Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (MMA) in the Time Domain Astronomy (TDA) era probes a very broad range of phenomena that require ground- and space-based observations and is a truly global multi-facility effort. Since its launch in November 2004, the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory has provided a unique suite of multi-wavelength instruments to both discover and follow-up transients and to monitor variable sources. To celebrate its 15th anniversary, we are organizing a conference to explore the future of panchromatic transient studies. The next decade promises a rich discovery landscape, with existing and new facilities spanning the entire electromagnetic spectrum (e.g., SVOM, eROSITA, LSST, SKA) and accompanied by powerful capabilities in the gravitational wave (LIGO/Virgo/Kagra) and neutrino sector (IceCube/Amanda). This conference will focus on the critical role enabled by multi-wavelength studies, and will be organized around a series of key open questions, including:
NASA's Swift satellite rode to orbit aboard a Delta II rocket on November 20, 2004, and it's still going strong. Swift's unique instrumentation allows it to quickly locate an interesting high-energy outburst, automatically determine its position, and rapidly investigate it with ultraviolet, optical, and X-ray telescopes. Swift's versatility has led to amazing observations across a wide swath of astronomy.
To be determined
Registration Open: December 6, 2019 - April 10, 2020
Call for Abstracts: December 6, 2019 - Febuary 14, 2020
To Be Announced
Preliminary and General Schedule
November 15, 2019 - February 29, 2020
March 1, 2020 - April 10, 2020
Nov 15, 2019 - April 10, 2020
Abstract must be submitted by February 14th 2020 to be considered for oral presentation. Abstract body text can be a maximum of 400 words or uploaded as a file attachement.
The presenting author will be notified once the schedule has been determined.
Abstracts must be submitted through the conference registration system.
To submit an abstract for the Panchromatic Transients in the 2020s meeting at the Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia, you must register for the conference. Selecting "offline payment" as the registration payment option will allow for the submission of an abstract without the registration payment being due at the time of registration.
Registrants can update conference registration to include an abstract submission or to make edits to previously submitted abstract by signing into the conference registration system using the link below and clicking on "Already Registered?". You will need your registration confirmation number to make any changes to your registration.
The conference will be hosted at the Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia. The address is 6809 Airlie Road, Warrenton, Virginia 20198
An estimated cost for taxi service between the Dulles International Airport and the Airlie Center is $80. Uber estimated cost is $45, dependent on the time of day. Ample parking is available at the Airlie Center for attendees that are driving. Driving directions from the Dulles International Airport to the Airlie Center are provided below.
The nearest airort is the Dulles International Airport (IAD), located 40 minutes from the Airlie Center
Brad Cenko (Chair/GFSC)
Sergio Campana (INAF Brera)
Suvi Gezari (Maryland)
Dieter Hartmann (Clemson)
Stefanie Komossa (MPIfR)
Andrew Levan (Radboud)
Brian Metzger (Columbia)
Jon Miller (Michigan)
John Nousek (Penn State)
Kim Page (Leicester)
Daniel Perley (LJMU)
John Nousek (Chair/Penn State)
David Burrows (Penn State)
Brad Cenko (GSFC)
Julia Erdley (Penn State)
Jamie Kennea (Penn State)
Anna VanAlstine (Penn State)