Announcement of the 3rd Astro-COLIBRI multi-messenger astrophysics workshop (Sept 16-20, 2024)

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Astro-COLIBRI multi-messenger astrophysics workshop, which will take place from September 16 to 20, 2024, at Institut Pascal at the Paris-Saclay University (France).

Building on the successful previous workshops in 2022 and 2023, we aim to develop and disseminate a research agenda on interconnecting software tools for real-time multi-messenger astronomy. This international workshop provides a forum for leading scientists and young researchers to foster communication within the community between developers and users with a wide range of expertise in the production and use of software tools that facilitate life in the rapidly evolving field of real-time multi-messenger astronomy.

Topics to be discussed at the workshop include:

  • Physics of transient phenomena
  • Multimessenger observations of transients
  • Alert & follow-up systems

The first two days of the workshop will consist of invited and contributed talks to discuss the current issues, challenges and opportunities in real-time multimessenger astronomy. Following these introductions, we will work together in small teams in a Hackathon-like event implementing prototypes and ideas developed during the workshop.

We do not require a registration fee for the workshop and will cover local expenses (lunch, coffee breaks, social dinner, etc.). We have a (very limited) amount of additional funding available mainly aimed to cover accommodation expenses of early career researchers. Please let us know if you would need support during the application process. Applications are open now and will close on June 21. Places are limited and will be allocated after the deadline by the Scientific Organizing Committee. Details incl. a preliminary program are available on the indico page linked below.

All the best,
Fabian, on behalf of the Scientific Organizing Committee