04Dec2015

04Dec2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

PROJECT NEWS - Para español, vea abajo

The LSST Project Team congratulates Director Steve Kahn who has been elected as a 2015 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Minutes and presentations from the LSST Science Advisory Committee face-to-face meeting held in Tucson on November 16, 2015, have been posted.  Topics discussed include the plans for deciding on the LSST cadence, whether the LSST camera focal plane might include two different types of sensors, and possible synergies between LSST, WFIRST, and Euclid.

A meeting was held with Department of Energy (DOE) representatives last week to discuss plans for the DOE contributions to LSST operations, along with plans for operational support of the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC).  The meeting was attended by LSST Director Steve Kahn, AURA President Matt Mountain, LSSTC Board Chair and SLAC Research Director David MacFarlane, SLAC Division Head for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Tom Abel, LSST@SLAC Steering Committee Chair Steve Allen, DESC Spokesperson Rachel Bean, and DESC Deputy Spokesperson Jeff Newman.

AURA President Matt Mountain, LSST Director Steve Kahn, LSST Deputy Director Beth Willman, and NOAO Director David Silva will meet next week in Tucson to begin discussion of LSST Operations Concepts with the National Science Foundation.

CORPORATION NEWS

The LSST Supernova Science Collaboration has disbanded; members are encouraged to apply to join the Dark Energy Science Collaboration (which has a working group focused on the use of Supernovae as a cosmological probe) or the Transients and Variable Stars Science Collaboration (for those interested in the zoo of supernova explosions; contact Federica Bianco). 

LSSTC welcomes three new International Contributors - the UK Consortium, the University of Western Australia, and El Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC).   Agreements with these institutions and LSSTC enable participation of specified Principal Investigators (100 for the UK Consortium, 5 for the University of Western Australia, and 3 for the IAC) to have full rights to LSST data products before and during the ten-year survey.

Lucianne Walkowicz has replaced Michael Strauss as the LSSTC Science Collaborations Coordinator (LSSTCSCC).  This position is the principal conduit for the multi-directional flow of information between the Science Collaborations, the LSST Project, and the LSST Corporation.  Thank you Michael for your many years of outstanding service, and welcome Lucianne to this leadership role at the helm of the Science Collaborations.

PERSONNEL NOTES

Dan Puleo and Connor Miraval are recent additions to the Camera team, having joined the group working on the Science Rafts at BNL.  Peter Melchior joins the group at Princeton working on the DM software stack, in particular as it relates to the production of annual data releases

UPCOMING MEETINGS with LSST INVOLVEMENT: 

(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded)

December 9-11, 2015

LSST Project Science Team F2F Meeting, Tucson, AZ

December 14-15, 2015

Foreground Physical Effects on Weak Lensing Science*, UC Davis

January 7, 2016

LSST Town Hall, 6: 30pm @AAS 227, Kissimmee, FL

February 22-24, 2016

LSST Joint Technical Meeting, Santa Cruz, CA

March 7-11, 2016

LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) meeting, SLAC

March 8-10, 2016

2nd Annual US-Chile Education Summit, Chile

April 11-13, 2016

LSSTC Board Meeting* in Washington, DC

May 24-26, 2016

XLDB 2016 Conference and Workshop, SLAC

June 20-24, 2016

LSST@Europe2*, Belgrade, Serbia

June 28-July 1, 2016

SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation, Edinburgh, Scotland

July 18-22, 2016

LSST DESC meeting, at Oxford, UK

August 15-19, 2016

LSST 2016 Project & Science Workshop


NOTICIAS DE PROJECTO

El equipo del Proyecto LSST felicita al director Steve Kahn, quien ha sido elegido como Miembro de 2015 de la Asociación Americana por el Avance de la Ciencia (AAAS).

Minutas y presentaciones de la reunión cara-a-cara del Comité de Asesoría Científica de LSST que se realizó en Tucson el 16 de Noviembre de 2015, se han publicado. Los temas tratados incluyen los planes para decidir sobre la cadencia de LSST, si es que el plano focal de la camera incluye dos distintos tipos de sensores  las posibles sinergias entre LSST, WFIRST y Euclides.

La semana pasada se realizó una reunión con representantes del Departamento de Energía (DOE) para conversar sobre los planes para las contribuciones a las operaciones de LSST, junto con los planes de apoyo operativo de la Colaboración de Ciencia de Energía Oscura de LSST (DESC). La reunión contó con la presencia del director de LSST, Steve Kahn; Presidente de AURA, Matt Mountain; Presidente de Junta de LSST y Director de Investigaciones de SLAC, David MacFarlane; Jefe de División de Astrofísica de Partículas y Cosmología, Tom Abel; Presidente del Comité Directivo de LSSTC @ SLAC, Steve Allen, Portavoz de DESC, Rachel Bean; y Sub-Portavoz, Jeff Newman.

El Presidente de AURA, Matt Mountain; Director de LSST, Steve Kahn; Sub-Director de LSST, Beth William y Director de NOAO, David Silva se reunirán la próxima semana en Tucson para comenzar conversaciones de Conceptos de Operaciones de LSST con la Fundación Nacional de Ciencia.

Noticias de la Corporacion

La Colaboración Científica Supernova se ha disuelto; Se anima a los miembros a solicitar su postulación a la Colaboración de Ciencia de Energía Oscura (que tiene un grupo de trabajo centrado en el uso de supernovas como sonda cosmológica)  o la Colaboración Científica de Estrellas Transitorias y Variables (para los interesados en el zoológico de explosiones, contáctese con Federica Bianco).

LSSTC le da la bienvenida a tres nuevos Colaboradores Internacionales – Consorcio del Reino Unido, la Universidad de Australia Occidental, y el Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC). Los acuerdos entre estas instituciones y LSSTC permitirán la participación de los Investigadores Principales especificados (100 para el Consorcio del Reino Unido, 5 para la Universidad de Australia Occidental y 3 para el IAC) para que tengan pleno derechos a los productos de datos del LSST antes y durante la encuesta de diez años.

Lucianne Walkowicz has replaced Michael Strauss as the LSSTC Science Collaborations Coordinator (LSSTCSCC).  This position is the principal conduit for the multi-directional flow of information between the Science Collaborations, the LSST Project, and the LSST Corporation.  Thank you Michael for your many years of outstanding service, and welcome Lucianne to this leadership role at the helm of the Science Collaborations.

NOTAS DE PERSONAL

Dan Puleo y Connor Miraval son recientes incorporaciones al equipo de la camera después de haber trabajado sobre las balsas de Ciencia en BNL. Peter Melchoir se une al grupo en Princeton y trabajara en la pila de software de DM, en particular en lo que refiere a la producción de publicación de datos anuales.

PROXIMAS REUNIONES CON PARTICIPACION DE LSST: 

(aquellos con asterisco * son financiado por LSSTC)

9-11 de Diciembre 215

Reunion F2F del Equipo Cientifico del Proyecto LSST

14-15 de Diciembre 2015

Foreground Physical Effects on Weak Lensing Science*, UC Davis

7 de Enero 2016

LSST Town Hall, 6: 30pm @AAS 227, Kissimmee, FL

22-24 de Febrero 2016

Reunión Técnica Conjunta LSST, Santa Cruz, CA

7-11 de Marzo 2016

LSST Colaboración de Ciencia de Energía Oscura (DESC) meeting, SLAC

8-10 de Marzo 2016

2a Cumbre annual  US-Chile Education Summit, Chile

11-13 de Abril 2016

Reunión de la Junta LSSTC* en Washington, DC

24-26 de Mayo 2016

XLDB 2016 Conferencia y Tallar , SLAC

20-24 de Junio 2016

LSST@Europe2*, Belgrade, Serbia

28 de Junio – 1 de Julio 2016

SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation, Edinburgh, Scotland

18-22 de Julio 2016

LSST DESC meeting, at Oxford, UK

15-19 de Agosto 2016

LSST 2016 Proyecto y Taller Científico

 

 

Financial support for Rubin Observatory comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded Rubin Observatory Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
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