12-20 July 2017
BEXCO
Asia/Seoul timezone
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Contribution

BEXCO - Room F(201/202/203/204)

[GA161] Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON): Science, Infrastructure, and Status

Speakers

  • Azadeh KEIVANI

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Description

The realization of multimessenger astrophysics will open up a new field of exploration of the most energetic phenomena in the universe. Messenger particles of all four of nature’s fundamental forces reach detectors on the ground and satellites in space. Finding coincident signals from these experiments in realtime will help us explore their sources. The Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON) links multiple high-energy neutrino, cosmic ray, and gamma ray observatories as well as gravitational wave facilities into a single virtual system, enabling near realtime coincidence searches for multimessenger astrophysical transients and their electromagnetic counterparts and providing alerts to followup observatories. The science case, design elements, partner observatories, and status of the AMON project are presented, followed by recent results of AMON realtime and archival analyses.