Science with a Wide-field Infrared Telescope in Space and
The 16th International Conference on Gravitational Microlensing
February 13-17, 2012, Pasadena, CA


WFIR 2012 Conference Poster

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Presentations Now Available On-line

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Please join us for this two-part conference that capitalizes on the synergy between the top ranked space-based recommendation of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey report and the burgeoning field of microlensing. The conference will begin with three days (Feb. 13-15) focusing on the scientific potential of observations with a wide-field infrared survey telescope in space to probe the nature of dark energy, conduct searches for exoplanets using gravitational microlensing, and as a facility for wide-area surveys. Starting with a joint session on Wednesday afternoon, the second half of the week (Feb. 15-17) will be the 16th in a series of conferences to discuss the latest results from microlensing searches and the perspectives opened by new methodologies and observational and computational facilities.

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Confirmed Speakers for Science with a Wide Field Telescope in Space:

Dave Bennett (University of Notre Dame)
Mike Brown (California Institute of Technology)
Joshua Frieman (University of Chicago)
Scott Gaudi (Ohio State University)
James Green (University of Colorado)
Neil Gehrels (Goddard Space Flight Center)
Jeffrey Kruk (Johns Hopkins University)
Saul Perlmutter (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Adam Riess (Johns Hopkins University/Space Telescope Science Institute)
Paul Schechter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Brian Schmidt (Australian National University)
Daniel Stern (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Michael Turner (University of Chicago)
David Weinberg (Ohio State University)

Confirmed Speakers for The 16th International Conference on Gravitational Microlensing:

Andrew Howard (UC Berkeley)
Jon Jenkins (NASA Ames)
Bruce McIntosh (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Hotel and Conference Location:

The meeting will take place at the Pasadena Hilton where a sleeping room block has been reserved for conference participants. Please see the venue page for more information.

02 Aug 2011
Site launched

26 Aug 2011
Registration open

13 Dec 2011
Early Registration closed

20 Dec 2011
Preliminary Programme Online

12 Jan 2012
Hotel Reservation Deadline Extended to Jan. 16!

19 Jan 2012
Updated Programme Online