Community Astrophysics with WFIRST:
Guest Observer and Archival Science

February 29 - March 2, 2016 at the Pasadena Hilton


Community Astrophysics with WFIRST
(Feb 29 - March 2, 2016, Pasadena, CA)

 **last updated 12 Mar. 2016**

(PDF version of the agenda)

Monday, February 29

8:00    Poster viewing, Coffee, meeting check in
9:00     L. Armus – Welcome, logistics
9:15     N. Gehrels – WFIRST project status and updates
9:40     D. Spergel – The WFIRST Wide Field Imager
10:00   J. Kasdin – The WFIRST Coronagraph

10:25   Break

10:55    R. Cutri – IPAC WFIRST Science Center activities
11:20    R. van der Marel – STScI WFIRST Science Center activities
11:45    J. Colbert – WFI Grism Simulations
12:00    S. Casertano – Planning and Analyzing WFIRST Grism Data

12:20   Lunch

13:40    Y. Wang – Cosmology from the WFIRST High Latitude Survey
14:05    B. Robertson – Galaxy Formation and Evolution Science with WFIRST
14:30    S. Malhotra – WFIRST Observations of High Redshift Galaxies
14:55    S. Furlanetto  – WFIRST and Reionization

15:15   Break

15:50    B. Willman – WFIRST Science in the Era of LSST
16:15    P. Capak – Developing a Detailed Picture of Galaxy and Dark Matter Evolution with WFIRST
16:30    Y. Mellier – The Euclid-WFIRST Complementarity
16:50    H. Ferguson – Evolution of the Brightest Galaxies: What Controls the Turnover of the Luminosity Function
17:05    J. Kalirai – Preparing for JWST
17:30    S. Miyazaki – Subaru WFIRST Synergies for Deep and Wide Surveys

Tuesday, March 1

8:00     Poster viewing, Coffee, check in
9:00     Y. Dai – The Power of Infrared Grism Surveys – Insights from the WISP Survey
9:15     A. Henry – The Metallicity Evolution of Galaxies: New Science Enabled by Large Area Grism Surveys
9:30     P. Appleton – The Role of Shocks and Turbulence in Dense Group Environments at 1.5 < z < 2.5 with WFIRST
9:45     T. Treu – Strong Lensing with WFIRST
10:10   L. Abramson – Probing Paradigms in Galaxy Evolution with WFIRST

10:30    Break

11:00    S. Driver – Bridging the Gap: The Evolution of Mass, Energy and Structure from z=0 to z=1.5
11:15    D. Trilling – Solar System Science with WFIRST
11:40    W. Traub – Coronagraph Science Studies by the WFIRST Preparatory Science Teams
12:00    L. Pueyo – GO Science with the WFIRST Coronagraph Instrument

12:30   Lunch

13:50    N. Lewis – Optimizing WFIRST Coronagraph Science
14:15    M. Turnbull – WFIRST CGI SIT: Targets, Datacubes, and Data Challenges
14:40    A. Shporer – WFIRST Can Do It Too: On the Discovery of Transiting Planets and Binary Stars with WFIRST
14:55    R. Hu – Exoplanet Spectra with WFIRST: Cool Planets, Exciting Stars
15:10    G. Bryden – Debris Disk Observations with WFIRST

15:30   Break

16:00    D. Spergel – Astrometry with WFIRST
16:15    B. Williams – The WFIRST Infrared Nearby Galaxy Survey
16:40    J. Kalirai – Resolving the Milky Way with WFIRST
17:05    R. Sanderson – The WFIRST View of the Milky Way’s Stellar Halo
17:20    R. Beaton – That Other Way to Measure H0: A Perspective for Precision Distances in the NIR with WFIRST

17:35    D. Benford – WFIRST Programmatic Overview

18:00   Reception at the Hilton

Wednesday, March 2

8:00     Poster viewing, Coffee, check in
9:00     R. Foley – Optimizing the WFIRST Supernova Survey
9:25     D. Law – IFU Spectroscopy with WFIRST
9:50     B. Cenko – Time Domain Astronomy with WFIRST
10:15   S. Van Dyk – Time Domain with a WFIRST Nearby Galaxy GO Program

10:35    Break

11:10    D. Whalen – Constraining the Properties of the First Stars with WFIRST
11:25    L. Yan – Superluminous Supernovae at High Redshifts with WFIRST
11:40    S. Gaudi – The WFIRST Microlensing Survey
12:05    R. Street – Stimulating Microlensing Research with WFIRST

12:25    Lunch

13:45    A. Gould – Non-Microlensing Science from WFIRST Microlensing
14:10    R. Benjamin – WFIRST: Opening New Frontiers in our Understanding of the Milky Way
14:35    E. Furlan  – HST/WFC3 Surveys of Nearby Molecular Clouds: A Pathfinder for WFIRST Observations of Star Formation in the Nearest 2 Kpc
14:50    S. Carey – Investigating the Gas and Dust Content of our Galaxy at High Resolution
15:05    G. Wilson – Prospects for Galaxy Clusters and AGN with WFIRST

15:25   Break

15:55     M. Postman – The WFIRST Archive: An Astrophysics Discovery Machine
16:20     S. Heap – Cosmic Origins Science Enabled by the WFIRST Archives
16:35     M. Schneider – Joint Analysis of WFIRST and LSST Imaging for Photometric Redshift Inferences in the Lensing Survey
16:50     G. Snyder – Mock Observations and Galaxy Morphology Statistics from Cosmological Hydro Simulations