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  • Young Variables and Transients with GAIA - Identification and Follow-up

    Half-day meeting at Liverpool John Moores University

    When:

    Wednesday, 5th March 2014
    11.00 am until 4.00 pm

    Where:

    Astrophysics Research Institute
    Liverpool John Moores University
    Liverpool Science Park - ic2 Building
    146 Brownlow Hill
    Liverpool, L3 5RF M
    United Kingdom

    Contact:

    Chris Davis
    Tel: UK+(0)151 231 2914
    Cell: 07546 206 924
    Email: c.j.davis@ljmu.ac.uk

    We propose a half-day meeting to discuss the observations needed to characterise the very active young variables and transients (FU Ori stars, EXors, T Tauri stars and YSOs in outburst, etc.) that are likely to be found in current and upcoming surveys, most notably GAIA and VVV. The primary goal of this first meeting is to establish how best to identify and subsequently react to young transients. Although the format of the meeting is open, a few talks are planned to stimulate discussion. These include a GAIA-transients status update (Hodgkin), a review of recent results from the VVV survey (Lucas), a few words on how the supernova community do it (Bersier,Fraser), plus one or two short presentations from existing YSO monitoring projects (Scholz, Naylor). A round-the-table discussion is proposed for the afternoon of the meeting.