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DECam Community Workshop

DECam Community Science Workshop 2018: Science Highlights, Coming Opportunities, LSST Synergies

May 21-22, 2018 • Tucson, Arizona



8:00 Breakfast
8:50 Session 1: DECam & its Data
Tim Abbott – Session Chair
8:50 Bob Blum – Welcome, Goals
9:00 Alistair WalkerDECam Status & Future
9:20 Leah Fulmer NOAO Data Lab: Overview, Applications with DECam, Next Steps
9:50 Douglas TuckerThe photometric and astrometric properties of DECam as enablers of precision science
10:20 break
10:40 Session 2: DESI and DES
Ian Dell’Antonio – Session Chair
10:40 Martin LandriauThe DESI Imaging Legacy Surveys
11:10 Thomas McClintockWeak Lensing Mass Calibration with DECam: The Most Precise Mass—Scaling Relation Measurement To Date
11:40 Dillon BroutCosmological Parameter Constraints from the DES Supernova Program Three Year Spectroscopic Sample
12:10 Yuanyuan ZhangDECam at the Low Surface Brightness Limit: Detection of Diffuse Light in Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters
12:30 lunch
13:30 Session 3: Lots of Stars
Kathy Vivas – Session Chair
13:30 Edward SchlaflyThe DECam Plane Survey
13:50 Nora ShippStellar Streams Discovered in the Dark Energy Survey
14:20 Abi SahaMapping the Reddening and Extinction towards the Galactic Bulge from Panchromatic Photometry of RR Lyrae Light Curves
14:40 David NideverUncovering the SMASHed up Magellanic Clouds
15:00 break
15:20 Annalisa CalamidaDECam photometry covering the entirety of the puzzling Omega Cen globular cluster
15:40 Jeffrey CarlinProbing the halo of the Milky Way beyond 100 kpc with RR Lyrae
16:00 Session 4: Galaxies Near and Very Far
Clara Martinez-Vazquez – Session Chair
16:00 John MoustakasStellar Mass Growth of Massive Central Galaxies
16:20 Zhenya ZhengThe LAGER Project: Probing Reionization at z~7 with the First Narrowband Filter on DECam
16:50 Jinyi YangExploring Reionization-Era Quasars with DESI Legacy imaging Survey and UKIRT Hemisphere Survey


8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Session 5: Transients & Variables
Alistair Walker – Session Chair
9:00 Tim AbbottDeeper, Wider, Faster: Using DECam to help chase the fastest bursts in the Universe
9:30 Marcelle Soares-SantosMulti-messenger Astronomy with DECam
10:00 Lori AllenMeasuring the size distribution of small NEOs with DECam
10:20 Kathy VivasThe variable star population in the Sextans dwarf spheroidal
10:40 break
11:00 Session 6: Other Tasty Things
Dara Norman – Session Chair
11:00 William DawsonDECam Microlensing Studies of Intermediate Mass Black Holes
11:20 Jorge CasaresA DECAM Survey to unveil the hidden Galactic population of quiescent black holess
11:40 Mehdi RezaieMitigation of Photometric Systematics in Galaxy Clustering
12:00 Sangeeta MalhotraLooking for Bubbles in LAGER
12:30 lunch
13:30 Session 7: Looking to the Future
David Gerdes – Session Chair
13:30 Thomas MathesonANTARES: Time-Domain Discovery in the Era of ZTF and LSST
14:00 Meg SchwambSolar System Synergies in the Era of LSST
14:30 Adam BoltonSummary and Next Steps from the DECam Data Splinter Meeting
14:45 Arjun DeyMotivation for the DECam Future Discussion
15:00 break
15:20 Session 8: Round Table – DECam – the Future
15:20 Alistair WalkerRound Table and Post-Meeting Notes [84 KB PDF]
16:00 close



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