The age of automated optical and infrared facilities has ushered in a renaissance for science with small-aperture telescopes. The capabilities for exploring the transient Universe are now rapidly evolving to other wavelength regimes: in California, the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) and the Combined Array for Millimeter Astronomy (CARMA) will open new parameter space in frequency, sensitivity, solid angle coverage, and imaging quality that are likely to lead to new discoveries. But coordinated multi-wavelength studies hold the greatest promise of yielding the deepest physical understanding of new transients.
This one-day workshop at Berkeley was held on May 25th, 2005, bringing together those involved in current transient experiments and those designing the next generation of experiments and instruments to brainstorm on the future of transients.
Key questions are:
|9:00-9:30||Gather + coffee + pastries|
|9:40-9:55||Don Backer||Berkeley||Transients Past|
|9:55-10:10||Weidong Li||Berkeley||KAIT and its SN/GRB||PPT|
|10:10-10:25||Derek Fox||Caltech||GRB effort at P60, potentially including SN science or multi-telescope work (Quest -> P60)|
|10:25 - 10:40||Tom Vestrand||Los Alamos||Thinking Telescopes, RAPTOR, and GRB Follow-up||PPT|
|11:15-11:30||S. George Djorgovski||Caltech||Exploring the time domain, and the PQ survey update||PPT|
|11:30 - 11:45||Avishay Gal-Yam||Caltech||A complete characterization of the transient radio sky down to 6 mJy at 1.4 GHz||11:45 -12:00||Alicia Soderberg||Caltech||Radio Observations of SNe Ibc||PPT|
|12:00 - 12:15||Michael Muno||UCLA||What are the Faint X-ray Transients Near the Galactic Center?||PPT|
|12:15 - 12:30||Edo Berger||Caltech||Brown Dwarfs|
|1:45 -2:00||Douglas Bock||Berkeley||Transient detection with CARMA||PPT|
|2:00 - 2:15||Geoff Bower||Berkeley||Transients with the ATA||PPT|
|2:15 - 2:30||Don Backer||Berkeley||PAPER: Portable Array to Prove Epoch of Reionization||PPT|
|2:30 - 2:45||Greg Taylor||KIPAC/NRAO||Exploring the Transient Universe with the Long Wavelength Array
|2:45 - 3:00||Paul Price||Hawaii||Pan-STARRS||PPT | PDF|
|3:00 - 3:15||Kem Cook||LLNL||LSST: A Tidal Wave of Transients|
|3:40 - 3:55||Dan Wertheimer||Berkeley/SSL||Evaporating Black Holes||PPT|
|3:55 - 4:10||Elliot Bloom||Stanford||Overview of the GLAST mission GRB capabilities||PPT|
|4:10 - 4:25||Brad Hansen||UCLA||As Yet Unobserved Transient Phenomena|
|4:25 - 4:40||Roy Williams||Caltech||VOEvents: Connecting the EM spectrum (and others)||PPT|
|4:40 - 4:55||Brian Schmidt||Research School of A&A||Transient Sources, The Southern Sky Survey and the SkyMapper Telescope||PPT|
|4:55 - 5:10||John Vallerga||Berkeley||Photon counting detectors for the visible region||PPT|
|5:10 - 5:30||Shri Kulkarni||Caltech||Closing Remarks: A Look Ahead|
Interested?All are welcome to join, but space will be limited to 40. Please contact us if you would like to attend.
We are heavily biasing this workshop towards discussion so talks that
span 15 minutes (as most do) will consistent of a 10 minute
presentation and 5 minutes for discussion.
You must tell us if you are planning to park your car at SSL by
Monday, May 23rd, noon. Information on parking and directions can be found
iCal Schedule of the Workshop
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J. S. Bloom (Berkeley) email@example.com
G. Bower (Berkeley) firstname.lastname@example.org
S. R. Kulkarni (Caltech) email@example.com