2017 Sagan/Michelson Fellows Symposium

November 9-10, 2017

4th floor conference room, Keith Spalding building

California Institute of Technology


Thursday, November 9

9:00 Dawn Gelino (NExScI) and Chas Beichman (NExScI): Welcome
9:20 Andrew Vanderburg (University of Texas, Austin): Towards Better Planet Occurrence Rates from Kepler and K2
9:40 Ben Montet (University of Chicago): Science with Kepler's Full Frame Images
10:00 Laurent Pueyo (STScI): Detailed characterization of an exo-planet
10:20 Matthew Penny (Ohio State University): Alpha elements' Effects on Planet Formation and the Hunt for Extragalactic Planets
10:40 Morning Break
11:00 Elodie Choquet (JPL): Applying modern imaging techniques to old HST data: a summary of the ALICE program
11:40 Jayne Birkby (University of Amsterdam): MEASURE: the MMT Exoplanet Atmosphere SURvEy
11:40 Geert Barentsen and Jessie Dotson (NASA Ames) How Sagan Fellows are shaping the success of NASA's K2 Mission
12:00 Lunch (on own)
1:30 Mike Brown (Caltech): Keynote Talk Planet Nine from Outer Space
2:30 Ian Crossfield (MIT): Atmospheric Properties of Neptune-Size Exoplanets
2:50 Caroline Morley (Harvard University): Observing the Atmospheres of the Nine Known Terrestrial Planets with JWST
3:10 Jonathan Gagne (Carnegie Institution of Science DTM): Young Stars and Isolated Planetary-Mass Objects in the Solar Neighborhood
3:30 Afternoon Break
4:00 Katie Morzinski (University of Arizona): What Do We Really Know About Extrasolar Planets?
4:20 Kate Follette (Amherst College): The MagAO Giant Accreting Protoplanet Survey (GAPlanetS): Recent Results
4:40 Adjourn
6:30 Group Dinner

Friday, November 10

9:00 Career Panel: Roberto Sanchis-Ojeda, Kate Follette, Sloane Wiktorowicz , Jonathan Fortney
10:00 Benjamin Pope (NYU): Finding Planets around Naked-Eye Stars
10:20 Morning Break
10:50 Jeffrey Fung (University of California at Berkeley): Inner Super-Earths, Outer Gas Giants
11:10 Avi Shporer (MIT): Looking for transiting warm Jupiters - win some, lose some
11:30 Kento Masuda (Princeton University): A Search for Non-transiting Companions to Kepler Warm Jupiters: Clues to their Formation
11:50 Lunch (on own)
1:20 Sloane Wiktorowicz (Aerospace): A Scatter of Light from Polarized Worlds
1:40 Max Millar-Blanchaer (JPL): Searching for Polarized Thermal Emission in Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs
2:00 Sam Halverson (University of Pennsylvania): Next generation planet-hunting spectrometers in the optical and near-infrared
2:20 Afternoon Break
2:45 Jared Males (University of Arizona): Ground-based characterization of temperate exoplanets with extreme-AO coronagraphs
3:05 Kevin Stevenson (STScI): The Transiting Exoplanet Community Early Release Science Program
3:25 Jared Males (University of Arizona): Giant Magellan Telescope Design and Instrumentation, and Goals for Exoplanet Science
3:45 Julian van Eyken (Caltech/IPAC-NExScI): Mining PTF Orion for Young Planets
4:05 Adjourn

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