8 July 2013

"New Windows on Transients Across the Universe" Now Available

Crystal Tinch American Astronomical Society (AAS)

Time-domain astronomy has come of age, with astronomers now able to monitor the sky at high time rate both across the electromagnetic spectrum and using neutrinos and gravitational waves. By such monitoring, astronomers can discover violent stellar explosions as they happen across the universe.

New observing facilities permit new science, but these ever-increasing capabilities demand efficient communication of new source detections and better subsequent coordination among the scientific community so as to turn detections into discoveries.

The new issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society reports on the outcomes from an interdisciplinary meeting that brought together experimentalists and theorists from photonic, astro-particle, and gravitational-wave experiments to discuss their results and ideas and prepare for the coming multi-messenger era.

For more information see The Royal Society webpage.