ePESSTO Kick-Off Meeting I



Queen's University Belfast  Monday 6th March - Tuesday 7th March 

Current list of CoIs


Monday 6th March 

For details of the meeting room location - see below 

10.30 - 11.10 Coffee, registration and meet-up.   This is on the top floor (2nd floor) of the Physics building, marked on the maps below. There will be a PESSTO sign on the front door of the building and signs inside to guide you to the Coffee areas and the meeting room. 

11.10 - 13.00  Session  I  "PESSTO and related science talks "   (Chair : Kate Maguire)
Skype participants : Joe Anderson (skype: joe.anderson82); Stefano Benetti (Skype: stebenetti), Pilar Ruiz-Lapuente (skype: pilar.ruiz.lapuente), Giuliano Pignata (Skype: pignago), Hanin Kuncarayakti (skype: kuncarayakti)
 ... add your name

S. Smartt Welcome and meeting overview 

Each science talk 15min slot  (including questions) - aim to talk for no more than 12 min.   
G. Dimitriadis PESSTOESO154-G10 (SN 2014eg, the only supernova discovered by PESSTO) (slides)
C. Frohmaier Thermonuclear Supernovae and their Rates in PTF (slides)
S. Prentice PESSTO observations of stripped-envelope SNe (slides)
C. Gutierrez SNe II in low luminosity host galaxies. (slides)
O. Yaron SN 2013fs Flash-Spectroscopy study (slides)
R. Cartier  2015F/or Ia-CSM  (slides)

13.00 - 14.00  Lunch (Top floor) 

14.00 - 15.30  Session  II  "PESSTO to ePESSTO transition" (Chair :  A. Pastorello)

Skype participants : Lluís Galbany (skype: galbanio), Joe Anderson (skype: joe.anderson82); Stefano Benetti Skype: stebenetti), Pilar Ruiz-Lapuente (skype: pilar.ruiz.lapuente), Giuliano Pignata (Skype: pignago), Hanin Kuncarayakti (skype: kuncarayakti)  ... add your name 

Each science talk 15min slot (including questions) - aim to talk for no more than 12 min.  
M. Fraser SN 2016jbu - PESSTO and ePESSTO transition (slides)
C. Inserra  SLSNe in ePESSTO (slides)
J. Chen LSQ14mo/GROND SN followup in ePESSTO (slides)
R. Firth Using Spectral Time-Series from (e)PESSTO for Next-Generation Sky Survey Simulation (slides)
N. Elias-Rosa NUTS <-> ePESSTO interaction (slides)

Tea/Coffee break 

16.00 - 17.30 :  Session III  "Outlook"    (Chair : J. Sollerman)
Skype participants : Joe Anderson (skype: joe.anderson82); Stefano Benetti (Skype: stebenetti), Lluís Galbany (skype: galbanio), ... add your name 
16.00 - 16.20 A.  Horesh CSM shell structures around SN and radio follow-up of ePESSTO  (slides)
16.20 - 16.40 Paolo D'Avanso  : GRBs with ePESSTO (slides)
16.40 - 17.00 Jacob Nordin Kepler K2 C16 and C17 supernova experiment (slides)
17.00 - 17.30 S. Campana SOXS  (slides)

Dinner  -in "Flame" restaurant at 7.30.  Menu attached below. Email Emma your choices before Friday 3rd March

MAP HERE 

Tuesday 7th March

09.15 - 11.00:  Session IV  "Nuclear Transients with ePESSTO"  : Chair R. Kotak

Skype participants : ... add your name (Peter Jonker on skype peter73jonker); Stefano Benetti (Skype: stebenetti), Hanin Kuncarayakti (skype: kuncarayakti)
9.15 - 9.35 Leloudas   ASASSN-15lh and outlook for TDEs in ePESSTO (slides)
9.35 - 9.55 Lawrence  Nuclear transients of some sort (TBD) (slides)
9.55 - 10.10 Hamanowicz  Nuclear transients in OGLE and Gaia (slides)
10.10 - 10.25 Onori   Spectroscopic follow-up of iPTF16fnl: a uniquely nearby tidal disruption event. (slides)
10.25 - 10.45 Kankare   Extremely energetic narrow-line transients in the centres of galaxies (slides)

10.45 - 11.00 General discussion on nuclear transients with ePESSTO (major science theme) 

Tea/Coffee break 11.00-11.30

11.30 - 13.00 Session V "Discussion - ePESSTO organisation"  (Smartt/Sullivan) (slides)
ePESSTO policy and operations Issues for discussion 
Skype participants : Lluís Galbany (skype: galbanio), Santiago Gonzalez (skype: gongsale); Stefano Benetti (Skype: stebenetti), Giuliano Pignata (Skype: pignago), Hanin Kuncarayakti (skype: kuncarayakti), Stefano Valenti (skype: valenti_stefano) Maria Teresa Botticella (skype: mtbotticella) ... add your name 

11.30 - 11.45  ATLAS update (S. Smartt) (slides)
11.45 - 12.00 Gaia update  (Simon Hodgkin) (slides)

  • Organisational structure (Smartt) 
  • ePESSTO Science projects - leadership roles and proposals  (Mark Sullivan) 
  • ePESSTO operations - what is different to PESSTO. What can be done better 
  • Feeder surveys - ATLAS, Pan-STARRS, Gaia, OGLE, ASASSN, SkyMapper, ZTF, BlackGem 
  • Addition of GRBs - how to handle these  
  • TNS Issues (Ofer Yaron) 
  • Lightcurves - LCO and Grond (Smartt/Chen) 
  • ePESSTO use of SOFI 
  • VLT spin-off projects 
  • ePESSTO membership, adding members and Co-Is 
  • PESSTO - ePESSTO overlap objects 

13.00 - 14.00  Lunch (Top floor) 


14.00 - 15.15 "Discussion - ePESSTO organisation ... continued"   

Skype participants: Lluís Galbany (skype: galbanio), Giuliano Pignata (Skype: pignago),  Stefano Valenti (skype: valenti_stefano) ... add your name 

Tea/Coffee break 

Including Update from Stefano Valenti on "Global SN project"  (slides)

    Register here : please add your name and institution here for registration. Also add a talk title if you are requesting a talk. This is both a policy setting and science meeting and we will accommodate all those who want to give a presentation. Postdocs and students are especially encouraged to talk about their recent results. 

    1. S. Smartt (QUB)
    2. D. Young (QUB)
    3. K. Smith (QUB)
    4. M. Fraser (UCD) Talk on SN 2016jbu - PESSTO and ePESSTO transition 
    5. E. Kankare (QUB)  -  Extremely energetic narrow-line transients in the centres of galaxies
    6. K. Maguire (QUB)
    7. P. Clark (QUB)
    8. J. Chen (MPE) Talk on LSQ14mo/GROND SN followup in ePESSTO 
    9. Aleksandra Hamanowicz (Warsaw) : talk "Nuclear transients in OGLE and Gaia"
    10. Mariusz Gromadski (Warsaw)
    11. Assaf Horesh (HUJI) - Talk on CSM shell structures around SNe
    12. Giorgos Leloudas - Arrive monday ~14h30, leave tuesday after lunch - talk ASASSN-15lh and outlook for TDEs in ePESSTO 
    13. Stefan Taubenberger (Garching)  - arrival on Mon at noon, departure on Wed
    14. Claudia Gutiérrez (Soton): Talk on SNe II in low luminosity host galaxies.
    15. Mark Sullivan (Soton) / Monday morning - Tuesday afternoon
    16. Giacomo Terreran (Padova/QUB)
    17. Georgios Dimitriadis (Soton) - Talk on PESSTOESO154-G10 (SN 2014eg, the only supernova discovered by PESSTO)
    18. Simon Prentice (LJMU) Arrive Mon/depart Wed - Talk on PESSTO observations of stripped-envelope SNe
    19. Chris Frohmaier (Soton) / Monday am to Wednesday am -  Talk: Thermonuclear Supernovae and their Rates in PTF
    20. Cosimo Inserra (Soton) - SLSNe in ePESSTO
    21. Nancy Elias-Rosa (INAF-Padova) - arrival: Sun afternoon - departure Tues (early) afternoon  Talk : NUTS <-> ePESSTO interaction 
    22. Andrea Pastorello (INAF-Padova) - arrival: Sun (late) afternoon - departure Wed (early) morning
    23. D. O'Neill (QUB)
    24. Francesca Onori (SRON) - Spectroscopic follow-up of iPTF16fnl: a uniquely nearby tidal disruption event.
    25. Sergio Campana (INAF Brera)  6th - 7th 
    26. Andy Lawrence (Edinburgh) 7th-8th 
    27. Joe Lyman (Warwick)
    28. Michel Dennefeld (IAP) Monday 2pm - Wednesday morning. 
    29. Rob Firth (Soton) - Using Spectral Time-Series from (e)PESSTO for Next-Generation Sky Survey Simulations arrive: Sun - depart: Tues (am)
    30. Giacomo Cannizzaro (SRON)
    31. Ofer Yaron (WIS) - Short talk clarifying TNS issues - and/or - SN 2013fs Flash-Spectroscopy study? 
    32. M. Magee (QUB)
    33. Silvia Piranmonte (INAF-Rome) : 6th of march at 2 pm, and I leave the 7th at 3pm.
    34. Paolo D'Avanzo (INAF Brera)
    35. Massimo Dall'Ora (INAF-Naples)
    36. Regis Cartier 
    37. Rubina Kotak (QUB)
    38. Jesper Sollerman (Stockholm), Arrive 5:th  - Fly out at 17. on 7:th
    39. Charlotte Angus (Southampton)
    40. Luke Shingles (QUB)
    41. Simon Hodgkin (Cambridge), Mon a.m.->tue p.m., Happy to show you where we are with Gaia Alerts if time in schedule
    Southampton - flight leaves at 16:50 on Tuesday 7th

    Also note your arrival and departure date and time (so we can arrange social events etc).  

    Logistics - where to stay and how to get here

    The meeting will be in the the Main Physics and Astronomy Building. 

    This is right next to the main University Building, on University road.  

    The meeting will be in the Seminar Room, in the Main Physics and Astronomy building - there will be signs on the front door of the building and inside.  To find the building see here 

    Google maps link here - we are to the South of the main building


    There are plenty of hotels and guest houses within walking distance. All of the ones listed below are shown on the map. Zoom out if you can't see all of them.


    More general info and others :

    Note - these prices below and info are approximate. Check directly with the accommodation - if you phone directly and say you are a visitor at Queen's, they may give you a better rate. This is sometimes better than on the web. But not all hotels have this agreement.

    Camera Guest House http://www.cameraguesthouse.com/index.html
        10 minutes walk from Queens, rooms are about £50 per night
    Malone Guest House http://www.maloneguesthousebelfast.co.uk/cgi-bin/mainpage/
        10 minutes walk from Queens, rooms are about £50 per night. Breakfast and WiFi in rooms included.
    Malone Lodge http://www.malonelodgehotelbelfast.com/
        10 minutes walk from Queens, rooms are between £79 and £99 per night. Breakfast and WiFi in rooms included.
    Tara Lodge http://www.taralodge.com/
        5 minutes walk from Queens, rooms are between £65 and £79 per night. WiFi included.
    Ibis Hotel http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-7288-ibis-belfast-queens-quarter/index.shtml
        5 mins walk from Queens. Make sure you book the Ibis Belfast Queens Quarter hotel - there are two Ibis hotels, do NOT stay in the one in Castle street.
    Wellington Park Hotel http://www.wellingtonparkhotel.com/
        5 minutes walk from Queens, rooms are between £69 and £79 per night. WiFi included.
    Dukes at Queen's : http://www.dukesatqueens.com/home/ (potentially quite noisy at the weekend)
    Marine Quest House : http://www.marineguesthouse3star.com/

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