Feb 18 – 20, 2020
Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino
Europe/Madrid timezone

The Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (Vera C. Rubin) will scan the entire Southern sky in a few nights with optical and near-infrared filters, to search for variable and transient phenomena. Vera C. Rubin will provide a 10 years, multiband monitoring of quasars and of about 2000 already known blazars. It will allow us to discover many other faint new AGN, both at low and high redshift. It is therefore of fundamental importance to prepare the Italian community that it is interested to contribute at the Vera C. Rubin project to the exploitation of this mine of data.

Full access to the proprietary data from the Vera C. Rubin survey will be granted to the American and Chilean community. The Italian community, with the INAF endorsement, is proposing an agreement to define in-kind contributions to Vera C. Rubin in exchange for a certain number of named Principal Investigators (PIs) with data rights. In this spirit, we would like to bring together people from the Italian community interested to work with Vera C. Rubin observation of AGN (Blazars in particular) for a three days brain-storming at the Torino Observatory. In detail, we will discuss during the workshop:

1) Do we really need full data right access to carry out our scientific project?
2) What are the best data analysis techniques to reach our goals?
3) What can we offer to the US scientific community as in-kind to obtain full Vera C. Rubin data rights?


Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino
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