In support of its projects and the research community, IPAC sponsors and organizes talks, meetings, workshops, and conferences to facilitate community planning for future facilities; the exchange of scientific and technical knowledge; and the development of new ideas.
Explore IPAC supported events below.
Conference • June 18th - 20th, 2019 • Caltech's Hameetman Auditorium
"Science in Our Own Backyard" will bring together experts in the community to discuss the impact that WFIRST will have on many areas of active research in our own “backyard”, including exoplanets, star formation, Galactic structure and archaeology, stellar populations in the Local Group, and near-field cosmology.
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, June 26th, 2019
Comets and asteroids preserve the least-altered materials remaining from the birth of the Solar System. However, the few visited by spacecraft are diverse in composition, and touring enough of these small bodies for a representative sample would be costly and time-consuming. A team of us is therefore developing a proposal for a mission to measure the makeup of large numbers of comets and asteroids via the...
Workshop • July 15th - 19th, 2019 • Baxter Auditorium, Caltech
The 2019 Sagan Summer Workshop will focus on astrobiology. It will feature introductions on the formation of Earth and terrestrial planets, their evolution over time, current geochemical cycles on Earth, and the emergence of life on Earth. Our knowledge of Exo-Earths will be reviewed, including demographics, composition, atmospheric signatures, and comparison with Earth. Detection of biosignatures, with an...