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 +The Radio Time Domain with the Murchison Widefield Array and Beyond
  
 +David Kaplan (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee)
 +
 +Explorations of the radio sky in the time-domain are an exciting
 +frontier in astrophysics,​ and one where new observational capabilities
 +will open up new windows on the universe. As one of a new generation
 +of widefield, low-frequency radio telescopes, the Murchison Widefield
 +Array has enormous potential to conduct blind searches for radio
 +transients. ​ We are working to develop a common framework with the
 +Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) Variables and
 +Slow Transients (VAST) survey to allow real-time transient detection
 +and characterization. I will discuss the expected types of sources
 +that we hope to discover with the full array, explore some of our
 +initial results, and highlight plans for the next generation of
 +facilities.