Michael Tucker

  • Program Year: 2
  • Academic Institution: University of Hawaii
  • Field of Study: Astronomy
  • Academic Advisor: Benjamin Shappee
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2019)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Physics, Appalachian State University, 2017


When possible, open-source (arXiv) links to the manuscript are provided

-"The Nail in the Coffin: Ruling Out the Single Degenerate Scenario for the Majority of Type Ia Supernovae" - Tucker et al. (in prep)

-"Detections and Constraints on White Dwarf Variability from GALEX Time-series Observations" - Rowan et al. 2018 (in prep)

-"No Stripped Companion Material in the Nebular Spectrum of the ``Two-Component' Type Ia Supernova ASASSN-18bt" - Tucker, Shappee, and Wisniewski 2018 (ApJL, submitted, https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.09635)

-"The first 48: Discovery and progenitor constraints on the Type Ia supernova 2013gy" - Holombo et al. 2018 (ApJL, https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01359)

-"Red versus Blue: Early Observations of Thermonuclear Supernovae..." - Stritzinger et al. 2018 (ApJL, https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07576)

-"ASASSN-18ey: The Rise of a New Black Hole X-Ray Binary" - Tucker et al. 2018 (ApJL, https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.07875)

-"PS18kh: A New Tidal Disruption Event with ..." - Holoien et al. 2018 (ApJ, submitted, https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.02890)

-"White Dwarf Variability with gPhoton: Pulsators" - Tucker et al. 2017 (MNRAS, https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.07146)

-"Interstellar Interlopers: ..." - Do, Tucker and Tonry 2017 (ApJL, https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.02821)

-"gPhoton: The GALEX Photon Data Archive" - Million et al. 2016 (ApJ, https://arxiv.org/abs/1609.09492)


-Graduate Research Project Award (2018)

-Graduated with Departmental Honors, University Honors, Cum Laude
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-Dean's List (X4)