IPAC at Caltech partners with NASA, NSF, JPL and the world-wide research community to advance exploration of our Universe. Beginning with the IRAS mission in 1985 and spanning to Spitzer today, we have enabled transformative research of the infrared sky. We provide science operations, user support, data services, and scientific vision to maximize discovery with observatories both in space and on the ground. We share these discoveries with the public through education outreach programs and award-winning media. Our diverse community of active researchers is dedicated and essential to fulfilling this mission.
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, August 2nd, 2017 • Morrisroe LCR
ALMA Observations of Protostellar Disks and Jets in the Early Stages of Star Formation // Protostellar disks and jets are seen around protostars in the early phase of star formation. However, when and how they are formed are still uncertain. With Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), we have observed and spatially resolved them in a few very young protostellar systems at unprecedented angular resolutions. In this talk, I will discuss the formation of the disks and jets in some of these systems.
Workshop • 9:00 AM, August 7th - 11th, 2017
Register for the 2017 Sagan Summer Workshop by July 14th. This year's workshop will be held Aug 7-11 at Caltech. Learn about planet searches and microlensing, with application to WFIRST, Gaia, and Euclid.
Conference • 9:00 AM, September 18th - 19th, 2017 • Beckman Institute Auditorium
Exoplanet science continues to be a rapidly increasing field in Southern California. To capitalise on this, we are organising the third annual Exoplanet Orbital Interaction, to allow members of the exoplanet community to get to know one another and to learn about the many opportunities for collaborations. We have set aside September 18 and 19 in Caltech's Beckman Institute Auditorium to welcome the many new exoplanet researchers who will be arriving in the fall, including, of course, new grad students. We are planning a two-day event with a few invited presentations, but with an emphasis on contributed talks by our new arrivals. In addition to Caltech, IPAC/NExScI, and JPL scientists, we are extending an invitation to our Carnegie and local University of California and California State University colleagues. More information on the agenda and invited speakers will be coming in a few weeks, available at the website: http://nexsci.caltech.edu/conferences/2017/exsocal/