Image: The whirlpool galaxy and its neighbour, courtesy of NASA, ESA, S Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA
Organised by Professor Paul O’Brien, Professor Stephen Smartt, Professor Ralph Wijers and Professor Kenneth Pounds CBE FRS
Astronomers have developed a range of international observing facilities to observe violent, transient phenomena from across the Universe. This work increasingly depends on complex data analysis and data mining techniques. Our interdisciplinary meeting brings together experimentalists and theorists from photonic, astro-particle, and gravitational wave detection experiments to improve our communication and analysis methods in order to maximise our scientific output.
This meeting was preceded by a broader discussion meeting on New windows on transients across the Universe 23 - 24 April 2012.
Biographies of the organisers and speakers are available below. Audio recordings are freely available and the programme can be downloaded here.