Keck Science Meeting 2017


Keck Science Meeting Agenda

Unless noted otherwise, all talks are 10 minutes long with 5 minutes for questions.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Time Speaker or Event Title Institution
8:00 Breakfast    
8:50 Ryan Foley Welcome and Introductions UC Santa Cruz
Session I Session Chair: Tom Prince
9:00 Hilton Lewis State of Keck Observatory W.M. Keck Observatory
9:30 Erik Petigura The California-Kepler Survey Caltech
9:45 Marusa Bradac Reionisation and First Galaxies with Keck UC Davis
10:00 Kelly Kosmo O'Neil Improving Estimates of Orbital Parameters for Incomplete Orbits with a New Approach to Priors UCLA
10:15 Emma Ryan-Weber Galaxies and Intergalactic Carbon at Redshifts 4 to 6 Swinburne University of Technology
10:30 Break    
Session II Session Chair: Jean Brodie
10:50 Pieter van Dokkum Properties of Ultra Diffuse Galaxies Yale University
11:05 Rachel Smith A Survey of Protoplanetary Carbon in Young Stellar Systems Using Keck-NIRSPEC Appalachian State Univ. and N. Carolina Museum of Nat. Sciences
11:20 Nicha Leethochawalit On the Evolution of stellar MZR: Cl0024+1654 Stellar Metallicities Caltech
11:35 Charles Kilpatrick Uncovering the Progenitors of Core-collapse Supernovae with Keck Adaptive Optics and High-Resolution Spectroscopy UC Santa Cruz
11:50 Jeff Cooke The first z > 2 supernova spectra in outburst: A first look at their far-UV, their classification, and a puzzle Swinburne University of Technology
12:05 Lunch    
Session III Session Chair: Bob Kirshner
1:15 Anne Kinney Update from Time Domain Astronomy Workshop W.M. Keck Observatory
1:30 Marta Bryan Constraining the Origin of Young Planetary-Mass Companions Using Planetary Spin Caltech
1:45 Andrey Vayner Quasar hosts Unveiled by high Angular Resolution Techniques (QUART) W.M. Keck Observatory
2:00 Grant Hill Modeling the Colliding Wind Spectra of WR 113 W.M. Keck Observatory
2:15 Ann Merchant Boesgaard Light Element Abundances in the Hyades Cluster IfA, University of Hawaii
2:30 "Poster Pop" Poster Presentations  
3:00 Break/Posters    
Session IV Session Chair: Mike Bolte
3:45 Mark Chun `imaka: Exploring wide field ground-layer adaptive optics on Maunakea IfA, University of Hawaii
4:00 Leo Alcorn The Kinematics of Star-Forming Galaxies at z~2 Texas A&M University
4:15 Marie Wingyee Lau Quasars Probing Quasars: the circumgalactic medium surrounding z ~ 2 quasars UC Santa Cruz
4:30 Ben Mazin KRAKENS: A Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detector based IFS for Keck I UC Santa Barbara
4:45 Tiffany Meshkat Occurrence of giant planets around stars with dusty debris disks Caltech
5:00 Nikki Nielsen The MgII Circumgalactic Medium in Group Environments Swinburne University of Technology

Friday, September 15, 2017

Time Speaker or event Title Institution
8:00 Breakfast    
Session V Session Chair: Karl Glazebrook
9:00 Michitoshi Yoshida Director's Report Subaru Telescope
9:30 Brian Hayden See Change: The Supernova Cosmology Project High-z Cluster Supernova Survey UC Berkeley
9:45 Evan Sinukoff Exploring the Compositional Diversity of Small Exoplanets from K2 IfA, University of Hawaii
10:00 Judy Cohen Keck Helping Euclid, a Status Report for the C3R2 Project Caltech
10:15 Matthew Hosek The Initial Mass Function of the Arches Cluster IfA, University of Hawaii
10:30 Break    
Session VI Session Chair: Judy Cohen
10:50 Masato Onodera ISM properties of star-forming galaxies at z~3.3 from MOSFIRE spectroscopy Subaru Telescope
11:05 David Bennett Measuring the Cold Exoplanet Mass Function with Keck AO NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
11:20 Asher Wasserman Measuring Dark Matter in Massive Galaxies UC Santa Cruz
11:35 Thayne Currie Multi-Wavelength Characterization of Keck-Discovered Directly-Imaged Exoplanets Subaru Telescope
11:50 Alex Krolewski CLAMATO: Mapping the z~2 universe with 3D Lyman-alpha forest tomography UC Berkeley
12:05 Lunch    
Session VII Session Chair: Marusa Bradac
1:15 Jean Brodie Keck White Papers: Introduction UC Santa Cruz

1:21 Jessica Lu
Enhancing Multi-Object Spectroscopy with Ground-Layer Adaptive Optics UC Berkeley
1:33 Dimitri Mawet NIRC2 Upgrade Caltech

1:45 James Larkin New AO IFS design UCLA
1:57 Claire Max UCO White Papers UC Observatories

2:00 Don Neill KCWI Update Caltech
2:10 Ji Wang Detecting Methane In HR 8799 c with High Dispersion Spectroscopy Aided By Adaptive Optics Caltech
2:25 Adam Tomczak The Galaxy Stellar Mass Function: Glimpsing the Effect of Local Environment UC Davis
2:40 David Fisher DYNAMO: An upclose view of turbulent disk galaxies Swinburne University of Technology
2:55 Break    
Session VIII Session Chair: Claire Max
3:15 Anna Ciurlo Gas Dynamics at the Galactic Center UCLA
3:30 Stephanie Pointon The Impact of the Group Environment on the OVI Circumgalactic Medium Swinburne University of Technology
3:45 Dimitri Mawet Keck Planet Imager and Characterizer: status update Caltech
4:00 Gregory Walth Using Cosmic Telescopes to Study the Nebular Emission of Gravitationally Lensed Dusty, Star-Forming Galaxies with Keck UC San Diego
4:15 Hassen Yesuf Studying Galactic Winds, Stellar populations, and Gas Metallicities with Deep Keck Spectroscopy UC Santa Cruz
4:30 Devin Chu Investigating the binarity of the short period star S0-2 in orbit around the Galactic center supermassive black hole UCLA
4:45 Calen Henderson Using AO Follow-up to Characterize Microlensing Exoplanets Caltech

Meeting information

The meeting will take place at The Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, CA. The address is 611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. For driving directions click here.

There are a number of lodging options in the City of Santa Cruz, some of which provide discounts for UCSC affiliates.

Parking is complimentary for registered participants of the Keck Science Meeting 2017 and the TDA workshop at Hotel Paradox.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at Hotel Paradox on both days of the meeting.

For dinners, Santa Cruz has a lively restaurant scene. There are many restaurants downtown in walking distance to Hotel Paradox, please view some restaurant recommendations here.