Multi-Messenger Astrophysics: The Road (and Roadblocks) Ahead
The recent discoveries of gravitational waves unveiled numerous opportunities in astrophysics, as well as in the study of the cosmos and the laws of physics. With annually improving detectors, gravitational wave observations are set to rapidly expand our horizons in the next years. After introducing the relevant astrophysical sources, I will outline the status, plans and opportunities in multimessenger observations that will broaden our horizon with gravitational waves. In particular, I will discuss the vital role the astronomy and astrophysics communities can play in making gravitational wave and multimessenger observations reach their full potential.