ICCP9 meeting

Our ICCP9 session will take place at NUS on January 9, 2015. The title of the ICCP9 session “Global Observatories and New Discoveries in Time-Domain Astronomy and Astrophysics” and will include talks on time-domain astronomy and worldwide networks of telescopes from leading astrophysicists from Caltech, IUCAA, and Taiwan, as well as talks from Yale-NUS College students and faculty.

Confirmed participants include:

Dr. Phil Choi – Pomona College. “The New KAPAO Adaptive Optics System.” Dr. Choi is an Associate Professor at Pomona College in Claremont CA. He and his students have developed a new adaptive optics system for the Table Mountain 1-meter telescope. http://pages.pomona.edu/~pic04747/

Dr. Myungshin Im – Seoul National University “Observational Study of Transients at Seoul National University.”  Dr. Im is the Director of the Center for the Exploration of the Origin of the Universe (CEOU) and a Professor in the Astronomy Program at Seoul National University. http://astro.snu.ac.kr/~mim/

Dr. Mansi Kasliwal – Carnegie Observatories/California Institute of Technology, “Transients in the Local Universe” Dr. Kasliwal is the PI for a new NSF grant for global observatories and a collaborator on a recently funded ZTF grant to Caltech known as the “Zwicky transient Factory.” Dr. Kaliwal will be presenting via video link. http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~mansi/research.html

Dr. Andrea Richichi – National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) “High-Time resolution capabilities at the Thai National Observatory
and results” http://www.andrearichichi.com/work/index.html

Dr. Varun Bhalero – IUCAA, Pune, India, “Astronomical Instrumentation for Discoveries in Time-Domain Astrophysics” and will also be giving a talk by Skype. http://www.iucaa.ernet.in/~varunb/Research/Research.html

Prof. Chow Choong Ngeow, NCU, Taiwan, “Operation and Science Highlights for Lulin Observatory (Taiwan)” –http://www.astro.ncu.edu.tw/people/faculty_bio.php?id=6

Prof. Bryan Penprase – Yale-NUS College and Pomona College – “Observing Capabilities of the Pomona College 1-meter and Brackett Observatories for Transient Followup”    http://www.astronomy.pomona.edu/bpenprase/

Mr. Redzuan Mohammed – Langkawi National Observatory, Ankasa – “The Malaysian Langkawi National Observatory and its Capabilities” – http://www2.angkasa.gov.my/langkawi_observatory/

The schedule is posted on our site, and will be updated as we get additional confirmed speakers!