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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.

The goal of this 4-day conference is to bring together inclusively members of the community to discuss how observations with the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will confront and challenge theories, from exoplanets to the edge of the Universe. The conference will focus mainly on the Core Community Surveys -- the Galactic Bulge Time Domain Survey, High Latitude Wide Area Survey, and High Latitude Time Domain Survey, which will occupy the majority of the primary mission -- as well as the Coronagraph Instrument technology demonstration. However, there are boundless theories that will also be addressed and tested by the wide variety of General Astrophysics Surveys. 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 during the lifetime of the Roman Space Telescope.

Abstract submission is now open! We are accepting abstracts for contributed talks, in-person posters, and e-posters (for virtual participants). Abstracts can be submitted here. (You will first need to sign in; or, if you hvae never attended an IPAC-hosted conference before, sign up, create a profile, and then sign in.) Please select from the Type pulldown menu whether the abstract is for a talk or a poster. Please also select the most appropriate category from the Science Category pulldown. "Creating" the abstract is equivalent to submitting it. Contributed talks will be 12 min, with an additional 3 min for Q&A.

The abstract submission deadline is April 12, 2024.

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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, Takahiro Morishita (co-chair), Schuyler Van Dyk