Lund Observatory

Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Big Questions in Astrophysics

Transients Workshop

On Monday April 3 there will be a workshop on the theme of The Transient Universe. The programme of talks can be found below.

Organisational details

Start time: 11.15 (with coffee before).

End time: 19.00 (with pizza after).

Location: Lundmarksalen lecture theatre, Lund Observatory (Sölvegatan 27; map).

Slides are linked from the programme below.

Meeting hashtag: #KAW100

Programme for the workshop

11.25-11.30 Jesper Sollerman Welcome and introduction
11.30-12.00 Andrew Levan Short GRBs, kilonovae and gravitational waves
12.00-12.15 Ulrich Feindt Detectability of compact binary merger macronovae
12.15-12.30 Felix Ryde Manifestation of the jet photosphere in GRB spectra
12.30-13.00 Johan Fynbo The NOT transient explorer
13.00-14.30 Lunch
14.30-15.00 Hiranya Peiris LSST - what will it do for transient science?
15.00-15.30 Ariel Goobar Lensed supernovae - what we can and will learn
15.30-15.45 Emir Karamehmetoglu The hidden very-massive progenitors of stripped envelope supernovae
15.45-16.00 Christoffer Fremling Helium and oxygen in stripped envelope supernovae
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.00 Jason Hessels Uncovering the physical nature of the enigmatic Fast Radio Bursts
17.00-17.15 Ross Church The progenitors of calcium-rich “gap” transients
17.15-17.45 Avishay Gal-Yam Flash spectroscopy
17.45-18.00 Short break
18.00-18.15 Mattia Bulla What do they look like? Pinning down the shape of Type Ia supernovae
18.15-18.30 Anders Nyholm The wrapping and the gift: what interacting supernovae can tell us
18.30-18.45 Serena Falocco X-ray variability of AGN in the XMM-Newton observations of the Chandra deep Field South
19.00 Pizza


  • Josefin Larsson (KTH)
  • Jesper Sollerman (Stockholm University)
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