From Multi-Wavelength to Multi-Messenger Astronomy
Albert Kong1*
1Institute of Astronomy, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
* presenting author:Albert Kong,
In the past decades, astronomers have been making many ground breaking discoveries by using different kinds of telescopes across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. These telescopes cover from radio, optical, infrared, X-ray to gamma-ray wavelengths with high spatial and spectral resolution, allowing us to study various physical processes of our universe. In this talk, I will first introduce our recent researches on compact objects including pulsars and black holes based on a multi-wavelength approach. Our primary objective is to study their emissions between GHz and GeV by using ground-based observing facilities as well as space-based high-energy detectors. In particular, I will focus on the observing facilities supported by Taiwan. Since the discovery of gravitational waves in late-2015, we are now in an era of multi-messenger astronomy. I will briefly discuss how it transforms our ways to understand the universe and our future multi-messenger observing strategy to unlock the mysteries of gravitational waves.

Keywords: Observational astronomy, Neutron stars, Black holes