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LSST-LIGO Synergy

By the mid-2020s gravitational wave event detections will have increasing precision locations on the sky. The LIGO+VIRGO+KAGRA 90% error footprints are expected to be on the order of the LSST field of view, for black hole binaries, neutron star black hole binaries, and neutron star binaries -- and the unexpected. With an investment of hours per selected event, LSST will be able to find the electromagnetic counterpart and pass the information quickly on to spectroscopic facilities. This session will consider the unique role of LSST in the new science, and the challenges posed by the many other transients as we push to faint magnitudes. This session will also provide updates, if available, regarding how community input on GW follow-up ToO mini-surveys might be received and evaluated, and potentially how the decision process for GW triggers might be designed and implemented. Please contact session organizer Tony Tyson [tyson AT physics DOT ucdavis DOT edu] with questions, suggestions, or to contribute content to this session.

Organizer: 
Tony Tyson
Day: 
Thursday 08/15
Time Block: 
11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: 
Coronado I

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