Oct 13 – 14, 2022
Dep. of Physics of the University of Coimbra
Europe/Lisbon timezone
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The main goal of this meeting is to discuss phenomena related to transient sky, in the framework of Gaia (ESA) data. Gaia mission is an all-sky survey, that has been obtaining multi-epoch data for a range of objects (from solar system to extragalactic ones), the data having superb astrometric accuracy. Gaia mission can detect rapid to slowly transient phenomena, in scales of seconds, hours, weeks or years.

In this meeting we aim to discuss the latest results related to variable phenomena.  There will be presentations on Gaia mission updates, including the Gaia alerts and detection issues (models, calibrations, systematics). Scientific program includes sessions on regular variable stars, supernovae and local cosmology,  tidal disruption events, GW events, AGN variability and its impact on the definition of the celestial reference frames. We will also discuss the synergies between Gaia and  near future facilities like EUCLID (ESA), PLATO (ESA), Rubin and SKA Observatory.

The meeting is part of the project “Revealing the Milky Way with Gaia” (MW-Gaia) funded by a COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Union action.    


Sonia Antón (chair Univ. Coimbra)
Gisella Clementini (INAF-OA Bologna)
Alexandre Correia (Univ. Coimbra)
Mariateresa Crosta (INAF-OA Turin)
Andreja Gomboc (Univ. Nova Gorica)
Constança Providência (Univ. Coimbra)
Nicholas Walton (IoA-Cambridge)

Sonia Antón (Univ. Coimbra)
Alexandre Correia (Univ. Coimbra)
Inês Ferreira (Univ. Coimbra)
Gabriela Lapa (Univ. Coimbra)

Dep. of Physics of the University of Coimbra
Rua Larga, Coimbra, Portugal
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