April 28-30, 2020 at Airlie Center, Warrenton, VA 20187

Panchromatic Transients in the 2020s

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Panchromatic Transients in the 2020s

Overview

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:

What are the progenitors and power sources of newly discovered stellar explosions (e.g., superluminous supernovae, fast luminous/blue optical transients), and how do they relate to the more common classes of supernovae?
What causes the observed multi-wavelength emission from tidal disruption events, and why do some active galactic nuclei display such extreme variability?
What are the electromagnetic manifestations of binary neutron star and neutron star - black hole mergers
What are the sources of high-energy neutrinos and ultra high-energy cosmic rays, and how are these particles accelerated?
How and why do accretion flows onto neutron stars and black holes change with Eddington fraction, and how do neutron stars switch between rotation- and accretion-powered states?
What powers thermal and non-thermal emission in novae, and are they potential progenitors of type Ia supernovae?

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Now Over A Decade of Discoveries!

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.

Panchromatic Transients in the 2020s

Program

To be determined

Registration Open: December 6, 2019 - April 10, 2020

Call for Abstracts: December 6, 2019 - Febuary 1, 2020

program

Speakers

To Be Announced

Panchromatic Transients in the 2020’s

Preliminary and General Schedule

Monday April 27 Airlie Center

Registration Check In

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Monday April 27 Airlie Center

Dinner

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday April 28 Airlie Center

Breakfast

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Tuesday April 28 Airlie Center

Registration

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Tuesday April 28 Airlie Center

Opening Meeting Session

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday April 28 Airlie Center

Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday April 28 Airlie Center

Afternoon Meeting Session

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday April 28 Airlie Center

Dinner

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday April 29 Airlie Center

Breakfast

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Wednesday April 29 Airlie Center

Registration

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Wednesday April 29 Airlie Center

Morning Meeting Session

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday April 29 Airlie Center

Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday April 29 Airlie Center

Afternoon Meeting Session

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday April 29 Airlie Center

Dinner

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday April 30 Airlie Center

Breakfast

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Thursday April 30 Airlie Center

Morning Meeting Session

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday April 30 Airlie Center

Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday April 30 Airlie Center

Afternoon Meeting Session

1:00 PM - TBD

Register

Registration is a two step process.

Please be sure to complete both steps!

Step 1:


Airlie Registration Link


Conference attendees are encouraged to make reservations early because of the rural location of the Airlie Center. The discounted rate of $163 per night plus tax is offered by the Airlie Center from Sunday, April 26th through Thursday April 30th. This discounted rate, available exclusively through the link on this page, includes lodging, meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), and access to all Airlie activities and amenities.

Step 2:


Conference Registration Link


Conference Registration begins on November 15, 2019 and closes April 10, 2020. The conference registration fee of $425 provides access to all conference and poster sessions. A discount of $100 is available for early registration prior to February 1, 2020. For conference attendees without Airlie Center reservations, a single day registration is available at $250 per day.

Registration Pricing


Full Conference
Attendance

Conference Attendees
with
Airlie Center Reservation


Early Registration Price

$325

Nov 15, 2019 - Jan 31, 2020

Full Conference
Attendance

Conference Attendees
with
Airlie Center Reservation


Late Registation Price

$425

Feb 1, 2020 - April 10, 2020

Single Day
Attendance

Conference Attendees
without
Airlie Center Reservation


Registration Price Per Day

$250

Nov 15, 2019 - April 10, 2020

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Details

Call for contributions to Panchromatic Transients in the 2020s is open.

Abstract must be submitted by February 1st 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.

Abstract Submission Process

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.

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.
Abstract Submission

The Airlie Center

Airlie Center

6809 Airlie Road

Warrenton, Virginia 20187

Tel: 540-347-1300

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Location and Transportation

Location Information

The conference will be hosted at the Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia. The address is 6809 Airlie Road, Warrenton, Virginia 20198

Transportation

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.

Airport Information

The nearest airort is the Dulles International Airport (IAD), located 40 minutes from the Airlie Center

Driving Directions

Contact Information and Conference Committee

Brad Cenko (SOC Chair): brad.cenko@nasa.gov

John Nousek (LOC Chair): nousek@swift.psu.edu

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)