Thirty Meter Telescope Science Forum 2017

November 7, 2017 - November 9, 2017

Program


Webcasting information

Poster session:

The maximum poster size is the A0 standard (A0: 841 x 1189 mm; 33.1in x 46.8 in).

It will be nearly impossible to print your poster at the last minute in Mysore, hence you should plan on traveling with your poster. Please, plan accordingly.

 

Plenary program

All times here are Indian Standard Time (IST = UTC + 5.5h).

 Tuesday November 7

 09:15-09:30

 P. Sreekumar (IIA) & LOC

 Welcome and logistics

 09:30-09:45

 Michael Bolte (UCSC)

 Board report

 09:45-10:15

 Christophe Dumas (TMT)

 Project status

 10:15-10:30

 Tim Davidge (NRC/HIA)

 SAC report

 10:30-11:00

 Break

 

 11:00-11:20

 Andy Skemer (UCSC)

 Characterizing Directly Imaged Exoplanets

 11:20-11:40

 Enric Palle (IAC)

 Finding bio-signatures on extrasolar planets, how close are we?

 11:40-12:00

 Karen Meech (UH-IfA)

 Solar System Small Body Science and the TMT

 12:00-12:20

 Kuntal Misra (Aries)

 High energy transients in the TMT era

 12:20-14:00

 Lunch/Posters viewing

 

 14:00-14:20

 Gordon Squires (TMT)

 Making the Case: Workforce, Education, Public Outreach and Communications as Mission-Critical Activities

 14:20-15:00

 Kevin Bundy (UCSC) / Eric Chisholm (TMT)

 Lessons-learned from 1st generation instruments design phases. WFOS/IRIS

 15:00-15:20

 Aruna Goswami (IIA)

 Stellar Studies using High Resolution Optical Spectrometer

 15:20-15:50

 Break

 

 15:50-16:10

 Etienne Artigau (Univ. Montréal)

 NIRPS: Finding M-dwarf exoplanets through near-infrared velocimetry

 16:10:16:30

 Dimitri Mawet (Caltech)

 Characterizing Exoplanets with High Dispersion Coronagraphy on TMT

 16:30-16:50

 Hum Chand (Aries)

 On the high-resolution spectroscopic requirements for the studies of the cosmological variation of fundamental constants

 16:50-17:10

 Yoshiki Matsuoka (Ehime Univ.)

 What TMT will (hopefully) tell us about AGNs and SMBHs

 17:10-17:30

 Mark Dickinson (NOAO) and Warren Skidmore (TMT)

 Present and future activities of TMT’s International Science Development Teams

 

 Wednesday November 8

 09:00-09:20

 Suresh Sivanandam (Univ. Toronto/Dunlap)

 Gemini IRMOS - The scientific and technical pathfinder for AO-fed multi-IFU spectroscopy

 09:20-09:40

 Richard de Grijs (PKU)

 Star cluster physics and stellar population synthesis beyond the Local Group's "comfort zone"

 09:40-10:00

 Nissim Kanekar (NCRA-TIFR)

 The gas mass and star formation rate of star-forming galaxies at z>1

 10:00-10:20

 Lisa Hunter (UCSC)

Graduate student and postdoc roles in TMT: Status of the International Future Leaders Program and Utilizing the TMT Science Forum

 10:20-10:50

 Break

 

 10:50-11:10

 Scott Roberts (TMT)

 Systems engineering for future TMT instrumentation

 11:10-11:30

 Chris Packham (University of Texas at San Antonio)

 MICHI, A Thermal-Infrared Instrument for the TMT
 

 11:30-11:50

 Mark Chun (UH-IfA)

 On-sky ground-layer adaptive optics results on Maunakea

 11:50-12:10

 Yosuke Minowa (NAOJ)

 Science with Ground Layer Adaptive Optics at Subaru and TMT

 12:10-12:30

 Brent Ellerbroek (TMT)

 Performance Estimates for Ground Layer Adaptive Optics at TMT

 12:30-14:00

 Lunch/Posters viewing

 

 14:00-17:30 Splinter sessions I

 Breakout session programs:

 

 Thursday November 9

 09:00-12:00 Splinter sessions II

 Breakout session programs:

 12:00-13:30

 Lunch/Posters viewing

 

 13:30-14:00

 Splinter-sessions private debrief & prep-time (place-holder - tbc)

 14:00-15:30

 Presentation/discussion of instrument concepts. Part. I

 15:30-16:00

 Break

 

 16:00-17:00

 Presentation/discussion of instrument concepts. Part. II

 17:00-17:15

 Concluding remarks