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:
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