There is a concern within the TVS/SMWLV community that the LSST u-band coverage may hamper a range of science cases requiring short-wavelength depth and/or variability coverage. This featured prominently at the joint TVS/SMWLV workshop (at the University of Delaware, 2019 October 14-18).
To help organize community feedback on this issue, as well as hopefully provoke development of new metrics/figures-of-merit (and simulation proposals?), we are posting here the link to the informal strategy whitepaper resulting from the UDel TVS/SMWLV discussion. Anyone with the link (below) can contribute to this document: it’s being posted with the intention of provoking input from the science community.
So - input is welcome! If you do make a contribution to this document, please add your name to the author list at the end of the document.
(@sjoert, @mdallora, @jgizis, @fed, @tylerapritchard,@yoachim - please feel free to edit this post if I have misrepresented anything! I will next send this by email to the co-authors I wasn’t able to find on Community.)