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.
Workshop • November 15th, 2017 • KS300
In this short talk I will summarize my on-going efforts in science outreach and discuss IPAC’s exceptional opportunities through the Universe of Learning, with a focus on multimedia.
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, November 15th, 2017
In this talk, I will discuss two of my major on-going programs: i) my current work establishing the formation redshift of massive galaxy disks and ii) a cross-disciplinary program on dark matter involving astrophysicists and philosophers of science.
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, November 8th, 2017 • Morrisroe LCR
From Cosmology to Galaxy Evolution with Self Organizing Maps // In this talk I utilize Self Organizing Maps (SOMs), a class of unsupervised neural networks, for dealing with specific challenges in astrophysics from meeting the cosmological survey requirements to measuring galaxy properties. To infer cosmological parameters not limited by systematic errors, WFIRST and other Stage IV Dark energy experiments...
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.
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, August 14th, 2017 • Morrisroe LCR
Our four undergraduate student interns, sponsored by the UC Riverside FIELDS program, will give summaries of their projects.
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.
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...
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, May 24th, 2017 • Morrisroe LCR
The Gemini Planet Imager Exoplanet Survey, Automated // The GPI Exoplanet Survey (GPIES) is a multi-year 600 star survey to discover and characterize young Jovian exoplanets and their planet forming environments. I will describe the GPI Data Cruncher, an automated and real-time data processing framework that combines multiple data reduction pipelines to process all spectroscopic, polarimetric, and calibration...
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, May 18th, 2017
The JPL MIRI Project Scientist (not me individually) was awarded 60 (wall clock) hours of Guaranteed Time Observing on JWST. In this talk, I will give an overview of our science plans, how they follow from WISE and Spitzer studies, the observing strategies we chose in light of the significant overheads associated with JWST, and some lessons learned in using the ETC and APT planning tools that will be of value...
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, May 17th, 2017 • MR LCR
The Herschel-SPIRE instrument mapped about 8% of the sky in Submillimeter broad-band filters centered at 250, 350, and 500 microns (1199, 857, 600 GHz) with spatial resolutions of 17.9”, 24.2”, 35.4” respectively. In total, we used the 6878 standard configuration scan maps that are available, including calibration observations. The SPIRE Point Source Catalog contains the result of a systematic and homogeneous...
Conference • May 4th - 5th, 2017
Join us for the 17th annual Greater IPAC Science Symposium! The symposium will be held May 4-5, 2017 in the Cahill Hameetman Auditorium, and is open to all research astronomers to attend.
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, May 3rd, 2017 • Morrisroe LCR
Title: "The Design, Early Direct Imaging Science, and Future Developments with SCExAO" Abstract: SCExAO is an extreme adaptive optics system recently commissioned and available for open use on the 8.2m Subaru Telescope on Maunakea. In this brief talk, I summarize the architecture of SCExAO (wavefront control, coronagraphy) and science instruments currently in use and planned for use in the near future. ...
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, April 12th, 2017
Tidal Disruption Events are mostly detected by optical transient surveys and usually among quiescent early type galaxies. I will discuss how mid-IR, time series photometries from WISE survey can be used to study these fascinating transient events. I will present the results from one case study of a TDE candidate in ULIRG F01004-2237.
Workshop • April 11th - 13th, 2017 • KS 410
World leaders of education and public communication in astronomy and high-energy physics will gather at IPAC from April 11-13, 2017 to address fundamental questions facing outreach programs for large, international science projects.