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Workshop's agenda

This agenda is still in its draft form and it still might change. Please contact us if you have any comments.

The workshop will be structured around invited science presentations and contribution talks, concluding with a discussion periods. We anticipate stimulating significant discussion and tackling the goals of the workshop.

We will be recording all presentations in order to make them available through this website. Please contact us if you strongly object to being recorded! We will also attempt to stream the talks live. Details soon.

!!! We would kindly ask and advise you to email us your presentation as a pdf file BEFORE the meeting. We'll keep it as a back-up option in case of any potential technical problems (e.g. broken laptop). AFTER/during the meeting we would like to get the most up-to-date version of you presentation to make it available on this website. !!!

Wednesday 23 June 2010
time session title speaker
10:30 Coffee and registration
11:00 Welcome and update on GREAT Nick Walton
11:15 Gaia Gaia status Timo Prusti
11:35 The Gaia mission: a primer 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
18:30(TBC) 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 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 How GBOG can help the Gaia ommunity organize itself for multi-site large observational efforts. Elena Pancino
09:55 Ground Based Optical Tracking of Gaia Martin Altmann
10:15 Gaia and variable stars ; Ground based follow-up Laurent Eyer
10:35 High-Energy Sources and Cataclysmic Variables as Alert Targets for Gaia. Major spectral changes from BP/RP Rene Hudec
11:00 Coffee
11:30 How Gaia's Radial Velocity Spectrometer (RVS) can contribute to Gaia Science Alerts George Seabroke
11:50 Alerts distributions possibilities Ross Burgon
12:05 Follow-up Follow-up opportunities with robotic telescopes Sarah Roberts
12:30 Transient Astronomy with the Liverpool Telescope: Software, Systems and Science Iain Steele
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Discussion Discussion - towards the Road Map
14:45 Concluding summary NAW/LW/STH/FvL/GG
15:00 end of day 3