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SIM Science Studies Workshop - Sheraton Pasadena


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Wednesday, September 24

9:00 AM Welcome (C. Beichman/S. Unwin)

9:10 AM SIM Science Studies Construct: Why are you here? (S. Unwin)

9:25 AM Project Introduction & Description (J. Marr)

9:55 AM How does SIM work 1?: Hardware (J. Goullioud)

10:25 AM How does SIM work 2?: Operations (S. Unwin)

10:45 AM coffee break

11:10 AM How does SIM work 3?: Data Analysis (D. Murphy/D. Meier)

11:30 AM How does SIM work 4?: Grid & Reference Frames (V. Makarov)

11:50 AM Detection of Planets Using Narrow Angle Data (J. Catanzarite)

12:05 Lunch (on own)

1:40 PM Summary of Key Projects: Planets (G. Marcy) coffee & snacks available

2:25 PM S. Gaudi (Ohio State) - Measuring the Astrometric Signature of Transiting Planets with SIM

2:40 PM M. Kaplinghat (UC Irvine) - Determining the Nature of Dark Matter Using Proper Motions of Stars in the Milky Way Satellites

3:10 PM Leave for JPL testbed tour

~5:15 PM Return to Sheraton

Thursday, September 25

9:00 AM Summary of Key Projects: Stellar Astrophysics (A. Boden)

9:45 AM J. Holberg (U of Arizona) - A Novel SIM-Based Technique for the Precise Determination of Absolute Stellar Fluxes

10:00 AM A. Kraus (Caltech) - The Dynamical Legacy of Star Formation

10:15 AM S. Ridgway (NOAO) - Stellar Astrophysics with SIM and Optical Long Baseline Interferometry

10:30 AM W.-C. Jao (Georgia State U) - Parallax Observations of Local Supergiants

11:05 AM D. Gelino (Caltech/NExScI) - Determining How the True Reflex Motions and Dynamical Orbits for Interacting Binaries Depend on Photocenter Contamination

11:20 AM J. Tomsick (UC Berkeley) - How Well Can SIM Measure Parameters of Neutron Star and Black Hole Binaries?

11:35 AM R. Peterson (UCO/Lick Obs.) - NGC6791: SIM Plans for Binaries, Colors, and Parallaxes

11:50 AM S. Dhital (Vanderbilt U) - Planets in Binary Star Systems: A Catalog of Wide, Low-mass Binaries for the SIM Science Community

12:05 PM R. Olling (U of Maryland) - 1% Luminosity-Independent Distances to Nearby Galaxies with the Rotational Parallax Techniques

12:20 PM R. Olling (U of Maryland) - Searching for Solar System Giant Analogs with SIM

12:35 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Summary of Key Projects: Extragalactic (E. Shaya)

2:45 PM E. Ford (U of Florida) - Detection and Characterization of Resonant Planetary Systems with SIM

3:00 PM A. Tanner (JPL) - Detecting Terrestrial Mass Planets Around M-dwarfs: Is SIM Competitive?

3:15 PM J. Subasavage (Georgia State U) - SIM's Search for Planets Orbiting White Dwarfs

3:30 PM Coffee Break

4:00 PM M. Kuchner (GSFC) - Sizes and Shapes of Kuiper Belt Objects and Centaurs with SIM

4:15 PM G. Anglada-Escude & J. Debes (DTM/Carnegie) - GAIA-SIM Legacy Project

4:30 PM Concluding Remarks & Action Plan (D. Gelino)

Additional SIM Science Study Teams

J. Tan (U of Florida) -Stellar Dynamical Processes in Massive Star and Star Cluster Formation

W. Hartkopf (US Naval Obs) -Project Runaway: Calibrating the Spectroscopic Distace Scale using Runaway O and Wolf--Rayet Stars