Thursday, Aug 20, 2015
9:00-10:30am, Data Management Update for Scientists (M. Juric).
11:00-12:30am, LSST Overview for Newcomers (Z. Ivezic)
Afternoon plenary session:
1:30-1:45 Beth Willman: “Plans and goals for the workshop"
1:45-2:00 Phil Marshall: “White paper planning”
2:00-2:30 Andy Connolly: “LSST Operations Simulator” pdf
2:30-3:00 Peter Yoachim: “Metrics Analysis Framework” pdf
3:00-3:30 -- Break --
3:30-4:30 Zeljko Ivezic: “Review of science-driven cadence optimization to date” pdf
4:30-4:45 Marcelle Soares-Santos: “Optical follow-up of LIGO events” pdf
4:45-5:00 Jason Rhodes: "WFIRST and LSST joint processing white paper”pdf
The Project and Community
Town Hall Meeting: “Everything you always wanted to know about
LSST but were afraid to ask”
Friday, Aug 21, 2015
9:00-10:30am Plenary session "White paper status updates", moderated
by Phil Marshall and white paper section leaders (10 min talks)
10:30-11:00am -- Break --
11:00-12:30am Group work, organized by
science topics, including (but not limited to): the Galactic
Plane (both static and time-domain programs), LMC/SMC, south
Galactic Pole area, the Ecliptic plane, modifications of
uniform temporal sampling, etc..
Several parallel tracks, according
to interests and technical background:
a) General discussions, on topics including: funding for science
preparatory work, follow-up planning (including transient
broker discussions), cross-facility work, etc.
b) Work on the white paper on LSST observing strategy:
discussions of goals and timeline, editorial assignments,
c) Hacking: discussions of detailed quantitative observing strategy
optimization, including either pseudo-coding or MAF coding
(supported by MAF experts).
Unconference: several parallel
sessions whose topics will have been determined during the day
by the workshop participants.
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015
Plenary debriefs by cadence group
leaders, and planning for work beyond the workshop.
Workshop ends with lunch.