12-15 July 2011
Saint George Hotel
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

ThunderKAT: The MeerKAT Large Survey Project for Radio Transients

13 Jul 2011, 11:45


Oral Presentation Track D1 - Astrophysics APSS


Prof. Patrick Woudt (Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town)


ThunderKAT is one of ten accepted MeerKAT Large Survey Projects. ThunderKAT will study all aspects of transient radio emission associated with accretion and explosive events. Through a comprehensive and complementary programme of monitoring Galactic synchrotron transients (across a range of compact accretors and a range of other explosive phenomena) and exploring distinct populations of extragalactic synchrotron transients (microquasars, supernovae (SNe) and possibly yet unknown transient phenomena) we will revolutionise our understanding of the dynamic and explosive transient radio sky. We will give an overview of ThunderKAT and discuss the prospects of studying the transient sky with KAT-7.

Level (Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD, other)? other
Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)? yes
Consider for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)? no

Primary author

Prof. Patrick Woudt (Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town)


Prof. Rob Fender (University of Southampton)

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