GRANDMA: A NETWORK TO COORDINATE THEM ALL

S. Agayeva, S. Alishov, S. Antier, V. R. Ayvazian, J. M. Bai, A. Baransky, K. Barynova, S. Basa, S. Beradze, E. Bertin, J. Berthier, M. Blažek, M. Boër, O. Burkhonov, A. Burrell, A. Cailleau, B. Chabert, J. C. Chen, N. Christensen, A. ColeiroD. Corre, M. W. Coughlin, D. Coward, H. Crisp, C. Delattre, T. Dietrich, J. G. Ducoin, P. A. Duverne, L. Eymar, P. Fock-Hang, B. Gendre, P. Hello, E. J. Howell, R. Ya Inasaridze, N. Ismailov, D. A. Kann, G. V. Kapanadze, S. Karpov, A. Klotz, N. Kochiashvili, C. Lachaud, N. Leroy, A. Le Van Su, W. X. Li, W. L. Lin, P. Lognone, G. Marchal-Duval, R. Marron, M. Mašek, J. Mo, J. Moore, D. Morris, R. Natsvlishvili, K. Noysena, N. B. Orange, S. Perrigault, A. Peyrot, M. Prouza, T. Sadibekova, D. Samadov, A. Simon, C. Stachie, J. P. Teng, P. Thierry, C. C. Thöne, Y. Tillayev, D. Turpin, A. de Ugarte Postigo, F. Vachier, M. Vardosanidze, V. Vasylenko, Z. Vidadi, C. J. Wang, X. F. Wang, S. Y. Yan, J. C. Zhang, J. J. Zhang, X. H. Zhang

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Abstract

GRANDMA is an international project that coordinates telescope observations of transient sources with large localization uncertainties. Such sources include gravitational wave events, gamma-ray bursts and neutrino events. GRANDMA currently coordinates 25 telescopes (70 scientists), with the aim of optimizing the imaging strategy to maximize the probability of identifying an optical counterpart of a transient source. This paper describes the motivation for the project, organizational structure, methodology and initial results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-205
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
Volume53
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Event6th Workshop on Robotic Autonomous Observatories, RMxAC 2021 - Mazagon, Huelva, Spain
Duration: Sep 30 2019Oct 4 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgments: Parts of this research were conducted by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), through project number CE170100004. AdUP and CCT acknowledge support from Ramón y Cajal fellowships RyC-2012-09975 and RyC-2012-09984 and the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through project AYA2017-89384-P. DAK acknowledges support from the Spanish research project AYA2017-89384-P and RTI2018-098104-J-I00 (GRBPhot). DM, and NBO acknowledge support from NASA-MUREP-MIRO grant NNX15AP95A, and NSF EiR AST Award 1901296. DT is supported by the CNES Postdoctoral Fellowship at Laboratoire AIM/CEA-Saclay. MB acknowledges funding as “personal tecnico de apoyo” under fellowship number PTA2016-13192-I. MC is supported by the David and Ellen Lee Postdoctoral Fellowship at the California Institute of Technology. MP, SK and MM are supported by European Structural and Investment Fund and the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (Projects CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16 013/0001402, CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16 013/0001403 and CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/15 003/0000437). RYaI, VRA and GVK are supported by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, grant No RF-18-1193. SA is supported by the CNES Postdoctoral Fellowship at Laboratoire AstroParticule et Cosmologie. SA, AC, CL and RM acknowledge the financial support of the UnivEarthS Labex program at Sorbonne Paris Cité (ANR-10-LABX-0023 and ANR-11-IDEX-0005-02). SA and NL acknowledge the financial support of the Programme National Hautes Energies (PNHE). IRiS has been carried out thanks to the support of the OCEVU Labex (ANR-11-LABX-0060) and the A*MIDEX project (ANR-11-IDEX-0001-02) funded by the “Investisse- ments d’Avenir” French government program. IRiS and T120 thank all the Observatoire de Haute-Provence staff for the permanent support. TAROT has been built with the support of the Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers, CNRS, France. TAROT is funded by the CNES and thanks the help of the technical staff of the Observatoire de Haute Provence, OSU-Pytheas.

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© 2021: Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Keywords

  • gravitational waves
  • telescopes

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