Surveying the transient Universe: from electromagnetic to gravitational waves

Royal Astronomical Society Specialist Discussion meeting

Friday 13th February 2015 10.00 – 15.30

Organisers: S. J. Smartt (Queen’s University Belfast), P. T. O’Brien (University of Leicester).

Abstract : Astronomical surveys seem poised to enter a new era when non-photonic messengers such as gravitational waves, high energy cosmic rays and neutrinos will be detected. We propose a cross-disciplinary meeting to bring together researchers working across these fields to ensure the fledgling collaborations that are springing up are given chance to blossom and to continue UK leadership. This meeting builds on a successful Royal Society meeting in 2012.

Confirmed invited speakers :

  • Patrick Sutton (Gravitational Wave detection of transient sources and electromagnetic detections)
  • Bertrand Cordier (The SVOM mission and its contribution to high energy transients)
  • Richard Willingale (The future of the SWIFT mission in the era of GW searches)
  • Isobel Hook (The LSST : the UK's role and strategies for transients)
  • Ben Stappers (Radio transients and cosmological fast radio bursts)
  • Samaya Nissanke (An overview of ground-based optical surveys for counterparts to GW transient sources)

Confirmed programme

All talks available here

Time Speaker Title
10.00-10.30 Coffee
10.30-10.55 Patrick Sutton (University of Cardiff) Gravitational Wave detection of transient sources and electromagnetic detections
10.55-11.20 Richard Willingale (University of Leicester) The future of the SWIFT mission in the era of GW searches
11.20-11.45 Bertrand Cordier (Cea, France) The SVOM mission and its contribution to high energy transients
11.45-12.00 Nial Tanvir (University of Leicester) Prospects for understanding r-process kilonovae
12.00-12.20 Break
12.20-12.55 Ben Stappers (University of Manchester) Radio transients and cosmological fast radio bursts
12.55-13.10 Justin Bray (University of Southampton) Radio telescopes as high-energy particle detectors
13.10-14.10 Lunch
14.10-14.35 Isobel Hook (University of Oxford) The LSST : the UK's role and strategies for transients
14.35-14.50 Bob Nichol (University of Portsmouth) Supernovae and transients in DES and SUDSS
14.50-15.15 Samaya Nissanke (University of Nijmegen) An overview of ground-based optical surveys for counterparts to GW transient sources
15.15-15.30 Danny Steeghs (University of Warwick) The GOTO project
15.30-16.00 Tea
16.00-18.00 RAS Monthly A&G Ordainary Meeting Invited talk by Samaya Nissanke on GW transients

Posters

Name Institute Title
Matthew Horrobin University of Cologne Serendipitous surveys on ELT’s and their application to transient objects.
Joe Lyman University of Warwick No underlying host systems at the locations of nearby calcium-rich transients: not formed in situ.
Ken Smith Queen's University Belfast Pan-STARRS2 and ATLAS in the era of multi-messenger astronomy
Chris Copperwheat LVJM Liverpool Telescope 2: a new robotic telescope for transient follow-up
Phil Evans University of Leicester Chasing advanced-LIGO transients with Swift
Chrisropher Berry University of Birmingham Gravitational-wave parameter estimation for binary neutron-star coalescences during the advanced-detector era

Guidelines for speakers : the six invited speakers will have 25 minutes each in total (including question/discussion time). The contributed talks will each have 15 mins each (including question/discussion time)

NOTE : RAS POSTER BOARDS ARE PROTRAIT

We also welcome and encourage more poster contributions, for display and discussion during lunch and tea. There is ample poster board display area in the coffee room at GSL and in the Library of the RAS. Anyone requesting to present a poster should email Stephen Smartt and Paul O'Brien by the 6th February 2015, with a title. We will accept as many posters as we have space for.

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