Abstract by Lauren Hindman
Physics and Astronomy
J. Ward Moody
Variability in Northern Blazars
Blazars, a subclass of Active Galactic Nuclei, are known to very in magnitude, or flare, often and on various timescales. The mechanism behind these flares is in question. Over the course of 2015-2016 we observed approximately 200 blazars and found trends in their behavior. Thirteen of the objects were found to be particularly variable. A general rate of flaring was determined. We report on the behaviour of these 13 objects.