Exotic Transients with The Young Supernova Experiment

The Young Supernova Experiment (YSE) is a new a wide-field, multiband (griz) survey using the Pan-STARRS telescopes with a unique observing strategy, ‘foreshadowing’ the public Zwicky Transient Factory (ZTF) fields to greater depth. The combined effective cadence of YSE+ZTF and its deep multiband observations primes YSE for early identification of a broad range of cosmic phenomena; from young supernovae to exotic nuclear transients. I will demonstrate some of the unique insights YSE can provide for a wide variety of transients, and present some of the highlights from the first year of operations, including a tidal disruption event from an intermediate mass black hole candidate.