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Variability and standard candles in the era of new large-scale surveys

Defense Thèse de doctorat : Univ. Genève, 2015 - Sc. 4880 - 2015/11/09
Abstract This thesis focuses on four diverse topics, whose common denominator is the variability revealed by the large scale surveys: i) development of a classified variable star catalog with an unprecedented depth, area coverage, variety of classified variable star types and purity of classification, at the time; ii) an analysis of an extreme coronal-line emitter caused by a tidal disruption of a star by a supermassive black hole; iii) calibration of a new stellar distance estimator applicable at galactic and extragalactic scales and iv) development of photometric pipelines used in the follow-up networks for the Gaia satellite.
Keywords AstronomyAstrophysicsSurveysStandard candlesVariable starsStarsTransientsBlack holeTidal disruptionAGNPhotometryCCD
URN: urn:nbn:ch:unige-805504
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PALAVERSA, Lovro. Variability and standard candles in the era of new large-scale surveys. Université de Genève. Thèse, 2015. doi: 10.13097/archive-ouverte/unige:80550 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:80550

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