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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 telescope has a 2.4-m primary mirror, the same size as the primary of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The Roman Space Telescope will have two instruments, the Wide Field Instrument, with a field of view that is 100 times greater than the HST WFC3/IR, and the Coronagraph Instrument technology demonstration, which will perform high contrast imaging and spectroscopy of individual nearby exoplanets. Roman will have a primary mission lifetime of 5 years, with a potential 5 year extended mission. Preparations are on track to target a launch in October 2026 and no later than May 2027.

This conference, occurring July 9 through 12, 2024, is being organized and hosted by the Roman Science Support Center at IPAC. The goal of this 4-day conference is to bring members of the community together to discuss how observations with the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will challenge theories, from exoplanets to the edge of the Universe. The conference will focus mainly on Roman surveys with the Wide Field Instrument, as well as on the Coronagraph Instrument. 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 by the Roman mission.

Registration is still open! (You will first need to sign in; or, if you have never attended an IPAC-hosted conference before, sign up, create a profile, and then sign in.) The registration deadline is June 25, 2024.

We are committed to facilitating a meeting that is productive and enjoyable for everyone. In support of this, all invited speakers and participants are expected to review in advance and to adhere to the conference code of conduct and all attendees will be held accountable to these stated principles.

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SOC: Lee Armus (Caltech/IPAC), Etienne Bachelet (Caltech/IPAC, co-chair), Sebastian Gomez (STScI), Takahiro Morishita (Caltech/IPAC, co-chair), Claudia Scarlata (UMinn), Hee-Jong Seo (Ohio U), Adam Smercina (UWash), Aaron Smith (UTexas), Takahiro Sumi (Osaka U), Maria Vincenzi (Duke U), Schuyler Wolff (UArizona)

LOC: Frank Aragon, Etienne Bachelet (co-chair), Alexandra Greenbaum, Seppo Laine, Wanggi Lim, Teresa Molano, Takahiro Morishita (co-chair), Schuyler Van Dyk