Iair Arcavi

Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow

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
  • 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
  • Nebular-Phase Spectra of Nearby Type Ia Supernovae
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2017 472 3
  • Science-Driven Optimization of the LSST Observing Strategy
    eprint arXiv:1708.04058
  • Light curves of hydrogen-poor Superluminous Supernovae from the Palomar Transient Factory
    eprint arXiv:1708.01623
  • 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
  • Early Blue Excess from the Type Ia Supernova 2017cbv and Implications for its Progenitor
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2017 845 2
  • 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
  • iPTF16axa: A Tidal Disruption Event at z=0.108
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2017 842 1
  • iPTF16fnl: a faint and fast tidal disruption event in an E+A galaxy
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2017 844 1
  • Numerically Modeling the First Peak of the Type IIb SN 2016gkg
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2017 846 2
  • Multiwavelength follow-up of a rare IceCube neutrino multiplet
    eprint arXiv:1702.06131
  • Confined Dense Circumstellar Material Surrounding a Regular Type II Supernova: The Unique Flash-Spectroscopy Event - SN 2013fs
    Nature Physics, 2017 13 5
  • 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
  • On the early-time excess emission in hydrogen-poor superluminous supernovae
    The Astrophysical Journal, 2017 835 1
  • The Post-Starburst Evolution of Tidal Disruption Event Host Galaxies
    eprint arXiv:1609.04755
  • 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
  • M31N 2008-12a - the remarkable recurrent nova in M31: Pan-Chromatic observations of the 2015 eruption
    The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 833, Issue 2, article id. 149, 38 pp. (2016)
  • OGLE16aaa - a Signature of a Hungry Super Massive Black Hole
    eprint arXiv:1606.03125
  • PTF12os and iPTF13bvn. Two stripped-envelope supernovae from low-mass progenitors in NGC 5806
    eprint arXiv:1606.03074
  • 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
  • The bolometric light curves and physical parameters of stripped-envelope supernovae
    eprint arXiv:1602.01736
  • Metallicity from Type II Supernovae from the (i)PTF
    eprint arXiv:1602.01433
  • Tidal Disruption Events Prefer Unusual Host Galaxies
    eprint arXiv:1601.04705
  • Flash Spectroscopy: Emission Lines from the Ionized Circumstellar Material around <10-day-old Type II Supernovae
    The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 818, Issue 1, article id. 3, 10 pp. (2016).
  • Rapidly Rising Transients in the Supernova - Superluminous Supernova Gap
    eprint arXiv:1511.00704
  • Did the progenitor of SN 2011dh have a binary companion?★
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 454, Issue 3, p.2580-2585
  • Search for Precursor Eruptions among Type IIb Supernovae
    The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 811, Issue 2, article id. 117, 16 pp. (2015).
  • The Detection of a Type IIn Supernova in Optical Follow-up Observations of IceCube Neutrino Events
    The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 811, Issue 1, article id. 52, 17 pp. (2015).
  • Search for Early Gamma-ray Production in Supernovae Located in a Dense Circumstellar Medium with the Fermi LAT
    The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 807, Issue 2, article id. 169, 15 pp. (2015).
  • A strong ultraviolet pulse from a newborn type Ia supernova
    Nature, Volume 521, Issue 7552, pp. 328-331 (2015).
  • iPTF14yb: The First Discovery of a Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglow Independent of a High-energy Trigger
    The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 803, Issue 2, article id. L24, 6 pp. (2015).
  • Supernova 2013by: A Type IIL Supernova with a IIP-like light curve drop
  • The Needle in the 100 deg2 Haystack: Uncovering Afterglows of Fermi GRBs with the Palomar Transient Factory
    eprint arXiv:1501.00495
  • The detection rate of early UV emission from supernovae: A dedicated GALEX/PTF survey and calibrated theoretical estimates
    eprint arXiv:1412.4063
  • The hydrogen-poor superluminous supernova iPTF13ajg and its host galaxy in absorption and emission
  • SN Hunt 248: a super-Eddington outburst from a massive cool hypergiant
  • A Wolf-Rayet-like progenitor of supernova SN 2013cu from spectral observations of a wind
  • Optical Follow-Up Observations of PTF10qts, a Luminous Broad-Lined Type Ic Supernova Found by the Palomar Transient Factory
  • A Continuum of H- to He-Rich Tidal Disruption Candidates With a Preference for E+A Galaxies
  • Interaction-powered supernovae: Rise-time vs. peak-luminosity correlation and the shock-breakout velocity
  • The rise and fall of the Type Ib supernova iPTF13bvn - Not a massive Wolf-Rayet star
  • The Rise of SN 2014J in the Nearby Galaxy M82
  • Precursors Prior to Type IIn Supernova Explosions are Common: Precursor Rates, Properties, and Correlations
  • iPTF13beo: The Double-Peaked Light Curve of a Type Ibn Supernova Discovered Shortly after Explosion
  • The host galaxies of Type Ia supernovae discovered by the Palomar Transient Factory
  • SN 2010mb: Direct Evidence for a Supernova Interacting with a Large Amount of Hydrogen-free Circumstellar Material
  • The Mid-infrared Light Curve of Nearby Core-collapse Supernova SN 2011dh (PTF 11eon)
  • The first month of evolution of the slow-rising Type IIP SN 2013ej in M74$^*$
  • Discovery and Redshift of an Optical Afterglow in 71 deg^2: iPTF13bxl and GRB 130702A
  • SN 2000cx and SN 2013bh: extremely rare, nearly twin Type Ia supernovae
  • A Multi-wavelength Investigation of the Radio-loud Supernova PTF11qcj and its Circumstellar Environment
  • SN 2010jl: Optical to Hard X-Ray Observations Reveal an Explosion Embedded in a Ten Solar Mass Cocoon
  • Discovery, Progenitor & Early Evolution of a Stripped Envelope Supernova iPTF13bvn
  • PTF 12gzk\mdashA Rapidly Declining, High-velocity Type Ic Radio Supernova
  • Type Ia Supernovae Strongly Interacting with Their Circumstellar Medium
  • An outburst from a massive star 40days before a supernova explosion
  • Five new outbursting AM CVn systems discovered by the Palomar Transient Factory
  • Millions of Multiples: Detecting and Characterizing Close-separation Binary Systems in Synoptic Sky Surveys
  • The UV/optical spectra of the Type Ia supernova SN 2010jn: a bright supernova with outer layers rich in iron-group elements
  • The Palomar Transient Factory photometric catalog 1.0
  • X-Ray Emission from Supernovae in Dense Circumstellar Matter Environments: A Search for Collisionless Shocks
  • Hubble Space Telescope studies of low-redshift Type Ia supernovae: evolution with redshift and ultraviolet spectral trends
  • Analysis of the Early-time Optical Spectra of SN 2011fe in M101
  • Near-infrared observations of Type Ia supernovae: the best known standard candle for cosmology
  • The Detection Rate of Early UV Emission from Supernovae: A Dedicated Galex/PTF Survey and Calibrated Theoretical Estimates
    The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 820, Issue 1, article id. 57, 12 pp. (2016).
  • The LCOGT Supernova Key Project
    NOAO Proposal ID #2014B-0286
  • SN 2016X: A Type II-P Supernova with A Signature of Shock Breakout from Explosion of A Massive Red Supergiant
    ArXiv e-prints, 2018
  • Las Cumbres Observatory Followup of Gravitational Waves - Part 3
    American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts, 2018
  • Las Cumbres Observatory Followup of Gravitational Waves - Part 2
    American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts, 2018
  • Las Cumbres Observatory Followup of Gravitational Waves - Part 1
    American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts, 2018
  • 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
  • The early detection and follow-up of the highly obscured Type II supernova 2016ija/DLT16am
    ArXiv e-prints, 2017
  • X-ray Brightening and UV Fading of Tidal Disruption Event ASASSN-15oi
    ArXiv e-prints, 2017
  • X-ray Brightening and UV Fading of Tidal Disruption Event ASASSN-15oi
    ArXiv e-prints, 2017
  • Multiwavelength follow-up of a rare IceCube neutrino multiplet
    Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2017 607
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