DECam Community Science Workshop 2018: Science Highlights, Coming Opportunities, LSST Synergies
May 21-22, 2018 • Tucson, Arizona
Multi-messenger Astronomy with DECam [30.64 MB PDF]
The exciting prospect of new wealth of information arising from the first observations of gravitational and electromagnetic radiation from the same astrophysical phenomena, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) has established a search and discovery program for the optical transients associated with LIGO/Virgo events using the Dark Energy Camera (DECam). This talk presents the discovery of the optical transient associated with the neutron star merger GW170817 using DECam and discusses its implications for the role of DECam in this emerging field of multi-messenger cosmology with gravitational waves and optical data.
Authors: Marcelle Soares-Santos