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LV-EM Open Forum Telecon - Thursday, 2 April 2020 @14:00 UTC - 07:00 US Pacific
07:00 US Pacific / 09:00 US Central / 10:00 US Eastern / 16:00 CET
The call will be one hour long.
How to join the call
At future calls, we would like to devote some time to hear from non-LVC members. Please suggest presentations or topics.
A good reference for active Observatories, including the GW detectors, is the Treasure Map:
We will hold LVEM telecons through the time between observation period; but the rhythm will be determined by how things progress at the Observatories. We'll keep you posted!
Run summary and plans:
End of run transition
LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA update from the Sites, April 2020
Low-latency alert updates:
Early alerts -- before coalescence -- are a focus of the low-latency group
Internal testing on replay data is proceeding, so that when the machines are running implementation will be rapid
We will keep the LVEM community up to speed through this forum
Upcoming LVC publications based on O3:
Papers about GW190412 (S190412m), GW190814 (S190814bv), and GW190521 (S190521g) - within next several weeks
O3a catalog and a few companion papers - by end of May
Many other searches and O3b catalog - later in 2020
(each about 10')
None this month
Please do let us know if you have a topic which would be appropriate for a short presentation here
Detector status data portal:
Real-time up/down status:
Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo and KAGRA observing run plans
A listing of conferences of interest to LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA, and also MMA topics, is maintained at
-- please let us know if there are meetings we should add and bring to the attention of the LVK Community.
New page format for alerts
LIGO/Virgo Public Alerts User Guide
Questions/ideas on low latency alerts to
Questions/ideas on these Telecons and run planning to David Shoemaker <email@example.com>, Alessio Rocchi <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Shinji Miyoki <email@example.com>
General questions/ideas on LVC-MMA communication and organization to
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