LSST:UK All Hands 2021 meeting : Programme

This is a virtual meeting on 11th - 13th May. To facilitate informal interactions, it will use a virtual conference venue in GatherTown, as well as having more conventional talk sessions delivered through Zoom.

Additionally, before the first day and after the second two days there will be two-hour GatherTown sessions in which to catch up with colleagues, read posters, and organise small group meetings. Most sessions are plenary but there are some parallel Focus Sessions.

All sessions are in Zoom, except for those in purple, which take place in GatherTown. Connections details for both online tools will be sent to registered attendees. Those new to GatherTown may wish to look at our How to use Gather.town for the LSST:UK conference page, while we also have a Slack LSST:UK Guide explaining the Slack channels we have set up to support the meeting.

Tuesday 11th May [10:30 - 17:00 BST]

Time

Title

Contributor

Time

Title

Contributor

10:30 - 12:30

GatherTown Hangout and Poster Session

 

12:45 - 12:50

Welcome and meeting overview

Bob Mann and Stephen Smartt

Session Chair : Stephen Smartt

(Slack: tues-lsst-uk-plenary)

 

12:50 - 13:15

LSST:UK in-kind contributions proposal : update and status.

15 min talk, 10 mins Q&A

Bob Mann [Background Information]

13:15 - 13:30

Galaxies: Science Collaboration update

Sugata Kaviraj

13:30 - 13:45

DESC: Science Collaboration update

Danielle Leonard

13:45 - 14:00

Current state of photometric redshift preparations for Rubin

Peter Hatfield

14.00-14.30

Coffee break in GatherTown

 

14:30 - 14:45

Intro session for Early Career Researchers and those new to Rubin & LSST:UK

Adam Amara [Background info]

14:45 - 15:45

Flash talks

 

Session Chair : Nic Walton

(Slack: tues-rubin-obs-plenary-questions)

 

15:45 - 16:15 BST

(07:45 - 08:15 PDT)

Rubin Observatory Status Update

Bob Blum (Rubin Observatory Operations Director, Acting)

16:15 - 16:30 BST

(08:15 - 08:30 PDT)

Q&A

Bob Blum, Phil Marshall (Deputy Operations Director, SLAC)

16:30 - 17:00 BST

(08:30 - 09:00 PDT)

Data Preview 0

Melissa Graham (Rubin Observatory)

 

Wednesday 12th May [09:30 - 16:00]

Time

Title

Contributor

Time

Title

Contributor

Session Chair : Meg Schwamb

(Slack: wed-plenary-questions)

 

09:30 - 09:45

Commissioning and UK contributions

Graham Smith

09:45 - 10:00

AGN: Science Collaboration update

Seb Hoenig

10:00 - 10:15

Stars, Milky Way and Local Volume: Science Collaboration update

Tom J Wilson

10:15 - 10:30

Implementing an Accurate and Precise Catalogue Cross-Match Service, Including Flux Information and the Effects of Blended Objects

Tom J Wilson

10:30 - 10:45

Strong Lensing: Science Collaboration update

Aprajita Verma

10:45-11:15

Tea/coffee break in GatherTown

 

Session Chair : John Stott

(Slack: wed-plenary-questions)

 

11:15 - 11:30

Assessing the LSST Sky Subtraction’s potential impact on low surface brightness science

Aaron Watkins

11:30 - 11:45

Solar System: Science Collaboration update

Meg Schwamb

11:45 - 12:00

The Time Domain Extragalactic Survey (TiDES)

Chris Frohmaier

12:00 - 13:00

Parallel Focus Session: Solar System

(Slack: wed-focus-solar-system)

Talks :

Colin Snodgrass: The importance of LSST to ESA’s Comet interceptor mission

Alan Fitzsimmons : SOXS - a fast response follow-up spectrograph on the NTT

Jamie Robinson : Asteroid Phase Curves with ATLAS, a Precursor to LSST


Parallel Focus Session : Rubin Transient Science and Lasair

(Slack: wed-focus-transient-lasair)

Talks :

Laurence Datrier : Effects of LSST Observing strategies on multi-messenger prospects and serendipitous kilonova discoveries

Catarina Sampaio Alves: Considerations for optimizing photometric classification of supernovae from the Rubin Observatory

Jon Carrick: Optimising the TiDES spectroscopic supernova sample for training photometric classifiers

Meg Schwamb (Solar System)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Stephen Smartt, Catarina Sampaio Alves, Roy Williams, Ken Smith & Andy Lawrence (Lasair and Transients)

14:00 - 16:00

GatherTown Hangout and Poster Session

 

 

Thursday 13th May [09:30 - 16:00]

Time

Title

Contributor

Time

Title

Contributor

Session Chair : Sarah Casewell

(Slack: thurs-plenary-questions)

 

09:30 - 09:45

Transients and Variable stars: Science Collaboration update

Sara Bonito

09:45 - 10:00

Processing other wide-area optical surveys with the LSST processing software

James Mullaney

10:00 - 10:30

LSST:UK In-kind and Phase C

Bob Mann and Stephen Smartt

10:30 - 10:45

Other missions and synergy: Gaia

Nic Walton

10:45-11:15

Tea/coffee break in GatherTown

 

Session Chair : Chris Frohmaier

(Slack: thurs-plenary-questions)

 

11:15 - 11:30

Other missions and synergy: 4MOST

Richard McMahon

11:30 - 11:45

Other missions and synergy: EUCLID

Isobel Hook

11:45 - 12:00

Other missions and synergy : Simons Observatory

David Alonso

12:00 - 13:00

Focus Session: Rubin-Euclid Derived Data Products Working Group

(Slack: thurs-focus-rubin-euclid)

Catherine Heymans, Manda Banerji, Tom Collett, Chris Conselice, Isobel Hook

14:00 - 16:00

GatherTown Hangout and Poster Session

 

Focus Sessions

  • Solar System. LSST is slated to make a significant contribution to the study of the Solar System, delivering over a billion highly precise observations of millions of Solar System objects (5mmag photometry and 10mas astrometry, per observation, at the bright end). This session will focus on how the UK community can best take advantage of the LSST dataset and leverage UK observing and follow-up resources.and contact the session organiser (@Meg Schwamb : m.schwamb at qub.ac.uk) with any questions.

  • Rubin-Euclid Derived Data Products Working Group (convenor: Catherine Heymans, Manda Banerji, Tom Collett, Chris Conselice, Isobel Hook) : The UK members of the Rubin-Euclid Derived Data Products Working Group (DDP-WG) seek your input on which joint data products would facilitate your science goals. This focus session will start in plenary mode to introduce the working group. We will then move to a series of different science-themed breakout room discussions. At the end of the session we'll post the ideas that have come out our LSST:UK discussion onto the international DDP-WG Forum.

  • Rubin Transient Science and Lasair (convenors: Stephen Smartt, Catarina Sampaio Alves, Roy Williams, Ken Smith and Andy Lawrence) : this will be an informal discussion with users of Lasair, with a particular outlook to the evolution to LSST data in comparison to the ZTF experiment we are running. We welcome contributions of any length (short flash talks, 10-15min science examples, user suggestions and requirements, early career introductions) and will structure the discussion around those. To give a talk, please contact the session organisers (@Roy Williams roy at roe.ac.uk) with any questions).