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2018 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop

Did I Really Just Find an Exoplanet?

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Sunday, July 22

Registration Gathering at Beckman Institute Courtyard, Caltech

  • 4-6 pm: Please join us on the patio outside the Beckman Institute for the opportunity to register and greet colleagues. We'll have light snacks available but you'll want to get dinner afterwards.

Monday, July 23: Transits

  • 8:30 am: Welcome and Opening Comments
  • 8:45 am: Finding a Planet: Statistical Methods and Issues — Tom Loredo (Cornell University)
  • 9:45 am: Morning Break
  • 10:15 am: Transits: Planet Detection and False Signals — Raphaëlle Haywood (Harvard College Observatory)
  • 11:00 am: The Role of Transit Timing Variations — Dan Fabrycky (University of Chicago)
  • 11:45 am: Attendee Pops
  • 12:05 pm: Lunch
  • 1:30 pm: Astronomical Observations for Transit Validation — Tim Morton (Princeton)
  • 2:15 pm: Introduction to Hands-on Sessions
    • 2:15-2:20 pm: General Introduction — Elise Furlan (Caltech/IPAC-NExScI)
    • 2:20-2:40 pm: EXOFAST v.2 — Jason Eastman (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
    • 2:40-3:00 pm: VESPA — Andrew Vanderburg (UT Austin)
  • 3:00 pm: Afternoon Break
  • 3:30 pm: Introductory Hands-on Session
    • 3:30-4:00 pm: TESS Mission Concept — Tom Barclay (NASA GSFC)
    • 4:00-5:00 pm: Group Discussions on TESS Validation and Follow-up
    • 5:00-5:30 pm: Groups Report Findings
  • 5:30 pm: Adjourn

Tuesday, July 24: Radial Velocities

  • 8:30 am: Generating Precise Radial Velocities — Sharon Wang (Carnegie DTM)
  • 9:15 am: Breaking the 1 m/s Barrier: Hardware — Sam Halverson (University of Pennsylvania)
  • 9:45 am: Breaking the 1 m/s Barrier: Analyzing the Effect of the Stars, Earth Atmosphere, and Observation Strategy — Arpita Roy (California Institute of Technology)
  • 10:30 am: Morning Break
  • 11:00 am: Perils of False Signals — Raphaëlle Haywood (Harvard College Observatory)
  • 11:45 am: Attendee Pops
  • 12:05 pm: Lunch
  • 1:30 pm: Orbit Determination and Degeneracy of Models — Jennifer Burt (MIT Kavli Institute)
  • 2:00 pm: Comparison of Algorithms for Computing Evidence for Nth Planet — Benjamin Nelson (Northwestern University)
  • 2:30 pm: Afternoon Break and Poster Session 1
  • 3:30 pm: Hands-on sessions: Transit Validation (VESPA), Orbit Determination (EXOFASTv2)
  • 5:30 pm: Adjourn

Wednesday, July 25: Direct Imaging

  • 8:30 am: Direct Imaging of Exoplanets: Achieving the High Contrast Needed — Jared Males (University of Arizona)
  • 9:15 am: Rejecting Background Sources, Artifacts, and Disk Emission — Kate Follette (Amherst College)
  • 10:00 am: Morning Break
  • 10:30 am: Ages and Stellar Properties — Eric Mamajek (NASA JPL)
  • 11:15 am: Characterization of Directly Imaged Planets — Travis Barman (LPL, University of Arizona)
  • 12:00 pm: Attendee Pops
  • 12:20 pm: Lunch
  • 1:45 pm: Spectral Retrieval — Heather Knutson (Caltech)
  • 2:30 pm: Afternoon Break and Poster Session 2
  • 3:30 pm: Hands-on sessions: Transit Validation (VESPA), Orbit Determination (EXOFASTv2)
  • 5:30 pm: Adjourn
  • 7:00 pm: Workshop Dinner

Thursday, July 26: Astrometry and Microlensing

  • 8:30 am: 100 Years of Not Finding a Planet with Astrometry — Fritz Benedict (UT Austin)
  • 9:15 am: Gaia — Alessandro Sozzetti (INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino)
  • 10:00 am: Attendee Pops
  • 10:30 am: Morning Break
  • 11:00 am: Finding Planets with Microlensing — Calen Henderson (Caltech/IPAC-NExScI)
  • 11:45 am: Lunch
  • 1:15 pm: Microlensing Planets: Modeling and Unique Solutions — Jennifer Yee (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
  • 2:00 pm: Attendee Pops
  • 2:30 pm: Hands-on sessions: preparation for presentations
  • 5:30 pm: Adjourn

Friday, July 27: Looking to the Future

  • 8:30 am: Combining Transits and Radial Velocities — Jason Eastman (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
  • 9:15 am: Combining Astrometry and Direct Imaging: Breaking the 1 micro-arcsecond Barrier — Quinn Konopacky (UC San Diego)
  • 10:00 am: Morning Break
  • 10:30 am: Radial Velocities from Space — Peter Plavchan (George Mason University)
  • 11:15 am: Current and Future Knowledge of Planet Populations — Angie Wolfgang (Penn State University)
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:15 pm: Introduction to ExoFOP — Jessie Christiansen (Caltech/IPAC-NExScI)
  • 1:45 pm: The Future with TESS, JWST, WFIRST, and Beyond (Introduction to NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program) — Karl Stapelfeldt (NASA JPL)
  • 2:30 pm: Group Project Presentations
  • 4:30 pm: Survey and Closing Comments
  • 4:45 pm: Adjourn

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