Daniel Perley – University of Copenhagen

Daniel Perley

 Marie Curie / DARK Fellow

Email: dperley @ dark-cosmology.dk
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Research field and projects:
My work lies at the intersection of several different fields: GRBs, supernovae, high-redshift galaxies, ISM studies, and involves data at all wavelengths from high-energy gamma-rays to radio and with telescopes of all sizes. I am interested in using GRBs to better understand galaxies and cosmology (high-redshift extinction curves, ISM properties of highly sub-L* galaxies, high-z cosmic SFR), and to use galaxies to better understand GRBs (metallicity dependence and progenitor). I am also interested in using current and future synoptic surveys (PTF, ZTF, LSST) to understand the full diversity of cosmic explosions and constrain the progenitors of extragalactic transients of all types. Particular areas of interest include:

  • Cosmological transients: gamma-ray bursts, orphan afterglows, luminous supernovae
  • Multiwavelength studies of high-redshift galaxies
  • Dust extinction and high-redshift dust production
  • Rapid optical/mm/radio follow-up of new transients (SNe, GRBs)
  • Developing high-level instrument reduction pipelines and modeling tools

- Perley, Tanvir, Hjorth et al. (2015): "The Swift GRB Host Galaxy Legacy Survey - II. Rest-Frame NIR Luminosity Distribution and Evidence for a Near-Solar Metallicity Threshold".

- Perley, Krühler, Schulze et al. (2015): "The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Host Galaxy Legacy Survey - I. Sample Selection and Redshift Distribution".

- Perley, Perley, Hjorth et al. (2015): "Connecting GRBs and ULIRGs: A Sensitive, Unbiased Survey for Radio Emission from Gamma-Ray Burst Host Galaxies at 0 < z < 2.5".

- Perley, Cenko, Corsi et al. (2014): "The Afterglow of GRB 130427A from 1 to 10^16 GHz".

- Perley, Morgan, Updike et al. (2011): "Monster in the Dark: The Ultraluminous GRB 080607 and its Dusty Environment".

- Perley, Bloom, Klein et al. (2010): "Evidence of Supernova-Synthesized Dust from the Afterglow of GRB 071025 at z=5".