2017 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop

Hands On Session Information

August 7-11, 2017
Hosted by The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute
At the Beckman Institute Auditorium, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Conceptual Themes for the 2017 Sagan Summer Workshop: prepared by Jennifer Yee and Calen Henderson.

During the hands-on session, we will show how to identify and model microlensing planets in WFIRST-like data. First, we will identify planetary signals in both previously published microlensing events and simulated WFIRST light curves. Then, we will estimate the parameters of those planets using analytic methods. Finally, we will perform full numerical fits to the simulated WFIRST data to study the kinds of planets that WFIRST will find through microlensing.

An introduction to microlensing tutorial was held at Caltech prior to the 21st International Microlensing Conference in February 2017. The tutorial included the following presentations:

  • Rachel Street (Las Cumbres Observatory) — The Role and Strengths of Gravitational Microlensing for Exoplanet Detection and Characterization
  • Yossi Shvartzvald (JPL/Caltech) — Microlensing Theory and Observables
  • Calen Henderson (JPL/Caltech) — Extracting Physical Parameters from Microlensing Observables
  • Jennifer Yee (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory) — Recent Microlensing Results
  • Scott Gaudi (The Ohio State University) — The Future of Exoplanetary Microlensing

  • Click here for information and presentations from previous summer workshops.


    (last updated June 16th, 2017 10:06:26)