From Multi-Wavelength to Multi-Messenger Astronomy
Albert Kong1*
1Institute of Astronomy, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
* presenting author:Albert Kong, email:akong@phys.nthu.edu.tw
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