Multi-messenger/wavelength Astrophysics

This school has been postponed due to the outbreak of corona virus (COVID-19). We hope to reschedule it to a later time. You will find information on the new time for this school on this website when we have confirmed the plans.

Are you an optical/IR astronomer interested in multi-messenger astrophysics or on observations at other wavebands? Then the OPTICON School 'Multi-messenger/wavelength astrophysics' is for you. The school will take place at the Department of Physics in Durham University, UK.

With the existing and planned large astronomical research infrastructure at other wavebands than optical and infra-red (e.g., XMM-Newton, HST, ALMA, Square Kilometre Array, Cherenkov Telescope Array) the importance of multi-wavelength studies has greatly increased. At the same time, the recent detection of gravitational waves, and their optical counter parts, have really set focus on multi-messenger astrophysics. This is further enhanced by the neutrinos detected from astronomical sources, and the regular use of high energy gamma-rays in astrophysical research. In this school we will cover all the electromagnetic radiation from high energy gamma-rays to radio, and also include gravitational wave and neutrino astrophysics.

This school is aimed at optical and infrared astronomers who want to learn more about observations at other wavebands and messengers. The main focus is on PhD students, but also MSc students and young postdocs are concidered.