The Deep and Transient Universe in the SVOM Era: New Challenges and Opportunities.

Europe/Paris
Les Houches

Les Houches

Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
Description

 

Dear colleagues,

We successfully completed the SVOM System Requirements Review at the end of June. It was an important milestone for the project, where we started to introduce the idea of an evolution of the mission over its lifetime.

Following the Swift example, the time devoted for the Targets of Opportunity observations will increase and SVOM will now be presented as a multi-wavelength mission devoted to the transient sky. This will be done, of course, preserving all the GRB related goals of SVOM.

In order to promote the mission and to inform the scientific community we plan to write a SVOM white paper. This paper should be ready for the SVOM Preliminary Design Review to be held in June next year. With the goal to prepare the first draft of this paper we plan to organize a workshop at Chamonix Mont-Blanc (Ecole des Houches; http://houches.ujf-grenoble.fr) next year from April 10 to April 15. The title of the workshop is: The Deep and Transient Universe in the SVOM Era: New Challenges and Opportunities. This workshop will also be a great opportunity to gather the SVOM science community for the first time.

NEWS

Thanks again for your participation in this successful workshop.

All presentations are now on line and available for consultation here

The pictures of the workshop are available here

The first version of the White Paper is available here

Participants
  • Alan Watson
  • Aleksandra Gros
  • Andrea Goldwurm
  • Armelle Bajat
  • Arnaud Claret
  • Arne Rau
  • Bertrand Cordier
  • Christian GOUIFFES
  • Cyril Lachaud
  • Damien Dornic
  • Diego Gotz
  • Dong Xu
  • elisabeth vangioni
  • Emanuele Perinati
  • EMERIC LE FLOC'H
  • EN-WEI LIANG
  • Fabien Grise
  • Fayin Wang
  • François GONZALEZ
  • Frédéric Daigne
  • Frédéric Piron
  • Giulia Migliori
  • he gao
  • HOUJUN Lyu
  • Jacques PAUL
  • Jean-Luc ATTEIA
  • Jerome Rodriguez
  • Jianyan Wei
  • Jing Wang
  • Julian Osborne
  • Jérôme Guilet
  • Karine Mercier
  • Laura Gosset
  • laurent Bouchet
  • Liping Xin
  • Maohai Huang
  • Maria Grazia Bernardini
  • Martine Jouret
  • Neil Gehrels
  • Nial Tanvir
  • Nicolas Leroy
  • Olivier La Marle
  • Patrick Petitjean
  • PAUL O'BRIEN
  • Pierre Antilogus
  • Richard Willingale
  • Robert Mochkovitch
  • Samuel Boissier
  • Sarah ANTIER
  • Shuang-Nan Zhang
  • Shunjing Yu
  • Souchen Li
  • Stephane Basa
  • Stéphane Schanne
  • Susanna Vergani
  • Thierry Foglizzo
  • Vadim Burwitz
  • Volker Beckmann
  • Wenfei Yu
  • William Lee
  • Xianggao Wang
  • Xuefeng Wu
  • Xuhui HAN
  • Yonghe ZHANG
  • Yulei QIU
  • Yun-Wei Yu
    • 10:00 12:30
      Introduction Amphitheater

      Amphitheater

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      Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
      • 10:00
        Welcome 20m
        Speaker: Dr JACQUES PAUL (CEA)
        Transparents
      • 10:20
        Overview od the Swift results, advises for SVOM 40m
        Speaker: Dr Neil Gehrels (GSFC)
        Slides
      • 11:00
        LSST, strategies for transients 50m
        Speaker: Pierre Antilogus (LPNHE)
        Transparents
      • 11:50
        GW detection and alerts dissemination 40m
        Speaker: Dr Nicolas Leroy (LAL IN2P3/CNRS)
        Transparents
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:10
      Context of the SVOM mission
      • 14:00
        The time domain astrophysics: the discovery space after Swift 40m
        Speakers: Prof. Bing Zhang (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Prof. PAUL O'BRIEN (UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER)
        Slides
      • 14:40
        The astronomical panorama in 2020 30m
        Speakers: Jean-Luc ATTEIA (IRAP - CNRS/UPS), Prof. Shuang-Nan Zhang (Institute of High Energy Physics)
        Transparents
    • 15:10 15:50
      Coffee Break 40m
    • 15:50 18:45
      SVOM Mission
      Convener: Dr Stéphane Schanne (CEA Saclay)
      • 15:50
        SVOM mission profile 35m
        Speaker: Dr Bertrand Cordier (CEA-Irfu/Service d'astrophysique)
        Transparents
        Video
      • 16:25
        Instrument characteristics : ECLAIRS 15m
        Speaker: Jean-Luc ATTEIA (IRAP - CNRS/UPS)
        Transparents
      • 16:40
        Instrument characteristics : GRM 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Shuang-Nan Zhang (Institute of High Energy Physics)
        Transparents
      • 17:00
        Instrument characteristics : GWACS 15m
        Speaker: Dr Jianyan Wei (NAOC)
        Transparents
      • 17:15
        Instrument characteristics : MXT 15m
        Speaker: Dr Diego Gotz (CEA Saclay)
        Slides
      • 17:30
        Instrument characteristics : VT 15m
        Speaker: Dr Yulei Qiu (NAOC)
        Transparents
      • 17:45
        Instruments characteristics : F-GFT 15m
        Speaker: Dr Stephane Basa (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille)
        Transparents
      • 18:00
        Instrument characteristics : C-GFT 15m
        Speaker: Dr Liping Xin (NAOC, CAS)
        Transparents
      • 18:15
        ECLAIRs-GRM system 15m
        Speaker: Dr Maria Grazia Bernardini (LUPM - Université Montpellier)
        Transparents
      • 18:30
        The SVOM scientific ground segment 15m
        Speaker: Prof. Maohai Huang (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS)
        Slides
    • 19:00 19:30
      Welcome Cocktail Bar

      Bar

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      Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
      Convener: Dr Bertrand Cordier (CEA-Irfu/Service d'astrophysique)
    • 21:30 22:30
      Dinner Restaurant

      Restaurant

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      Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
      Convener: Dr Stéphane Schanne (CEA Saclay)
    • 09:00 18:00
      SVOM advances on GRB science: Core Program Amphitheater

      Amphitheater

      Les Houches

      Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
      Convener: Dr Diego Gotz (CEA Saclay)
      • 09:00
        The population of classical long GRBs: physical mechanisms & The diversity of stellar explosions 1h 10m Amphitheater

        Amphitheater

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        Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
        Speakers: Prof. Bing Zhang (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Frédéric Daigne (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris - Université Pierre et Marie Curie), Dr Robert Mochkovitch (IAP), Dr Yong-Feng Huang (NJU)
        Slides
      • 10:10
        Coffee Break 20m Amphitheater (Les Houches)

        Amphitheater

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      • 10:30
        The population of short GRBs 45m Amphitheater

        Amphitheater

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        Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
        Speakers: Dr He Gao (BNU), Prof. Julian Osborne (University of Leicester), Dr Li-Xin Li (PKU)
        Slides
      • 11:15
        The population of classical long GRBs: characterization of the population 35m Amphitheater

        Amphitheater

        Les Houches

        Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
        Speakers: Prof. En-Wei Liang (GXU), Susanna Vergani (CNRS-Observatoire de Paris), Dr Yun-Wei YU (CCNU)
        Slides
      • 11:50
        GRBs as particle accelerator 25m Amphitheater

        Amphitheater

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        Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
        Speakers: Mr Damien Dornic (CPPM), Dr Xiang-Yu Wang (NJU), Dr Zhuo Li (PKU)
        Transparents
      • 12:15
        Workshop Photo 10m Outside ()

        Outside

        Speaker: Dr Volker Beckmann (APC, FACe)
        Photo
      • 12:30
        Lunch 1h 30m Restaurant (Les Houches)

        Restaurant

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        Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
      • 14:00
        GRBs at high redshift 40m Amphitheater

        Amphitheater

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        Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
        Speakers: Prof. En-Wei Liang (GXU), Dr Stephane Basa (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille), Dr Xue-Feng Wu (PMO)
        Transparents
      • 14:40
        GRBs to study the evolution of star formation 40m Amphitheater

        Amphitheater

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        Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
        Speakers: Dr Fa-Yin Wang (NJU), Dr Samuel Boissier (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille)
        Transparents
      • 15:20
        GRBs to study galaxies 40m Amphitheater

        Amphitheater

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        Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
        Speaker: Mr EMERIC LE FLOC'H (CEA)
        Transparents
      • 16:00
        Coffee Break 20m Amphitheater (Les Houches)

        Amphitheater

        Les Houches

        Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
      • 16:20
        Absorption spectroscopy on the line of sight of GRBs 40m Amphitheater

        Amphitheater

        Les Houches

        Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
        Speakers: Dr Jing wang (NAOC), Mr Patrick Petitjean (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)
        Transparents
      • 17:00
        GRB as standard rulers 40m Amphitheater

        Amphitheater

        Les Houches

        Ecole de Physique des Houches La Côte des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches FRANCE
        Speakers: Dr Stephane Basa (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille), Dr Zi-Gao Dai (NJU)
        Transparents
    • 09:00 10:40
      SVOM advances on rapid follow-up observations: ToO Program
      • 09:00
        Search for SVOM counterparts on multi-wavelength triggers 35m
        Speakers: Dr Dong Xu (NAOC), Dr Li-Ping Xin (NAOC), Prof. PAUL O'BRIEN (UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER)
        Slides
      • 09:35
        Search for SVOM counterparts on multi-messenger triggers 55m
        Speakers: Dr Cyril Lachaud (APC / Univ. Paris Diderot), Dr Xiang-Gao Wang (GXU)
        Slides
    • 10:40 11:00
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 11:00 14:30
      SVOM advances on observatory science: General Program
      • 11:00
        Active Galactic Nuclei 40m
        Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) appear as bright, persistent and variable, hard X-ray emitters. They are important for our understanding of the evolution of structures in the Universe and to study the accretion history of the cosmos. ECLAIRs will observe ~50% of the sky, far away from the Galactic Plane 0.5 mCrab flux limit at 4-150 keV after one year, 100-200 AGN expected (~400 AGN after 5 years, 0.2 mCrab flux limit). This will be the first all (half)-sky survey in the 10-20 keV domain, important for continuum studies and Cosmic X-ray Background modeling. The 4-150 keV band ideal to study effects of Compton reflection on the AGN continuum, with little influence by absorption in the line of sight. In terms of beamed AGN, sources like Mrk 501, Mrk 421, 3C 454.3 and potentially new flaring blazars will be prominent SVOM targets, providing rich X-ray and optical data. MXT and VT will be important for AGN target of opportunity studies, allowing to further constrain the spectral energy distribution. Important synergy with simultaneous LSST and Euclid large scale surveys, i.e. to follow-up on AGN in outburst, and the hunt for electromagnetic counter parts of gravitational wave sources and neutrino emitters will present another important domain of research. Finally, MXT and VT can observe infall of matter onto AGN cores in the case of tidal disruption events, e.g. triggered by flux increase observed in ECLAIRs.
        Speakers: Dr Volker Beckmann (APC, FACe), Dr Xin-Lin Zhou (NAOC)
        Slides
        summary
      • 11:40
        Other extragalactic sources 25m
        Speakers: Dr Fabien Grise (Observatoire de Strasbourg), Dr Hua Feng (Tsinghua), Dr Natalie Webb (IRAP), Dr Xin-Lin Zhou (NAOC)
        Transparents
      • 12:05
        Galactic sources 40m
        Speakers: Dr Jerome Rodriguez (CEA - Service d'Astrophysique), Prof. Shuang-Nan Zhang (Institute of High Energy Physics), Dr Wen-Fei Yu (SHAO)
        Transparents
      • 14:00
        Miscellaneous topics 20m
        Speaker: Dr Andrea Goldwurm (CEA/IRFU/SAp-Saclay & APC-Paris)
        Transparents
    • 13:00 14:00
      Lunch 1h
    • 14:20 23:35
      Writing Workshop
      • 14:30
        Wriying workshop organization 15m
        Speaker: Dr Bertrand Cordier (CEA-Irfu/Service d'astrophysique)
        Transparents
      • 14:45
        GRB 3h 15m
        Speaker: Frédéric Daigne (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris - Université Pierre et Marie Curie)
      • 14:45
        GRBs and the high-redshift Universe 3h 15m poster room ()

        poster room

        Speaker: Mr Patrick Petitjean (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)
      • 14:45
        Observatory Science 3h 15m Organisers Room ()

        Organisers Room

        Speakers: Dr Andrea Goldwurm (CEA/IRFU/SAp-Saclay & APC-Paris), Dr Jerome Rodriguez (CEA - Service d'Astrophysique), Dr Volker Beckmann (APC, FACe)
      • 14:45
        ToO 3h 15m Bar ()

        Bar

        Speaker: Dr Cyril Lachaud (APC / Univ. Paris Diderot)
    • 10:00 13:20
      Wrap-Up: First draft of the white paper
      • 10:00
        Conclusion 30m
        Speaker: Dr JACQUES PAUL (CEA)
        Transparents
      • 10:30
        SVOM instrumentation 10m
        Speaker: Dr Stéphane Schanne (CEA Saclay)
        Transparents
      • 10:40
        GRB phenomenon 10m
        Speaker: Prof. Julian Osborne (University of Leicester)
        Transparents
      • 10:50
        GRB and High redshift universe 10m
        Speaker: Prof. Nial Tanvir (University of Leicester)
        Transparents
      • 11:00
        ToOs 10m
        Speaker: Dr Cyril Lachaud (APC / Univ. Paris Diderot)
        Transparents
      • 11:10
        Observatory science 10m
        Speaker: Dr Jerome Rodriguez (CEA - Service d'Astrophysique)
        Transparents
      • 11:20
        Next SVOM workshop 20m
        Speaker: Dr Jianyan Wei (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS, China)
        Transparents
    • 13:30 15:00
      Bus to Geneva Airport