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Inaugural Workshop on Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network

October 1 - 2, 2011
320 Whitmore Lab

Workshop Program


Saturday, October 1
Time Topic
  8:30 -   9:00 Coffee and Bagels
  9:00 -   9:30
  • Welcome - Abhay Ashtekar
  • Introduction to AMON - Derek Fox
  9:30 - 11:10 Multimessenger Theory (Chair: Peter Mészáros)
  • Overview of Multimessenger Theory - Peter Mészáros (15 min talk + 5 min discussion)
  • GW and EM Messengers from Magnetars and GRBs - Alessandra Corsi (15 min + 5)
  • Core Collapse Supernovae with Neutrino and EM Signals - Soeb Razzaque (15 min + 5)
  • Neutrino and EM Messengers from the Physics of Long GRB Jets - Shan Gao (15 min + 5)
  • Monte Carlo of Sub-threshold Events in AMON from Long GRBs - Miles Smith (15 min + 5)
11:10 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Triggering Observatories - Part 1 (Chair: Doug Cowen)
  • SWIFT - Scott Barthelmy (15 min talk + 5 min discussion)
  • Fermi - Julie McEnery/James Chiang (15 min + 5)
  • VERITAS - Manel Errando (15 min + 5)
12:30 -   14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:20 Triggering Observatories - Part 2 (Chair: Doug Cowen)
  • HAWC - Jordan Goodman (15 min talk + 5 min discussion)
  • IceCube - Doug Cowen (15 min + 5)
  • LIGO - Gabriela Gonzalez (15 min + 5)
  • Auger - Jim Matthews (15 min + 5)
  • Open Discussion (triggering observatories)
15:20 - 15:40 Coffee Break
15:40 - 17:00 Open Discussion (all topics)
20:00 - ?? Dinner - India Pavilion
Sunday, October 2
Time Topic and Speaker
  8:30 -   9:00 Coffee and Bagels
  9:00 - 11:00 Existing Multimessenger and Follow-up Programs (Chair: Derek Fox/Ben Owen)
  • Overview of LIGO/Virgo Multimessenger Programs - Szabi Marka (15 min talk + 5 min discussion)
  • Electromagnetic Follow-up for IceCube - Andreas Homeier (15 min + 5)
  • Joint Searches and Observational Constraints for Multi-Messenger Sources of Gravitational Waves and High Energy Neutrinos - Imre Bartos (15 min + 5)
  • Locating and Observing Optical Counterparts to Unmodeled Pulses in Gravitational Waves (LOOCUP) - Peter Shawhan (15 min + 5)
  • Proposals for AMON Analysis Algorithms - Miles Smith (15 min + 5)
  • The Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment - Weikang Zheng (15 min + 5)
11:00 - 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:20 Cyber Infrastructure (Chair: Miles Smith)
  • Alert Distribution - Scott Barthelmy (15 min talk + 5 min discussion)
  • AMON System Requirements - Bob Hashemi (15 min + 5)
  • Penn State's High Performance Computing - Michael Fenn (15 min + 5)
12:20 -   1:00
  • Open Discussion (30 min)
  • Closing Remarks - Paul Sommers

Workshop sponsored by the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos

The Pennsylvania State University