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
  • Personal URL: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/~tuckerma


When possible, open-source (arXiv) IDs for each manuscript are provided

-"To TDE or not to TDE: The luminous transient ASASSN-18jd with TDE-like and AGN-like qualities" - Neustadt et al. 2019, submitted to MNRAS, arXiv:1910.01142

-"Early Time Light Curves of 18 Bright Type Ia Supernovae Observed with TESS" - Fausanaugh et al. 2019, ApJ in revision, arXiv:1904.02171

-"ASASSN-18tb: a most unusual Type Ia supernova observed by TESS and SALT" - Vallely et al. 2019, MNRAS, arXiv:1903.08665

-"Nebular Spectra of 111 Type Ia Supernovae Disfavor Single Degenerate Progenitors" - Tucker et al. 2019, accepted by MNRAS, arXiv:1903.05115

-"Signatures of Bimodality in Nebular Phase Type Ia Supernova Spectra: Indications of White Dwarf Collision Progenitors" - Vallely et al. 2019, MNRAS in revision, arXiv:1902.00037

-"Detections and Constraints on White Dwarf Variability from GALEX Time-series Observations" - Rowan et al. 2019, MNRAS, arXiv:1812.05614

-"No Stripped Companion Material in the Nebular Spectrum of the ``Two-Component' Type Ia Supernova ASASSN-18bt" - Tucker, Shappee, and Wisniewski 2018, ApJL, arXiv:1811.09635

-"The first 48: Discovery and progenitor constraints on the Type Ia supernova 2013gy" - Holombo et al. 2018, ApJL, arXiv:1809.01359

-"Red versus Blue: Early Observations of Thermonuclear Supernovae..." - Stritzinger et al. 2018, ApJL, arXiv:1807.07576

-"ASASSN-18ey: The Rise of a New Black Hole X-Ray Binary" - Tucker et al. 2018, ApJL, arXiv:1808.07875

-"PS18kh: A New Tidal Disruption Event with a Non-Axisymmetric Accretion Disk" - Holoien et al. 2018, ApJ, arXiv:1808.02890

-"White Dwarf Variability with gPhoton: Pulsators" - Tucker et al. 2018, MNRAS, arXiv:1712.07146

-"Interstellar Interlopers: ..." - Do, Tucker and Tonry 2017, ApJL, arXiv:1801.02821

-"gPhoton: The GALEX Photon Data Archive" - Million et al. 2016, ApJ, arXiv:1609.09492


-Graduate Research Project Award (2018)
-Best Session Talk - IAU White Dwarf Symposium 357 - Hilo, Hawai'i

-Graduated with Departmental Honors, University Honors, Cum Laude
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