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Transient Phenomena in Astronomy and Astrophysics

A ​new ​generation ​of ​sky ​surveys ​and ​time-domain ​experiments ​will ​soon ​open ​a ​new ​window ​on ​transient ​phenomena. ​The ​conference ​will ​bring ​together ​experts ​from ​around ​the ​world ​to ​discuss ​the ​state ​of ​the ​field. ​Topics ​include ​gamma-ray ​bursts, ​supernova ​explosions, ​the ​discovery ​potential ​of ​large-scale ​optical ​and ​radio ​time-domain ​surveys, ​and ​electromagnetic ​follow-up ​of ​gravitational ​wave ​sources. This is the 2nd annual Giant Magellan Telescope community science meeting, held at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
When 06 October 2014 11:35 AM to
08 October 2014 11:35 AM
Where Washington DC USA
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The conference will be organized into five sessions. The first will deal with observational facilities and techniques relevant to time-domain studies, particularly, the Giant Magellan Telescope. Subsequent sessions will cover gamma-ray bursts and their afterglows, supernovae — both as astrophysical phenomena and as cosmological probes, large scale optical and radio time-domain surveys and, lastly, electromagnetic wave counterparts to gravitational wave sources. Each session will include a mix of observational and theoretical perspectives. The program will be dominated by invited talks, but there is time set aside for contributed talks and ample room for posters.





  • Rebecca Bernstein (GMTO)
  • Josh Bloom (Berkeley)*
  • Hsiao-Wen Chen (Chicago)
  • Ryan Chornock (Ohio U)
  • Brad Cenko (GSFC)
  • Selma de Mink (STScI)
  • George Djorgovski (Caltech)
  • Duncan Brown (Syracuse)
  • Wen-fai Fong (CfA/Arizona)
  • Neil Gehrels (GSFC)
  • Chad Hanna (Perimeter)
  • Andy Howell (LCOGT)
  • Mario Juric (LSST)
  • Mansi Kasliwal (Carnegie)
  • Pat Kelly (Berkeley)
  • Emily Levesque (Colorado)
  • Ragnhild Lunnan (Harvard)
  • Jean-Pierre Macquart (Curtin)
  • Ashish Mahabal (Caltech)
  • Ben Mazin (UCSB)
  • Brian Metzger (Columbia)
  • Maryam Modjaz (NYU)
  • Jocelyn Read (Fullerton)
  • Armin Rest (STScI)
  • Adam Riess (JHU)
  • Stephan Rosswog (Stockholm)
  • Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz (UCSC)
  • Nial Tanvir (Leicester)*


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