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Enabling Multi-Messenger Astrophysics in the Big Data Era Workshop

Event Description

Stellar deaths and their afterlives are laboratories that test fundamental physics through astrophysics. The advent of extremely wide-field surveys will revolutionize this field, and we will be able to probe new time and energy scales. The community will need to build new infrastructure and change existing paradigms to maximize the science return of these facilities. This workshop will connect scientists with expertise in multi-messenger astrophysics with statisticians, data scientists, and software developers. Together, they will highlight what infrastructure exists, identify how these pieces may be connected together into a larger ecosystem, and develop a roadmap to prepare for future surveys.

Invited Speakers


The workshop will begin with registration at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019. You can refer to the downloadable agenda or the agenda overview below for more details.

Daily Event Schedule:

Day Date Event Time
Thursday April 25, 2019 Registration/Workshop 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday April 26, 2019 Workshop 8:30am - 5:00pm

Event Details

The workshop will begin with registration at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Conference Booklet

Registration Fee: $150.00 USD (includes breakfast and light refreshments mid-morning and afternoon)

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019

To Register for this Event: Registration URL:

To Submit Talk/Poster Abstract: Please submit completed Abstract Submission form found here:

Abstract Submittal Ends: February 1, 2019

!!New!! Abstract Submission Deadline for those affected by the government shutdown: February 8, 2019

Decisions on Contributed Talks/Posters Will be Sent to Submitters: March 1, 2019


Science Organizing Committee:

Workshop Coordinator:


STScI has reserved a block of rooms at the Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade, a hotel within walking distance of STScI. A special group rate of $149.00 per night (plus 15.5% applicable taxes) for workshop participants will be offered until March 25, 2019 or until all of the rooms are filled.

To make reservations at the Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade, you may contact the hotel directly at 410-235-5400 and give the group code EMM to your reservationists. Online reservations can be made by following the webpage address below.

The group Code is: EMM

Web address:
Group Name: STSCI EMMA Workshop
Group Code: EMM
Check-in: 24-APR-2019
Check-out: 27-APR-2019
Hotel Name: Inn at The Colonnade Baltimore - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Hotel Address: 4 West University Parkway
Baltimore, Maryland
Phone Number: 410-235-5400

Online reservations can only be made if your stay dates fall within Check-in and Check-out dates noted above. If stay period is outside these dates, you must call hotel to make your reservation. Please call workshop coordinator if a problem occurs regarding booking a room.

Space permitting, workshop talks are open to faculty and staff from all local (Maryland & Washington DC) institutions without registering. Unregistered participants are asked to refrain from sampling the refreshments.