UC Santa Cruz Transient Astrophysics

Prof. Ryan Foley

The expansion history of the Universe and constraining the nature of dark energy.

Combining gravity and light to understand the Universe.

Understanding how white dwarfs and massive stars explode.

Extreme explosions and rare phenomena.

Latest News

3/15/2023 - The Young Supernova Experiment (YSE) began surveying the night sky in 2019, using the Pan-STARSS1 telescope in Hawaii to detect cosmic explosions and other transient astrophysical events shortly after they occur. Now, the first YSE data release is available to the entire astronomy research community.

OUR Team

Our young and diverse team produces ground-breaking science using the largest telescopes in the world.  Through hands-on experience and innovative techniques, our enthusiastic team is continually making scientific discoveries and training the next generation of scientists.