Monte Carlo Simulations of Type Ia Supernova Observations in Supernova Surveys

We have performed Monte Carlo simulations of type Ia supernova (SN Ia) surveys to determine their efficiency in discovering peculiar overluminous and underluminous SNe Ia. We determined how the type of survey (magnitudelimited, distance-limited, or a hybrid) and its characteristics (observations frequency, detection limit, and host limit) affect the… CONTINUE READING