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Final Announcement

2011 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop

Exploring Exoplanets with Microlensing

July 25-29, 2011

New Location! Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall, 101 Guggenheim,

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA Hosted by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute

images courtesy S. Gaudi and D. Bennett (click on animation for full size image)

2011 Summer Workshop Attendees

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Click on the following for more information:
Agenda Registration Hands-on Sessions
Financial Aid Local Information Talk Submission Info
Participants Important Dates Organizing Committees


Click here for the final workshop agenda.

Click here for the POP schedule and posted presentations.

Hands-on Sessions

Hands-on Sessions during the workshop will be led by microlensing experts and will introduce attendees to data reduction and modeling techniques. These sessions will take place in the Lees Kubota lecture hall with attendees working in small groups. Attendees will need to bring a laptop with x11, ssh, and FTP to participate in these sessions. We will provide temporary IDL licenses for those who need it.

Information for each hands-on session and the required software can be found on the following links:

Registration - click to register

Registration Fee includes:


Click here for the list of registered workshop participants.

Financial Support

Attendees may apply for limited financial support to attend the workshop. The application was due March 4, 2011 and decisions were announced by March 25, 2011. If you are awarded travel and/or lodging support for the workshop, you must abide by all rules in the travel guidelines and stay at the Pasadena Sheraton.

Local Information

Click here for lots of useful information on the workshop venue, workshop hotels, workshop events and much more! (Read this page to make your workshop week easier!)

Talk Submission Link

July 1, 2011: deadline for POP and poster submissions by workshop attendees.

July 15, 2011: deadline for talk submissions by workshop speakers.

Workshop speakers and registered attendees may submit their presentations online (link will made live in June). Workshop attendees may submit two kinds of presentations: POPs and electronic posters, submitted separately. Both are intended to spark discussion throughout the week.

Research POPs are short (2 minute) presentations that will be presented on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during the workshop. The file should contain no more than 2 slides. The POP schedule will be published roughly two weeks before the workshop.

Electronic posters will be shown throughout the workshop on a 42-inch flat screen in the lobby outside the lecture hall as well as inside the lecture hall during breaks and lunch. The file should contain one slide (which can be taken from your POP presentation or prepared separately). For best display of the electronic posters, please submit them as PDF files, in landscape format with a ~16:9 aspect ratio and a display resolution of at least 1280 x 960. We encourage you to include a picture of yourself in your electronic poster so that other attendees who are interested in your work can find you.

Important Dates

Scientific Organizing Committee

Local Organizing Committee

Dave Bennett (University of Notre Dame)

Dawn Gelino (NExScI)

Ian Bond (Massey University, New Zealand)

Carolyn Brinkworth (NExScI)

Subo Dong (Institute for Advanced Study)

Kathy Golden (NExScI)

Scott Gaudi (Ohio State University)

Irene Loera (NExScI)

Stephen Kane (NExScI)

Ellen O'Leary (NExScI)

Rachel Street (LCOGT)

Helga Mycroft (IPAC)

Takahiro Sumi (Osaka University)

Renee Newman (IPAC)

Click here for information and presentations from previous summer workshops.


(last updated July 25, 2011)