Keck Institute for Space Studies - Short Course
This introductory short course, designed for a broad audience, demystifies key principles behind exoplanet imaging, and provides an overview of ongoing efforts at NASA and ground based observatories. It opens by motivating the scientific quest for the imaging and spectroscopy of planets and their environments. It then moves to an overview of key technologies. Done in two parts, the course introduces technologies that are in use from the ground and those planned for use in space. It finally moves to the data problem, that is, how best to harness the power of today's computers to identify and study planets lurking in the images.
This course is open to all interested students, reseachers and faculty from Campus and JPL and any other local research insttutions.
- Dr. Karl Stapelfeldt (JPL) - "Exoplanet Direct Imaging Science"
- Dr. Jared Males (University of Arizona) and Dr. Eric Cady (JPL) - "Exoplanet High Contrasting Imaging Technologies"
- Professor Rob Fergus (NYU) - "An Overview of Machine Learning Approaches: Applications to Exoplanet Detection"
There is no fee to attend, no registration is required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first served basis. 8:15 am Coffee & Refreshments and an informal lunch is provided for all attendees following the short course.