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Abstract by Lauren Hindman

Personal Infomation


Presenter's Name

Lauren Hindman

Co-Presenters

None

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

None

Abstract Infomation


Department

Physics and Astronomy

Faculty Advisor

J. Ward Moody

Title

Variability in Northern Blazars

Abstract

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.