Adam Kowalski

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Preamble The Large Observatory for X-ray Timing, LOFT, is specifically designed to perform fast X-ray timing and spectroscopy (Feroci et al. 2014). LOFT focuses on two fundamental questions from ESA's Cosmic Vision Theme: what is the equation of state of ultra-dense matter in neutron stars and does matter orbiting close to the event horizon follow the(More)
On 2014 April 23, the Swift satellite responded to a hard X-ray transient detected by its Burst Alert Telescope, which turned out to be a stellar flare from a nearby, young M dwarf binary DGCVn. We utilize observations at X-ray, UV, optical, and radio wavelengths to infer the properties of two large flares. The X-ray spectrum of the primary outburst can be(More)
Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. ABSTRACT We present a spectroscopic catalog of 70,841 visually inspected M(More)
Transient and variable objects have played a major role in astronomy since the Chinese began to observe them more than two millennia ago. The term nova, for example, traces back to Pliny. Tycho's determination that the parallax of the supernova of 1576 was small (compared to a comet) was important in showing the Universe beyond the Solar System was not(More)
1. PERSONNEL During the report period, James and Morrison were on sabbatical leave. Iwamoto resigned his position at the university. K. Bjorkman was promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure at the university; otherwise, the permanent staff was unchanged. and Já nos Zsargó. Visiting NSF-REU undergraduate students were, during the summer of 1999,(More)
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