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Workshop's agenda

Abstract book can be downloaded here. The titles are linked to pdf versions of the talks.

All presentations were also recorded and will be published on this website soon.

Wednesday 23 June 2010
time session title speaker
10:30 Coffee and registration
11:00 Welcome and update on GREAT recording Nick Walton
11:15 Gaia Gaia status Timo Prusti
11:35 The Gaia mission: a primer recording Francois Mignard
12:00 Science Alerts LW/STH
12:25 Asteroid Alerts Paolo Tanga
12:45 Q+A/Discussion
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Surveys Transient and Supernovae searches with PS1 Stephen Smartt
14:25 High energy transients Paul O'Brien
14:45 Explosive Transient Detection in the Era of Synoptic Sky Surveys Przemek Wozniak
15:10 The Palomar Transient Factory Eran Ofek
15:30 Tea
16:00 PTF - The reduction, subtraction, detection, and classification pipelines + some results Dovi Poznanski
16:20 Optical transients detected by the Wide Angle Search for Planets (WASP) Peter Wheatley
16:40 Real-time Transient classification, follow-up and the way forward Ashish Mahabal
17:05 Q+A/Discussion
17:30 end of day 1
19:00 Reception and dinner in Churchill College
Thursday 24 June 2010
time session title speaker
09:30 Surveys Gaia in the context of low-redshift transient surveys Mark Sullivan
10:00 The PTF core-collapse supernova key project Avishay Gal-Yam
10:20 Supernova monitor programs Massimo Turatto
10:40 Variability, outbursts and mass loss amongst massive evolved stars Simon Clark
11:00 Coffee
11:30 Science GRB science with GAIA Nial Tanvir
11:50 Orphan GRB afterglows with GAIA Andrew Levan
12:10 Gaia Microlensing Alerts Andrew Gould
12:40 Microlensing live and in colour Martin Dominik
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Science Workshop photo
14:10 Accretion-driven transients in the Galaxy Danny Steeghs
14:30 The galactic population of cataclysmic variables Boris Gaensicke
14:50 Irregular variability during early stellar evolution: what can we learn about the circumstellar material? Agnes Kospal
15:10 R Coronae Borealis variability and Galactic distribution (and SkyMapper) Patrick Tisserand
15:30 Tea
16:00 Science Q+A/Discussion/Summary
16:30 Outreach Outreach possibilties with Gaia and Hands-On-Universe Roger Ferlet
16:55 Outreach/Citizen's Science potential of GAIA Science Alert System. Lech Mankiewicz
17:20 Q+A/Discussion
17:30 end of day 2
Friday 25 June 2010
time session title speaker
09:30 Gaia Ground Based Optical Tracking of Gaia Martin Altmann
09:50 Gaia and variable stars ; Ground based follow-up Laurent Eyer
10:15 High-Energy Sources and Cataclysmic Variables as Alert Targets for Gaia. Major spectral changes from BP/RP Rene Hudec
10:40 How Gaia's Radial Velocity Spectrometer (RVS) can contribute to Gaia Science Alerts George Seabroke
11:00 Coffee
11:30 Alert distribution possibilities Ross Burgon
11:45 Follow-up Follow-up opportunities with robotic telescopes Fraser Lewis
12:10 Transient Astronomy with the Liverpool Telescope: Software, Systems and Science Iain Steele
12:35 The eSTAR Project Tim Naylor
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Discussion Discussion - towards the Road Map led by N.Walton
14:45 Concluding summary All
15:00 end of day 3


Giuseppe Altavilla, Gaia and discovery of Supernovae