b/g image: HSC image of oprical counterpart to GW170817 (Y Utsumi et al. 2017; N Tominaga et al. 2018)
Time-domain astronomy has made great progress in the past decade. Dedicated transient surveys have revealed the population of new transients, such as superluminous supernovae and rapid-evolving transients. Transient surveys have also uncovered behaviors of the first moments of supernova explosions, which largely expands our understanding of stellar evolution. Time-domain surveys are also playing key roles in newly emerged multi-messenger astronomy, highlighted by observations of electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave sources and high-energy neutrino sources.
This conference aims at reviewing the recent progress in time-domain astronomy and discussing prospects of this field in the multi-messenger era. The conference will mainly cover the following topics.
・Outcomes from deep, wide and high cadence transient surveys
・Multi-messenger observations of gravitational wave and high-energy neutrino sources
・Future of multi-wavelength time-domain astronomy with big data
Jeff Cooke (Swinburne U.)
Francisco Forster (U. Chile)
Marcelle Soares-Santos (Brandeis U.)
Shigeru Yoshida (Chiba U.)
Takashi Moriya (NAOJ)
Masaomi Tanaka (Tohoku U.) - chair
Giuliano Pignata (U. Andrés Bello)
Tomoki Morokuma (U. of Tokyo)
Tyler A. Pritchard (New York U.)