How Roman Observations Will Confront Theory


The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope is a NASA observatory designed to settle essential questions in the areas of dark energy, exoplanets, and infrared astrophysics. The goal of this 4-day conference is to bring together inclusively members of the community to discuss how observations with the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will confront and challenge theories, from exoplanets to the edge of the Universe. 

The conference will focus mainly on the Core Community Surveys -- the Galactic Bulge Time Domain Survey, High Latitude Wide Area Survey, and High Latitude Time Domain Survey, which will occupy the majority of the primary mission -- as well as the Coronagraph Instrument technology demonstration. However, there are boundless theories that will also be addressed and tested by the wide variety of General Astrophysics Surveys. This conference, to take place on the Caltech campus and online, will be an active and exciting confluence of both observers and theorists to outline the potential breakthroughs that could be made possible during the lifetime of the Roman Space Telescope.

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Date: July 9th - 12th, 2024
Location: Caltech in Pasadena, CA and online
Category: Conference