"The Present and Future of Realtime Multi-Messenger Alerts from AMON"

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 1:00pm
705 Pupin Hall

** Please note the special day for this particle seminar **

Azadeh Keivani

Penn State University

"The Present and Future of Realtime Multi-Messenger Alerts from AMON"

The realization of multi-messenger astrophysics has opened 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 current and future high-energy neutrino, cosmic rays, and gamma rays observatories as well as gravitational wave facilities into a single virtual system, enabling near realtime coincidence searches for multi-messenger astrophysical transients and their electromagnetic counterparts and providing alerts to follow-up observatories. In this talk, I will present the science case, design elements, partner observatories, and status of the AMON project, followed by examples of AMON realtime searches for jointly emitting neutrino+gamma-ray transient sources.