UC Santa Cruz Transients TEAM

Our research team is trying to unlock some of the largest mysteries of the Universe. How old is the Universe? What is Dark Energy? How do black holes form?

To do this, we study "transients" – astrophysical objects that change over days to weeks like supernovae. Transients are connected to nearly every aspect of astrophysics from cosmology to galaxy formation to metal enrichment to black holes. We use the world's most sensitive telescopes to track and understand these objects.

We are a young and diverse team, and we strive to put students in charge of the science and at the forefront of the discoveries. We understand our responsibility to communicate our scientific results to the public that supports us. We are always looking for new members of our team – please join us! Send inquiries to transients@ucsc.edu.