Keck Science Meeting 2016


The meeting will be streamed live online, and the recordings will be available immediately.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

All presentations will be in the Hameetman Auditorium in the Cahill Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics. Unless noted otherwise, all talks are 12 minutes long with 3 minutes for questions.

Time Speaker or Event
8:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00 (25+5) Hilton Lewis State of WMKO
9:30 Mike Liu TDA Stats and Policies
9:45 Josh Walawender DRP developments at WMKO
10:00 Patrick Morrissey KCWI
10:15 Peter Wizinowich AO Wavefront Sensor
10:30 Andrew Howard Exoplanet Science with the Keck Planet Finder (KPF)
10:45 Break
11:05 Anne Kinney Review of JWST workshop
11:20 Kuang-Han Huang Deep Lyman-Alpha Searches at z > 6 in Galaxy Cluster Fields
11:35 Aaron Rizzuto Dynamical Masses of Young Stars with Keck Aperture Masking
11:50 Henry Ngo Deep L-band vortex coronagraphic survey for giant planets around young M-stars
12:05 Lunch
1:15 Dani Atkinson Avalanche photodiode arrays for high-speed, low-noise wavefront sensing at Keck
1:30 Avi Shporer Keck/HIRES Radial Velocity Monitoring of Kepler Heartbeat Stars
1:45 Calen Henderson Validating Free-floating Planet Candidates with Keck AO
2:00 Michael Gregg Discovery of Tidal Debris Stars from G1/Mayall II
2:15 Kelly Lockhart Testing Theories of in situ Star Formation in the Nucleus of M31
2:30 Poster Blasts
3:00 Break/Posters
3:45 Bjorn Benneke Probing Planet Formation and Migration through Direct Measurements of Carbon and Oxygen Abundances in Hot Jupiters
4:00 Zheng Cai Extremely Massive Overdensities at z=2.3 and a Giant, Intergalactic-scale Ly-alpha Blob in the Density Peak
4:15 Karl Glazebrook Massive quiescent galaxies at z~4 observed with MOSFIRE
4:30 Danielle Piskorz Evidence for the Direct Detection of the Thermal Spectrum of the Non-Transiting Hot Gas Giant HD 88133 b
4:45 Kevin Baines Major advances at Saturn and Jupiter - enabled by Keck
5:00 Gillian Wilson The Role of Environment in Transforming Galaxies

Friday, September 16, 2015

Time Speaker or event Title
8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Jason Rhodes Keck and Euclid
9:15 Dan Masters The Keck Complete Calibration of the Color-Redshift Relation (C3R2) Survey
9:30 (25+5) Nobuo Arimoto State of Subaru Observatory
10:00 Mansi Kasliwal Time Domain Astronomy at Keck
10:15 Khee-Gan Lee Mapping the z~2-3 Cosmic Web With Ly-alpha Forest Tomography
10:30 Break
10:50 Gunther Witzel AIROPA (Anisoplanatic and Instrumental Reconstruction of Off-axis PSFs for AO)
11:05 Trevor David A Neptune-sized transiting planet closely orbiting a 5-10 million year old star
11:20 Matthew Hosek The Dynamics, Structure, and Initial Mass Function of the Arches Cluster
11:35 Anders Thygesen Probing the Milky Way halo with Mg isotopes
11:50 Jessica Lu Finding Black Holes with Astrometric Microlensing
12:05 Lunch
1:15 Anne Kinney WMKO Strategic Plan

Supporting document: WMKO Scientific Strategic Plan

1:30 (8+2) Josh Walawender Deployable Tertiary Mirror
1:40 (8+2) Chas Beichman Laser Comb
1:50 (8+2) R. Michael Rich ESI Upgrades
2:00 (8+2) Dimitri Mawet Keck Planet Imager and Characterizer (KPIC) Concept
2:10 Judy Cohen 2016 white papers
2:25 Mark Chun GLAO at Keck
2:40 Break
3:00 Sean Fillingham Measuring the Efficiency of Satellite Quenching over Cosmic Time with Keck/DEIMOS Spectroscopy
3:15 Gina Duggan Chemically-Deduced Star Formation Histories of Dwarf Galaxies
3:30 John O'Meara The KODIAQ Survey: Data Release 1 and first Science Results
3:45 Caroline Foster beyond the wall: untold tales from the outer kinematics of 25 SLUGGS early-type galaxies
4:00 Sedona Price Kinematics of z~2 star-forming galaxies with MOSDEF and CANDELS
4:15 Katherine de Kleer The Volcanism and Tidal Heating of Io
4:30 Allison Strom Interpreting the UV and optical spectra of high-z galaxies: the importance of star-formation history and O/Fe abundance ratios
4:45 Gene Serabyn Vector Vortex
5:00 Erik Petigura NASA/Keck Key Project: Exploring the Diversity of Small Exoplanets from K2

Meeting information

Caltech is located in Pasadena, California. There are numerous lodging options, from budget to upscale.

Caltech's home page maintains a useful set of directions and maps for reaching campus by car or public transit.

Parking is available in the garage behind the Cahill Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics. The address of the garage is 1248 California Ave., Pasadena, CA 91125. A daily parking permit costs $6 and is available at kiosks in the garage. The Caltech parking website has more information.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days of the meeting. For dinners, Pasadena has a lively restaurant scene. Lake Ave. is walking distance from campus and features many nice restaurants. Old Town Pasadena is 2 miles from the Cahill building and has world-class eateries. See Yelp for recommendations.