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 • February 11th - 13th, 2020 • Caltech
Please join us for this international scientific conference on February 11-13, 2020 at the Hameetman Auditorium on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, CA, and share your Tweets with #spitzerlegacy2020. There will be a livestream of the event.
Workshop • January 7th, 2020 • Hawai’i Convention Center, Honolulu, HI, USA
With the inflow of large amounts of data taken by the next generation of telescopes, Machine Learning (ML) techniques are becoming more and more important for astronomers. The goal of this workshop is to open the door to various ML techniques for astronomers. The workshop is organized in three tutorials of different difficulty levels to reach a broad level of expertise. Participants learn using Jupyter...
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, September 11th, 2019 • Morrisroe 102 (Large Conference Room)
What is there left to do with Kepler/K2?
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, August 28th, 2019 • Morrisroe 102 (Large Conference Room)
Modern far-infrared and sub-millimetre observatories have opened our eyes to the cold dusty Universe. They provide arguably the best tracers for star-formation in active galactic nuclei (AGN), since luminous nuclear activity is inefficient at keeping dust cold. I will report on studies that bring together modern multi-wavelength surveys, including those from Herschel and ALMA, towards developing a coherent...
Symposium • July 25th - 26th, 2019 • Cahill Hameetman Auditorium
The nineteenth annual Greater IPAC Science Symposium is a forum for presenting, discussing and learning more about the diverse research that is being carried out across the Greater IPAC. The GISS is open to all interested people from the science community - within IPAC, JPL, Caltech, and beyond - who would like to learn more about the work being done at IPAC.
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...
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.
Conference • March 4th - 8th, 2019 • Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale & Executive Meeting Ctr
Workshop • December 4th - 7th, 2018 • Pasadena, CA
Please register by midnight (PDT) on Wednesday October 31st 2018. Aimed at facilitating community preparation for the 2020 astronomy and astrophysics Decadal Survey, this meeting will provide a forum for reviewing the major science drivers for the coming decade, discussing the anticipated datasets from proposed missions and facilities, and considering the computing, networking, and data archiving tools and...
Symposium • November 8th - 9th, 2018 • Caltech - Keith Spalding
Everyone is welcome to attend and listen to current and past NASA Hubble Sagan Fellows and Sagan/Michelson graduate student and postdoctoral fellows present their current or past research results and highlight many of their cutting-edge efforts.
Workshop • October 19th - 20th, 2018 • Caltech
A community workshop hosted by the ATLAS Probe Team (October 19-20, 2018, Caltech). This workshop will gather scientists and engineers to discuss the science drivers and design optimizations for the next generation spectroscopic missions.
Workshop • September 13th - 14th, 2018 • Caltech's Cahill Hameetman Auditorium
The Greater IPAC Technology Symposium (GRITS) will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018, in the Cahill Hameetman Auditorium. GRITS is a one-day Technology Symposium giving IPACers the chance to share information about what we are currently doing to support our missions. If you are a developer, an engineer, a technologist, a user -- an IPACer -- this symposium is for you.
Public Event • August 10th, 2018 • Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium
The Spitzer Space Telescope is one of NASA’s Great Observatories, designed to observe the universe in infrared light. It was launched in 2003 with an expected lifetime of 5 years. Spitzer has succeeded beyond our wildest expectations, now routinely observing transiting exoplanets and other interesting astronomical phenomena in its 15th year of operations. Dr. Sean Carey, Manager of the Spitzer Science Center,...
Public Event • July 14th - 22nd, 2018
Join lovers of astronomy from across the city for a week of free and family friendly space-themed events. AstroFest 2018 runs the week of July 14-22, 2018.
Conference • July 14th - 22nd, 2018 • Pasadena Convention Center and the Hilton Hotel, Pasadena
The 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, COSPAR 2018, will be held in Pasadena, California and will mark the 60th anniversary of the formation of COSPAR itself. It will also mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of Explorer-1, built at the nearby Jet Propulsion Laboratory which is a division of the official host for COSPAR 2018, the California Institute of Technology.
Conference • June 20th - 21st, 2018 • Hameetman Auditorium, Cahill Building, Caltech
The 18th annual Greater IPAC Science Symposium will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, June 20 and 21, 2018. The Science Symposium is a forum for presenting, discussing and learning more about the diverse research that is being carried out across the Greater IPAC. The GISS is open to all interested people from the science community - within IPAC, JPL, Caltech, and beyond - who would like to learn more about...
Science Talk • 12:00 PM, February 21st, 2018 • MR large conference room
Abstract: The chemo-structural evolution of galaxies at the peak epoch of cosmic star formation is a key issue in galaxy evolution physics that we do not yet fully understand. To address this, we investigate the spatial distribution of gas-phase metallicity in emission-line galaxies in the redshift range of z~1-3. For the first time, we bring forward a novel method of obtaining sub-kpc resolution metallicity...
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, October 25th, 2017 • Morrisroe LCR
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, October 11th, 2017 • IPAC Morrisroe large conference room
Strong gravitational lensing offers an unique view on the small scale clustering of matter at cosmological distances without relying on luminous structure. This is a regime where different dark matter scenarios can have diverting predictions based on the particle nature (self-interacting, thermal relic, etc) and where tensions in the local group have been reported. Recently, strong lensing has became...
Conference • October 9th - 12th, 2017
This NExScI meeting will gather experts in the field to understand community needs for follow-up ground-based high resolution imaging and spectroscopic observations in the era of K2 and TESS and leading into JWST, PLATO, and WFIRST. Register by Aug 18, 2017.
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, September 20th, 2017
I will present my phenomenological model for AGN at z ~ 0 which is based on the Eddington ratio distribution function. My results show that black hole growth at z ~ 0 can be described by two Eddington ratio distribution functions: one for X-ray and one for radio AGN. The distributions vary in shape, however they are both mass independent. This implies that more massive galaxies are neither more likely to host...
Conference • 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.
Workshop • August 7th - 11th, 2017 • Pasadena, CA
The Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop organized by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech/IPAC begins Aug 7 at Caltech. More than 80 participants expected to convene in Pasadena to learn about planet searches and microlensing, with application to WFIRST, Gaia, and Euclid.