We are pleased to announce that a workshop on "Transients from compact objects" will be held at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA), Peking University, Beijing during October 15-22, 2017.

We are inviting a group of leading theorists and observers to interact within the framework of a loosely organized workshop, in which much of the time would be devoted to interaction and discussion of the open questions and of the way to address them. The workshop will be focused on timely open questions related to topics, which are and will be rapidly developing thanks to developments in time domain astronomy:

  • The sources of gravitational waves;
  • The sources of fast radio bursts; and
  • The mechanisms of supernova explosions.

‚ÄčThe participation is by invitation. The number of participants is limited, and for others who have interests to join the workshop, please contact Zhuo Li (


Science Organzing Committee:

Subo Dong, Avishay Gal-Yam, Boaz Katz, Doron Kushnir, Zhuo Li, Eran Ofek, Eli Waxman (Chair).