Fellowship focus: Understanding the impact of single and binary stars in state-of-the-art all-sky surveys.

This Fellowship will combine Dr Bersten’s expertise in supernova-lightcurve modelling with Surrey’s experience in predicting the progenitor models of supernovae in single and binary stars to enable greater understanding of ‘transients’ – objects such as exploding stars which come and go in the night sky. This combination of knowledge will enable Dra Bersten and Dr Izzard to quantify the impact of single and binary stars in all-sky surveys such as Euclid. In addition to developing and releasing an open-source version of her supernova-lightcurve code, Dra Bersten will give a colloquium and outreach talk during her Fellowship at Surrey.