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Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Paul O'Brien, Professor Kenneth Pounds CBE FRS, Professor Stephen Smartt and Professor Ralph Wijers

Event details

A violent stellar explosion detonates every second in the visible Universe producing transients such as supernovae and gamma-ray bursts. The dawn of a novel array of international observing facilities and detailed super-computer simulations is transforming the field. Our interdisciplinary meeting brings together experimentalists and theorists from photonic, astro-particle, and gravitational wave detection experiments to discuss their results and ideas.

Biographies of the organisers and speakers are available below and you can also download the draft programme (PDF). Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the event and papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions A.

Attending this event

This event is intended for researchers in relevant fields and is free to attend. There are a limited number of places and registration is essential. An optional lunch is offered and should be booked during registration (all major credit cards accepted).

Participants are also encouraged to attend the related satellite meeting Interpreting signals from astrophysical transient experiments which immediately follows this event.

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