Multi-wavelength follow-up of fast radio bursts in the era of routine (sub)arcsecond localizations

Talk recordings are available on YouTube.

Workshop group photo CHIME/FRB Outriggers


Paul Cadario Conference Centre
University College, University of Toronto

April 25 and 26, 2023

Registration for the workshop is closed.

With new facilities coming online or being upgraded in the next few years (e.g., DSA-110, the coherent-search upgrade to CRAFT, CHIME/FRB Outriggers) we will start getting hundreds of (sub)arcsecond localizations of fast radio bursts (FRBs) per year. It will likely not be feasible to acquire telescope time to get, e.g., spectroscopic redshifts of all host galaxies or take deep X-ray observations of all nearby sources. It is thus key to strategize with the full astronomy community interested in these sources. This workshop, organized by the CHIME/FRB Collaboration and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, will bring together experts on FRB localization and multi-wavelength followup of transients as well as those interested in using FRBs with redshifts as probes. In this workshop we will discuss current and future capabilities of instruments and come up with strategies to ensure that all scientific goals are met without oversubscribing telescope time.

This will be a two-day meeting with invited plenary talks in the morning and discussions in smaller groups in the afternoon.


  • Jane Kaczmarek (CSIRO)
  • Adam Lanman (McGill)
  • Kenzie Nimmo (MIT)
  • Ziggy Pleunis (chair; UofT)
  • Paul Scholz (UofT)


  • Amanda Cook (UofT)
  • Kara Manovich (UofT)
  • Ayush Pandhi (UofT)
  • Ziggy Pleunis (chair; UofT)
  • Paul Scholz (UofT)



Code of conduct

The organizers are committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. The organizers and participants are committed to following the Dunlap Institute Values Statement and Code of Conduct.


The workshop will take place at the Paul Cadario Conference Centre of the University of Toronto's University College in the middle of the university's downtown ("St. George") campus. This is at 15 King's College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7, Canada.

The conference center is a 11-minute walk from the St. George metro (lines 1 and 2) and an 8-minute walk from Queen's Park metro (line 1).

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The conference will be held in downtown Toronto, which offers a wide variety of accommodation possibilities. We recommend the following hotels:

The Kimpton St. George Hotel
280 Bloor St. W.
The Kimpton St. George Hotel is the closest to the conference venue with a ten-minute walk to the conference site.
Closest TTC Station: St. George Station

Yorkville Royal Sonesta Hotel
220 Bloor St. W.
The Yorkville Royal Sonesta Hotel is approximately a 13-minute walk to the conference site.
Closest TTC Station: St. George Station

Courtyard By Marriot Hotel Toronto Downtown
475 Yonge St.
The Marriot Toronto Downtown is approximately a 15-minute walk to the conference site.
Closest TTC Station: College Station

Eaton Chelsea Hotel
33 Gerrard St. W.
The Eaton Chelsea is approximately a 15-minute walk to the conference site.
Closest TTC Station: College Station


There is no registration fee for this workshop (made possible through generous funding by the Dunlap Insitute for Astronomy & Astrophysics). We encourage everyone to join in person but this is a hybrid meeting with the possibility of participating remotely as well.

Registration is closed.

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