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Title: The Supernovae Analysis Application (SNAP)

Abstract

The SuperNovae Analysis aPplication (SNAP) is a new tool for the analysis of SN observations and validation of SN models. SNAP consists of a publicly available relational database with observational light curve, theoretical light curve, and correlation table sets with statistical comparison software, and a web interface available to the community. The theoretical models are intended to span a gridded range of parameter space. The goal is to have users upload new SN models or new SN observations and run the comparison software to determine correlations via the website. There are problems looming on the horizon that SNAP is beginning to solve. For example, large surveys will discover thousands of SNe annually. Frequently, the parameter space of a new SN event is unbounded. SNAP will be a resource to constrain parameters and determine if an event needs follow-up without spending resources to create new light curve models from scratch. Second, there is no rapidly available, systematic way to determine degeneracies between parameters, or even what physics is needed to model a realistic SN. The correlations made within the SNAP system are beginning to solve these problems.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [3];  [5]; ORCiD logo [6]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [7];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Southwest Research Inst. (SwRI), San Antonio, TX (United States). Dept. of Space Science
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States). Dept. of Physics; Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  4. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Southern Utah Univ., Cedar City, UT (United States)
  5. Univ. of Texas, San Antonio, TX (United States)
  6. Southwest Research Inst. (SwRI), San Antonio, TX (United States). Dept. of Space Science; Univ. of Texas, San Antonio, TX (United States)
  7. Arizona State Univ., Phoenix, AZ (United States). School of Earth and Space Exploration
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1400125
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-24615
Journal ID: ISSN 1538-4357; TRN: US1702864
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
The Astrophysical Journal (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: The Astrophysical Journal (Online); Journal Volume: 846; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1538-4357
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; catalogs radiation mechanisms; general supernovae

Citation Formats

Bayless, Amanda J., Fryer, Christopher Lee, Wollaeger, Ryan Thomas, Wiggins, Brandon Kerry, Even, Wesley Paul, Rosa, Janie de la, Roming, Peter W. A., Frey, Lucy Helen, Young, Patrick A., Thorpe, Rob, Powell, Luke, Landers, Rachel, Persson, Heather D., and Hay, Rebecca. The Supernovae Analysis Application (SNAP). United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa831d.
Bayless, Amanda J., Fryer, Christopher Lee, Wollaeger, Ryan Thomas, Wiggins, Brandon Kerry, Even, Wesley Paul, Rosa, Janie de la, Roming, Peter W. A., Frey, Lucy Helen, Young, Patrick A., Thorpe, Rob, Powell, Luke, Landers, Rachel, Persson, Heather D., & Hay, Rebecca. The Supernovae Analysis Application (SNAP). United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa831d
Bayless, Amanda J., Fryer, Christopher Lee, Wollaeger, Ryan Thomas, Wiggins, Brandon Kerry, Even, Wesley Paul, Rosa, Janie de la, Roming, Peter W. A., Frey, Lucy Helen, Young, Patrick A., Thorpe, Rob, Powell, Luke, Landers, Rachel, Persson, Heather D., and Hay, Rebecca. Wed . "The Supernovae Analysis Application (SNAP)". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa831d. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1400125.
@article{osti_1400125,
title = {The Supernovae Analysis Application (SNAP)},
author = {Bayless, Amanda J. and Fryer, Christopher Lee and Wollaeger, Ryan Thomas and Wiggins, Brandon Kerry and Even, Wesley Paul and Rosa, Janie de la and Roming, Peter W. A. and Frey, Lucy Helen and Young, Patrick A. and Thorpe, Rob and Powell, Luke and Landers, Rachel and Persson, Heather D. and Hay, Rebecca},
abstractNote = {The SuperNovae Analysis aPplication (SNAP) is a new tool for the analysis of SN observations and validation of SN models. SNAP consists of a publicly available relational database with observational light curve, theoretical light curve, and correlation table sets with statistical comparison software, and a web interface available to the community. The theoretical models are intended to span a gridded range of parameter space. The goal is to have users upload new SN models or new SN observations and run the comparison software to determine correlations via the website. There are problems looming on the horizon that SNAP is beginning to solve. For example, large surveys will discover thousands of SNe annually. Frequently, the parameter space of a new SN event is unbounded. SNAP will be a resource to constrain parameters and determine if an event needs follow-up without spending resources to create new light curve models from scratch. Second, there is no rapidly available, systematic way to determine degeneracies between parameters, or even what physics is needed to model a realistic SN. The correlations made within the SNAP system are beginning to solve these problems.},
doi = {10.3847/1538-4357/aa831d},
journal = {The Astrophysical Journal (Online)},
number = 2,
volume = 846,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}

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