Curtis McCully

Pipeline Data Scientist

Publications

  • The Rapid Reddening and Featureless Optical Spectra of the Optical Counterpart of GW170817, AT 2017gfo, during the First Four Days
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2017 848 2
  • Follow up of GW170817 and its electromagnetic counterpart by Australian-led observing programs
    eprint arXiv:1710.05846
  • Optical emission from a kilonova following a gravitational-wave-detected neutron-star merger
    Nature, 2017, 1476-4687
  • Optical Follow-up of Gravitational-wave Events with Las Cumbres Observatory
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2017 848 2
  • A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant
    Nature, 2017 551 7678
  • Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2017 848 2
  • Hydrogen-rich supernovae beyond the neutrino-driven core-collapse paradigm
    Nature Astronomy, 2017 1
  • Constraints on Cosmic-ray Acceleration Efficiency in Balmer Shocks of Two Young Type Ia Supernova Remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud
    eprint arXiv:1709.08273
  • SN 2016coi/ASASSN-16fp: An example of residual helium in a type Ic supernova?
    eprint arXiv:1709.03593
  • Nebular-Phase Spectra of Nearby Type Ia Supernovae
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2017 472 3
  • Early Observations of the Type Ia Supernova iPTF 16abc: Evidence for Strong Ejecta Mixing or Interaction with Diffuse Material
    eprint arXiv:1708.07124
  • LSQ14efd: observations of the cooling of a shock break-out event in a type Ic Supernova
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2017 471 2
  • Optical and IR observations of SN 2013L, a Type IIn Supernova surrounded by asymmetric CSM
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2017 471 4
  • Two Peculiar Fast Transients in a Strongly Lensed Host Galaxy
    eprint arXiv:1707.02434
  • Early Blue Excess from the Type Ia Supernova 2017cbv and Implications for its Progenitor
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2017 845 2
  • Extremely late photometry of SN~2011fe
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2017 472 3
  • Clues to the Nature of SN 2009ip II: The Continuing Photometric and Spectroscopic Evolution to 1000 Days
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2017 469 2
  • Hydrogen-poor Superluminous Supernovae with Late-time Hα Emission: Three Events From the Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2017 848 1
  • iPTF16axa: A Tidal Disruption Event at z=0.108
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2017 842 1
  • Multiwavelength follow-up of a rare IceCube neutrino multiplet
    eprint arXiv:1702.06131
  • Two New Calcium-Rich Gap Transients in Group and Cluster Environments
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2017 836 1
  • Discovery and Follow-up Observations of the Young Type Ia Supernova 2016coj
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2017 841 1
  • Constraints on the Progenitor of SN 2016gkg From Its Shock-Cooling Light Curve
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2017 837 1
  • The progenitor and early evolution of the Type IIb SN 2016gkg
    eprint arXiv:1611.00419
  • Early observations of the nearby type Ia supernova SN 2015F
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2017 464 4
  • The Superluminous Transient ASASSN-15lh as a Tidal Disruption Event from a Kerr Black Hole
    Nature Astronomy 1, Article number: 0002 (2016)
  • Optical and Ultraviolet Observations of the Very Young Type IIP SN 2014cx in NGC 337
    The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 832, Number 2
  • Superluminous supernova 2015bn in the nebular phase: evidence for the engine-powered explosion of a stripped massive star
    eprint arXiv:1608.02995
  • Type Ibn Supernovae Show Photometric Homogeneity and Evidence for Two Spectral Subclasses
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2017 836 2
  • On the nature of Hydrogen-rich Superluminous Supernovae
    eprint arXiv:1604.01226
  • The Diversity of Type II Supernova vs. The Similarity in Their Progenitors
    eprint arXiv:1603.08953
  • Optical and near infrared observations of SN 2014ck: an outlier among the Type Iax supernovae
    eprint arXiv:1603.07084
  • SN 2015bn: a detailed multi-wavelength view of a nearby superluminous supernova
    eprint arXiv:1603.04748
  • Quantifying Environmental and Line-of-Sight Effects in Models of Strong Gravitational Lens Systems
    The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 836, Issue 1, article id. 141, 25 pp. (2017)
  • The Origin of UV-optical Variability in AGN and Test of Disc Models: XMM-Newton and ground based observations of NGC4395
    eprint arXiv:1601.00215
  • SN Refsdal: Classification as a Luminous and Blue SN 1987A-like Type II Supernova
    The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 831, Issue 2, article id. 205, 21 pp. (2016)
  • SN Refsdal : Photometry and Time Delay Measurements of the First Einstein Cross Supernova
  • Deja Vu All Over Again: The Reappearance of Supernova Refsdal
    eprint arXiv:1512.04654
  • The Rate of Core Collapse Supernovae to Redshift 2.5 From The CANDELS and CLASH Supernova Surveys
    eprint arXiv:1509.06574
  • Supernova 2013fc in a circumnuclear ring of a luminous infrared galaxy: the big brother of SN 1998S
    eprint arXiv:1509.05389
  • Two Type Ia Supernovae at Redshift ~2 : Improved Classification and Redshift Determination with Medium-band Infrared Imaging
    eprint arXiv:1508.03100
  • Two SNe Ia at Redshift ∼2: Improved Classification and Redshift Determination with Medium-band Infrared Imaging
    The Astronomical Journal, Volume 150, Issue 5, article id. 156, 20 pp. (2015).
  • SN~2012cg: Evidence for Interaction Between a Normal Type Ia Supernova and a Non-Degenerate Binary Companion
    eprint arXiv:1507.07261
  • Illuminating a Dark Lens : A Type Ia Supernova Magnified by the Frontier Fields Galaxy Cluster Abell 2744
    eprint arXiv:1505.06211
  • Supernova 2013by: A Type IIL Supernova with a IIP-like light curve drop
  • Multiple Images of a Highly Magnified Supernova Formed by an Early-Type Cluster Galaxy Lens
  • Comprehensive observations of the bright and energetic Type Iax SN 2012Z: Interpretation as a Chandrasekhar mass white dwarf explosion
  • Possible Detection of the Stellar Donor or Remnant for the Type Iax Supernova 2008ha
  • A luminous, blue progenitor system for a type-Iax supernova
  • Extensive HST Ultraviolet Spectra and Multi-wavelength Observations of SN 2014J in M82 Indicate Reddening and Circumstellar Scattering by Typical Dust
  • A New Hybrid Framework to Efficiently Model Lines of Sight to Gravitational Lenses
  • Long-Term Monitoring of Throughput in Las Cumbres Observatory's Fleet of Telescopes
    Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 2018 10704
  • SN 2016X: A Type II-P Supernova with A Signature of Shock Breakout from Explosion of A Massive Red Supergiant
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2018
  • SN 2016X: a type II-P supernova with a signature of shock breakout from explosion of a massive red supergiant
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2018 475 3
  • The Astropy Project: Building an inclusive, open-science project and status of the v2.0 core package
    ArXiv e-prints, 2018
  • The early detection and follow-up of the highly obscured Type II supernova 2016ija/DLT16am
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2018 853 1
  • Early Observations of the Type Ia Supernova iPTF 16abc: A Case of Interaction with Nearby, Unbound Material and/or Strong Ejecta Mixing
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2018 852 2
  • Las Cumbres Observatory Followup of Gravitational Waves - Part 3
    American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #231, 2018 231
  • Las Cumbres Observatory Followup of Gravitational Waves - Part 2
    American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #231, 2018 231
  • Las Cumbres Observatory Followup of Gravitational Waves - Part 1
    American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #231, 2018 231
  • Energetic eruptions leading to a peculiar hydrogen-rich explosion of a massive star
    Nature, 2017 551 7679
  • Optical emission from a kilonova following a gravitational-wave-detected neutron-star merger
    Nature, 2017 551 7678
  • Multiwavelength follow-up of a rare IceCube neutrino multiplet
    Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2017 607
Curtis's picture
My research interests are:
supernovae
Contact: cmccully@lco.global