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Image Sensors for Precision Astronomy

General Workshop Registration (Deadline: November 15, 2018 11:59 PM)

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Motivation

The 4th workshop on Image Sensors for Precision Astronomy (ISPA) convenes astronomers and detector experts to address the challenges of making state-of-the-art measurements with imperfect detectors. Attendees will assess the impact of detector systematics on science goals and discuss strategies for characterization, calibration, and mitigation.

The scope of ISPA includes detector issues in any sensor type which affect applications such as photometry, astrometry, spectroscopy, coronagraphy, and shape measurement. ISPA was previously called PACCD - Precision Astronomy with fully depleted CCDs.

Travel Assistance for Students/Postdocs

Caltech has limited funds available to support students/postdocs who require travel assistance: if you would like to apply for this, please email your request to Chaz Shapiro (charles.a.shapiro "at" jpl.nasa.gov) as soon as possible along with a CV and title/abstract for a poster or talk. Students/Postdocs will be selected by the workshop committee based on merit and funding availability.

Maximizing Interactions

Both oral talks and posters are invited, please contact the organizers if you would like to present at the workshop. The program will be spread over two full days, with ample breaks to promote interactions. Coffee and snacks will be served in the poster display area before sessions and between sessions. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Lunches will be provided to further promote interaction time. Fees are only being collected to cover these catering costs.

Since conference dinners tend to offer half the quality for twice the price, we will instead coordinate reservations at one or several of the excellent local restaurants for anyone interested. We hope that participants will join us on both evenings for more stimulating discussions over dinner. Check back here for more details..

Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Andrei Nomerotski (BNL, Chair)
  • Pierre Astier (LPNHE)
  • Chris Bebek (LBNL)
  • Gary Bernstein (Penn)
  • Juan Estrada (Fermilab)
  • Mike Jarvis (Penn)
  • Robert Lupton (Princeton)
  • Eugene Magnier (Hawaii)
  • Satoshi Miyazaki (NAOJ)
  • Paul O'Connor (BNL)
  • John Peterson (Purdue)
  • Andrew Rasmussen (SLAC)
  • Ian Shipsey (Oxford University)
  • Vyshi Suntharalingam (MIT Lincoln Labs)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Erika Hamden (U. of Arizona)
  • Shouleh Nikzad (JPL, journal editor)
  • Chaz Shapiro (JPL)
  • Roger Smith (Caltech)

Co-Organizers

Related Information

The scope of ISPA includes detector issues in any sensor type which affect applications such as photometry, astrometry, spectroscopy, coronagraphy, and shape measurement.

ISPA was previously called PACCD (Precision Astronomy with fully depleted CCDs).

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