Registration for the 2019 WFIRST Exoplanet Imaging Data Challenge
WELCOME TO THE 2019 WFIRST EXOPLANET IMAGING DATA CHALLENGE. The 2019 WFIRST Exoplanet Imaging Data Challenge is for exoplanet scientists of all backgrounds and experience levels who are interested in learning the art and science of high contrast imaging of exoplanetary systems. This is an excellent way to get involved with the intricacies of the first spaceborne high contrast exoplanet imaging mission, as a pathfinder to future flagship missions.
To prepare scientists to participate, we are holding two (optional) tutorial sessions: one at the Flatiron Institute in New York City on October 16&17, and one in Tokyo on October 20 immediately prior to the Spirit of Lyot conference. These tutorial events will allow participants to work with a full set of state-of-the-art simulated CGI and Starshade data, plus pre-cursor RV data for participants to develop their ability to extract and characterize planets.
Participation in the tutorial events is NOT required to register here for the Data Challenge.
More information about the Data Challenge will be posted here as the Challenge proceeds:
Step 1 (really basic astrometry) submission:
Tutorial stuff (will improve):
The WFIRST CGI Exoplanet Data Challenge is created and run by the WFIRST CGI Science Investigation Team led by Dr. Margaret Turnbull.
contact: Julien Girard -
PLEASE PROCEED TO REGISTER FOR THE 2019 WFIRST EXOPLANET IMAGING DATA CHALLENGE. To attend either tutorial, please use the links given above.
Postdoc / Fellow
Faculty / Research director
How would you describe your academic background and specific experience with exoplanet studies?
The Data Challenge will run from October 18th through December 20th, with weekly or bi-weekly tag-ups for participants to ask questions and collaborate as desired. Please describe (1) your availability for regular telecons during this timeframe, and (2) whether you would like to create/join a team of participants.
How did you find out about this Data Challenge?
Announcement at AAS or other meeting
"In The Spirit of Lyot" website
Previous participation in one of the hackathons
ExEP or NExSS newsletter
Send me a copy of my responses.
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