Dr. Weikang Zheng (Univ. of Michigan) visit our group and give colloquium speech

Mar 25, 2011

In the past decade, ROTSE responded and detected dozens of GRB optical counterparts including prompt (during gamma-ray burst emission) and afterglow emission (shortly following the initial burst). These data are important and valuable to study, verify and test different models of GRBs. In addition to the GRB follow-up observations, ROTSE also performs a supernova search program which has provided a number of discoveries of super-luminous events. I will also introduce other observations result from ROTSE including variable stars search program etc.

ROTSE project : the past, present, and the future”

The primary goal of the ROTSE project (Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment) is to obtain optical observations of the massive deep-space explosions called Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs). To carry out our program, the small but agile ROTSE telescopes have been installed at four sites around the world.