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2017 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop

Microlensing in the Era of WFIRST

Preliminary Agenda
Unless otherwise noted, the workshop will take place in Hameetment Auditorium on the first floor of the Cahill Building at Caltech.

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Sunday, August 6

Registration Gathering at Cahill patio, Caltech

  • 4-6 pm: Please join us on the patio on the south side of the Cahill Building for the opportunity to register, greet colleagues, and put up your poster in advance of the workshop. We'll have light snacks available but you may want to get dinner afterwards.

Monday, August 7

  • 9:00 am: Welcome and Opening Comments — Dawn Gelino (NExScI), Roberta Paladini (IPAC/NExScI)
  • 9:20 am: Introduction to Microlensing Theory and Observations — Rachel Street (Las Cumbres Observatory)
  • 10:20 am: Attendee Pops (5)
  • 10:35 am: Morning Break
  • 10:55 am: Microlensing Phenomenology — Scott Gaudi (The Ohio State University)
  • 11:55 am: Parallaxes: Orbital, Terrestrial, and Satellite — Jennifer Yee (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
  • 12:35 pm: Lunch
  • 1:50 pm: The K2C9 Microlens Parallax Campaign — Calen Henderson (Caltech/IPAC-NExScI)
  • 2:20 pm: Higher Order Effects: Binary Lenses and Binary Sources — David Bennett (NASA GSFC)
  • 3:20 pm: Attendee Pops (5)
  • 3:35 pm: Afternoon Break
  • 3:55 pm: Hands-On Session I: Classification — Jennifer Yee (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
  • 5:55 pm: Adjourn

Tuesday, August 8

  • 9:00 am: Microlensing Planet Discoveries — Yossi Shvartzvald (JPL)
  • 9:40 am: High-Resolution Follow-up of Microlensing Planets — Jean-Philippe Beaulieu (IAP)
  • 10:10 am: The Mass Function of Planets Measured from Microlensing — Daisuke Suzuki (JAXA)
  • 10:40 am: Attendee Pops (5)
  • 10:55 am: Morning Break
  • 11:15 am: Free-floating Planets from Microlensing — Takahiro Sumi (Osaka University)
  • 11:55 am: The Observed Distribution of Planets — Christian Clanton (NASA Ames)
  • 12:35 pm: Lunch
  • 2:00 pm: Microlensing constraints on MACHOS and stellar mass black holes — Lukasz Wyrzykowski (Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw)
  • 2:40 pm: Chemical Evolution and the Mass Function of Stellar Mass Black Holes — Benoit Cote (University of Victoria)
  • 3:20 pm: Afternoon Break
  • 3:40 pm: The NASA Exoplanet Archive and ExoFOP: Community Resources for Exoplanetary Microlensing — Calen Henderson (Caltech/IPAC-NExScI)
  • 4:00 pm: Hands-On Session II (Keith-Spalding Building, 4th floor): Qualitative Interpretation of Microlensing Light Curves — Jennifer Yee (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
  • 6:00 pm: Adjourn

Wednesday, August 9

  • 9:00 am: Single-Lens Linear Fitting — Scott Gaudi (The Ohio State University)
  • 9:30 am: Fitting 2-Body Microlensing Light Curves: MCMC, Lightcurve Libraries and Other Techniques — Valerio Bozza (University of Salerno)
  • 10:15 am: Morning Break
  • 10:30 am: Fitting 2-Body Microlensing Light Curves: MCMC, Lightcurve Libraries and Other Techniques — Valerio Bozza (University of Salerno)
  • 11:30 am: Hands-on Session III (Keith-Spalding Building, 4th floor): Fitting Microlensing Light Curves — Etienne Bachelet (LCO)
  • 12:30 pm: Lunch
  • 1:30 pm: Hands-on Session III: Fitting Microlensing Light Curves (continued) — Etienne Bachelet (LCO)
  • 2:30 pm: Planet Population Synthesis — Yann Alibert (University of Bern)
  • 3:30 pm: Attendee Pops (5)
  • 3:45 pm: Break for Poster Session 1 (even number posters)
  • 4:30 pm: Formation of Planets on Wide Orbits — Kaitlin Kratter (Univ. of Arizona)
  • 5:10 pm: Formation of Free-Floating Planets — Elisa Quintana (NASA GSFC)
  • 5:50 pm: Adjourn
  • 7:00 pm: Workshop Dinner

Thursday, August 10

  • 9:00 am: NASA's Next Astrophysics Flagship: The Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) — Bertrand Mennesson (JPL)
  • 9:40 am: Overview of the WFIRST Microlensing Survey — Matthew Penny (The Ohio State University)
  • 10:20 am: Break for Poster Session 2 (odd number posters)
  • 11:00 am: Galactic Structure Measured from Microlensing — Marc Moniez (LAL IN2P3)
  • 11:40 pm: Models of the Galaxy and Bulge — Annie Robin (Institut Utinam)
  • 12:20 pm: Lunch
  • 1:45 pm: Gaia Constraints on Galactic Structure and Extinction with an emphasis on Gaia performance in crowded fields — Camilla Danielski (OBSPM)
  • 2:25 pm: Astrometric Microlensing with Gaia with an emphasis on the technical aspects of making astrometric measurements in crowded fields — Lukasz Wyrzykowski (Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw)
  • 3:05 pm: Proper Motions with WFIRST — Kailash Sahu (STScI)
  • 3:45 pm: Hands-On Sessions IV: preparation for presentations
  • 6:30 pm: Adjourn

Friday, August 11

  • 9:00 am: Euclid Microlensing — Jean-Philippe Beaulieu (IAP)
  • 9:40 am: Asteroseismology with WFIRST — Daniel Huber (University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy)
  • 10:20 am: Transiting Planets from WFIRST — Ben Montet (University of Chicago)
  • 11:00 am: Morning Break
  • 11:30 am: Variable Stars from Current and Future Microlensing Surveys — Dorota Skowron (Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw)
  • 12:10 pm: NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program — Karl Stapelfeldt (JPL)
  • 12:40 pm: Lunch
  • 1:40 pm: Group Project Presentations
  • 3:40 pm: Survey and Closing Comments
  • 4:10 pm: Adjourn

Questions? Sagan_Workshop@ipac.caltech.edu

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