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Interpreting signals from astrophysical transient experiments

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Starts:

April
252012

09:00

Ends:

April
262012

17:00

Location

Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ

Overview

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.

Schedule of talks

Wednesday 25 April 2012

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Professor Joshua Bloom, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Professor Joshua Bloom, University of California, Berkeley, USA

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Professor Paul O’Brien, University of Leicester, UK

Professor Paul O’Brien, University of Leicester, UK

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Professor Brian Schmidt, Australian National University, Australia

Professor Brian Schmidt, Australian National University, Australia

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Professor Stephen Smartt, Queens University Belfast, UK

Professor Stephen Smartt, Queens University Belfast, UK

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Professor John Tonry, University of Hawaii, USA

Professor John Tonry, University of Hawaii, USA

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Professor Ralph Wijers, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Professor Ralph Wijers, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Thursday 26 April 20012

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Professor John Beacom, Ohio State University, USA

Professor John Beacom, Ohio State University, USA

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Professor Lars Bildsten, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara, USA

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Professor Neil Gehrels, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA

Professor Neil Gehrels, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA

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Professor Jim Hinton, University of Leicester, UK

Professor Jim Hinton, University of Leicester, UK

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Professor Isobel Hook, University of Oxford, UK and INAF-Observatory Rome, Italy

Professor Isobel Hook, University of Oxford, UK and INAF-Observatory Rome, Italy

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Professor Sheila Rowan, University of Glasgow, UK

Professor Sheila Rowan, University of Glasgow, UK

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Dr Benjamin Stappers, University of Manchester, UK

Dr Benjamin Stappers, University of Manchester, UK

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Professor Andrew MacFadyen, New York University, USA

Professor Andrew MacFadyen, New York University, USA

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Interpreting signals from astrophysical transient experiments Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire MK16 9JJ