Smithsonian Observatory, Harvard University continuing his research on Kilonovae, GRB afterglows and other relativistic transients.

Book Details

ISBN: 9789359678252
Number of Pages: 230
Dimensions: 7"x9"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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