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Workshop's agenda

Post-workshop White Book is available here

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

All presentations were also video recorded and are available in AVI format.

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


Giuseppe Altavilla, Gaia and discovery of Supernovae