GROWTH Astronomy School 2020
California Institute of Technology
The school is designed to offer a comprehensive training to graduate and advanced undergraduate students in observational techniques and tools for follow up of transient events at X-ray, UV, optical, infrared and radio wavelengths. The school sessions are organized by wavelength range and the format includes a short lecture that introduces the topic followed by an interactive workshop where students will be engaged in data analysis using real data from the LIGO, Keck Observatory in Hawaii, Palomar Observatory in California, the VLA in New Mexico and telescopes in the GROWTH global network of observatories.
We are in the era of multi-messenger astronomy, where we have seen a neutron star merger emit gravitational waves and then light up the entire electromagnetic spectrum on timescales of seconds to years. Having a broad training in observational techniques and data analysis across multiple wavelengths and gravitational waves will equip the next generation of astronomers with the skills to maximize time-domain science.
The astronomy school is part of the education and training program of GROWTH. The lectures and materials from each school are posted online on our website for students and educators.