Rise of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

An article entitled “Rise of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics Enabled by Growing Collaborative Infrastructure” by FYI, the science policy news from API, mentions AMON in the context of the recent LIGO/Virgo press event: “This week’s announcement may also accelerate efforts not built around gravitational wave triggers. The NSF-funded Astrophysical Multi-messenger Observatory Network (AMON) at Penn State University […]

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AMON talks at IPA2017

AMON will present two talks at the IceCube Particle Astrophysics (IPA) Symposium, which takes place in Madison, Wisconsin, May 8-10, 2017. On May 9, Azadeh Keivani and James DeLaunay will present two AMON talks in the Multi-messenger session at 16:30-18:00 pm. Azadeh will talk about AMON Status Report: Realtime Alerts and Archival Studies and Jimmy […]

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Talk at the Museum of Natural History

On April 14, 2017, Azadeh Keivani was invited to give a talk at the American Museum of Natural History. In this talk, Azadeh introduced AMON, its science case, design elements, partner observatories, and the status of the project to the bright scientists at the museum’s department of astrophysics. Among the audience, there was Galileo Galilei, listening […]

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Talk by Jimmy at IGC

On Monday April 10th, Jimmy DeLaunay was invited to talk about AMON at the Primordial Universe and Gravity (PUG) seminar series, hosted by the IGC. He gave an overview of the motivations for and current status of multimessenger astronomy, including details about the search for cosmic particle accelerators and IceCube’s recent discovery of the diffuse […]

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Talk by Azadeh at Goddard

On April 7, 2017, Azadeh Keivani was invited to present AMON at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Her talk focused on the recent results of AMON realtime and archival analysis. The presence of Swift and Fermi scientists in the audience created interesting discussions about followup observations of the two NASA satellites as well as brainstorming ideas for […]

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5th AMON Workshop: two mini-workshops

AMON will hold two mini-workshops this year: the first one follows the “Physics and Astrophysics at the Extreme Workshop” at Penn State on Dec. 3, 2016 and the second follows the “HAP Workshop: Monitoring the Non-Thermal Universe” in Cochem, Germany on Dec. 10, 2016. To find more information about these workshops, visit the 5th AMON Workshop page.

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TEDxPSU – Catching the Fastest Particles in the Universe

What are ultra-high energy cosmic rays? Where do they originate? How do they get accelerated? Why should we care, and how might answering these fundamental physics questions improve our quality of life? Prof. Miguel Mostafá, the PI of AMON, answers these questions, in this entertaining TEDxPSU talk. Targeted at non-physicists, but equally thought provoking for […]

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LIGO detects gravitational waves

AMON would like to congratulate Prof. Chad Hanna, and his team for their contribution to the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes, with LIGO! Chad, currently assistant professor of physics at Penn State, is the co-chair of the compact binary coalescence working group  in LIGO. In addition Chad, and graduate student Cody Messick, are […]

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AMON receives Swift Cycle 12 Award

Congratulations to Azadeh Keivani and the AMON team for a successful Swift Cycle 12 guest investigator proposal! The proposal, “Seeking the sources of the highest-energy IceCube neutrinos with Swift,” provides Keivani and her co-investigators access to Swift observing time.  Each time IceCube detects a track-like High-Energy Starting Event, which has a high probability of having […]

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