In this short conference hosted by the NYUAD Center for Astrophysics and Space Science (CASS), research presentations will be given on the topic of time-resolved observations of objects in galaxies that vary. Galaxies are relatively stable structures over millions (but possibly not billions) of years. However, galaxies are teeming with erratically variable sources. This zoo of flickering, pulsating, dipping, flaring, and oscillating objects provide a wealth of information about exotic objects in our galaxy and others. In this workshop, many of these variable sources will be discussed. From relatively normal stars to compact objects such as black holes and neutron stars, these objects vary on accessible timescales from milliseconds to decades and longer. Reviews will be given by world experts on pulsars, fast radio bursts (FRBs), and X-ray binaries (XRBs). Recent research on objects such as pulsating stars, ultracompact binaries, active Galactic nuclei (AGN), and magnetars will be presented, as well as X-ray telescopes and instrumentation. An informal, discussion-oriented atmosphere is encouraged.

Image credit: ESO/L. Calçada

Invited Speakers

  • Diego Altamirano, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Montse Armas Padilla, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Tenerife, Spain
  • Peter Boorman, Caltech, United States
  • Jason Hessels, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Alaa Ibrahim, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
  • Antonios Manousakis, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Teo Muñoz-Darias, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Tenerife, Spain
  • Reham Moustafa, Fayoum University, Egypt

Scientific Organizing Committee 

  • Joseph Gelfand
  • Andrea Macció
  • Dave Russell
  • Ingyin Zaw

Local Organizing Committee

  • Moe Abbas
  • Bianca Arkeen
  • Mandy Mudhar
  • Payaswini Saikia
  • Sandeep Rout
  • Kevin Alabarta
  • Changhyun Cho

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