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HEASARC News: Conference: Multi-Messenger Time Domain Astronomy - May 29-31, 2013

Multi-Messenger Time Domain Astronomy Conference: Wednesday-Friday, May 29-31, 2013

This is an exciting time in the field of time domain astronomy.
Wide-field survey projects and missions are on-line or coming on-line
across the electromagnetic spectrum from LOFAR in the radio; to
PanSTARRS, PTF and LSST in the visible; to MAXI, eROSITA, Swift,
INTEGRAL, Fermi and HAWC at high energies. In addition, new
instruments such as the IceCube neutrino detector and the LIGO-Virgo
gravitational wave detectors will open multi-messenger channels of
observation.  Transient phenomena such as gamma-ray bursts,
supernovae, and compact mergers are key multi-messenger sources that
serve as physics laboratories as well as astronomical tools for
studying the universe.  

The Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science & Technology
(CRESST) and NASA/GSFC will hold a three-day conference on
"Multi-Messenger Time Domain Astronomy" May 29-31, 2013 at the Loews
Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland to discuss the progress and future
prospects for this field, with the focus on multi-messenger transient
sources. Participants will be invited to submit abstracts for
contributed talks and posters, though please note that space for talks
is limited. Posters highlighting specific multi-messenger observing
opportunities and facility capabilities are especially encouraged.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Tuesday, May 28, 2013: Astronomical Capabilities for Discovering Counterparts to Gravitational Wave Source 

What are the major facilities for radio, optical, and high-energy
astronomy?  What are their capabilities with respect to gravitational
wave source models? What is the current status of our understanding of
gravitational wave events, and what instruments might detect them? How
can researchers utilize these observatories effectively? How does
information flow to and from these facilities?  What will be available
in the coming years?

These questions and others will be discussed at an introductory
workshop on Tuesday, May 28, as a prelude to the three day conference.
The introductory workshop will provide overview level talks on the
observational facilities that can be used in conjunction with
gravitational wave observatories.

Please visit the conference website for more information and updates as they become available:

Important Dates:
   Abstracts Due: April 2, 2013
   Early Registration Deadline: May 7, 2013
   Late Registration Deadline: May 21, 2013
   No refunds after May 14, 2013

Scientific Organizing Committee:
   Joshua Bloom
   Joan Centrella (co-chair)
   Dale Frail
   Suvi Gazari (co-chair)
   Neil Gehrels (co-chair)
   Suvi Gezari
   Gabriela Gonzalez
   Francis Halzen
   Martin Hendry
   Ann Hornschemeier
   Stefanie Komossa
   Lee Mundy
   Paul O'Brien
   Steve Ritz
   Peter Shawhan
   Alicia Soderberg
   Michael Strauss
   Craig Wheeler
   Roy Williams
   Michael Wise

Local Organizing Committee:
   Mike Corcoran
   David Holdridge (co-chair)
   Jonah Kanner
   Andrew Ptak (co-chair)
   Lynette Queen
   Judith Racusin
   Jeremy Schnittman
   Tonia Venters
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