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Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge


Dates: 27th- 28th March 2023

We are pleased to announce Kavli Focus Meeting on:

Next Generation Surveys in the Rubin-LSST era.

The meeting will take place in the Hoyle Lecture Theatre on March 27th and 28th, from 9:00 until 15:00, with coffee in the Hoyle Foyer and lunch at Churchill College.

This meeting will focus on bringing together researchers interest in time-domain and static science with the Vera C. Rubin Observatory and surveys adjacent to Rubin-LSST at Cambridge, with the aim of fostering collaboration to learn from ongoing surveys and optimise the science returns from synergies with future surveys in the coming years to decade.

The programme for the two days is:

Preliminary Schedule 

Day 1: 

9:00 Welcome 

9:10 DESI/WEAVE synergies with LSST - Vasily Belokurov

9:40 VISTA AGN science: Lessons learnt for LSST - Richard McMahon PDF

10:10 SN siblings from the Young Supernova Experiment - Sam Ward PDF

10:30 The Impact of Type Ia Supernova Siblings in the Rubin-LSST era - Lisa Kelsey PDF

Coffee 11:00-11:30

11:30 Survey cosmology in the Rubin era  - Hiranya Peiris PDF

12:00 Demographics of the Transient Universe from Large Surveys: from ZTF to LSST - Daniel Perley PDF

12:30 Gravitationally lensed supernovae in the Rubin era - Nikki Arendse PDF

Lunch 13:00-14:00 (Churchill College)

14:15 - 15 Panel Discussion 

Day 2: 

10:00  Alert brokers and discovery in the LSST era - Stephen Smartt PDF

10:30 Searches for Gravitational Waves and associated electromagnetic observations  - Gareth Cabourn Davies PDF

Coffee 11:00-11:30

11:30 4MOST-TIDES: Spectroscopy of legacy and Rubin-LSST transient - Phil Wiseman 

12:00 Hierarchical Bayesian modelling of SN lightcurves: scalability to LSST data - Matthew Grayling PDF

12:30: SKA X LSST synergies in the future  - Eloy de lera Acedo 

Lunch 13:00-14:00 (Churchill College)

14:15 - 15:00 Panel discussion