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.
November 30th, 2016 • MR LCR
Launched almost seven years ago, the WISE satellite continues to collect W1 and W2 images as part of the NEOWISE-Reactivation (NEOWISER) mission. I am leading an effort to repurpose NEOWISER exposures for science beyond the main belt, generating deep and time-resolved coadds which incorporate all W1 and W2 exposures ever acquired. These data products have wide-ranging applications, from brown dwarfs in...
November 2nd, 2016 • MR LCR
October 26th, 2016 • MR LCR
"The Past, Present, and Future of Planetary Systems" After four years of successful planet hunting, the Kepler spacecraft suffered a mechanical failure which ended its original mission and severely limited its ability to point precisely. However, Kepler is still able to point precisely at fields along the ecliptic plane for up to 80 days at a time in its new K2 extended mission. In this talk, I will...
October 16th - 22nd, 2016 • MR LCR
Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek announced that a coalition of the world’s leading space science and astronomical institutions based in Pasadena are partnering to produce Astronomy Week, October 16-22, 2016. The week-long series of public events, open houses, lectures and other activities celebrates Pasadena’s rich history as an innovative “City of Astronomy.”
October 12th, 2016 • MR LCR
October 5th, 2016 • MR LCR
As small worlds tug gently on the stars around us, we are driven to build instruments that can discern the smallest stellar motions and reveal this population of planets. However, the path to extreme precision spectroscopy, required to detect Earth-like planets, is a difficult one that must be forged from technological and scientific discovery. Anchored by the success of HARPS, PARAS and other precision...
September 21st, 2016 • MR LCR
September 7th, 2016 • MR LCR
August 31st, 2016 • MR LCR
Sara Lindgren: Looking for companions to the coldest brown dwarfs using HST Abstract: Brown dwarfs populate an interesting parameter space between stars and planets. They have insufficient mass to sustain hydrogen fusion in their cores and, as a result, get cooler and fainter over time. Characterizing coeval companions provide unique opportunities to test brown dwarf cooling and atmospheric models, and...
July 13th, 2016 • MR LCR
Title: Optical variability in the young Palomar Transit Factory in Orion project
July 6th, 2016 • MR LCR
I will present a detailed analysis of the infrared-radio correlation (IRRC) of star-forming galaxies using data from the COSMOS VLA 3GHz Large Project. This is a ~400 hour radio continuum survey of the COSMOS field with the recently upgraded Very Large Array telescope. It is the most sensitive available radio continuum survey with a cosmologically-significant sky coverage, allowing us to explore galaxy...
May 25th, 2016 • MR LCR
May 4th, 2016 • MR LCR
Abstract: We measure the clustering of over 92,000 quasars at redshifts 2.2 < z < 3.4 drawn from the final sample of the Baryonic Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) which is by far the largest sample ever used to study quasar clustering at "intermediate" redshifts. We ameliorate the effect of observational systematics on our clustering analyses by weighting our control catalogues of random points by...
April 27th, 2016 • MR LCR
Measuring the star formation rate (SFR), defined as the mass of gas converted to stars per year, is taking the pulse of a galaxy. The SFR is a fundamental parameter in theoretical models of galaxy evolution and governs the observed properties of galaxies. The most widely-used empirical measurements of the SFR in both the Milky Way and external galaxies rely on indirect observational tracers sensitive to only...