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Programme

09:30-10:00 Coffee

PART 1 - Expected GW and EM signals

10:00 -10:10 Welcome and aims of the day (Andrew Levan)

10:10 -10:40 Introduction to Gravitational Wave Astronomy (Martin Hendry - Glasgow)

10:40 -11:00 GW localizations, error boxes and timescales (Stephen Fairhurst - Cardiff)

11:00 -11:20 Likely EM counterparts (Darren White - Sheffield)

11:20 -11:50 Late Coffee break

12:00 Discussion 1:

Likely properties of GW-EM counterparts. Properties (GRB afterglows, kilonova, SN-like events). Timescales, luminosities. How well do we know the rates? How can we eliminate contaminants?

LUNCH

Part 2: Facilities for follow-up

14:00-14:15 High energy options (Paul O'Brien - Leicester)

14:15-14:30 ATLAS (Stephen Smartt / Alan Fitzsimmons - QUB)

14:30-14:45 Liverpool Telescope (Chris Copperwheat LJMU)

14:45-15:00 GOTO (Don Pollacco)

15:00-15:20 Coffee

15:20-16:00 (approx) Other science including:

Solar system (Alan Fitzsimmons)


16:00 Discussion 2:
How might be optimize designs to obtain the highest return for GW science? How should other science be prioritized? Complementarity between wavelengths and geographical locations. UK leadership and funding options.

17:30 approx CLOSE