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GROWTH Conference 2017
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Oct 8-10, Milwaukee, USA
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PROGRAM
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Sunday, October 8
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Venue: KIRC (Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Center)
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9:30 - 10:45Session 1 - WelcomeChair: Patrick Brady
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Welcome and IntroductionDavid Kaplan (UWM)9:30-9:55
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Reflections on the second year of GROWTHMansi Kasliwal (Caltech)9:55-10:20
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Session 2 - Science Highlights: Multi-messenger astronomyChair: Patrick Brady
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Update on LIGO O2 and GROWTH follow-upBrad Cenko (UMD/NASA Goddard)10:20-10:45
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10:45 - 11:15BREAK
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11:15 - 12:30Session 2 - Continued
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Radio follow-up of gravitational waves (and relativistic explosions)Alessandra Corsi (TTU)11:15-11:40
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Census of the Local Universe: Characterization of Galaxy Catalogs from Preliminary Fields
David Cook (Caltech)11:40-12:00
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Observation strategy for electromagnetic follow-up of gravitational-wave events using ZTF
Shaon Ghosh (UWM)12:00-12:20
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SkyPlotter: Displaying Source Candidates Close to High-Energy Neutrino EventsWilliam Fiore (UWM)12:20-12:40
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12:40 - 1:40LUNCH
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Session 3 - GROWTH Partner UpdatesChair: Tom Prince
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1:40 - 3:30GROWTH at UMD/GSFC/JSIStuart Vogel (UMD)13:40-14:05
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GROWTH-India updatesVarun Bhalerao (IIT, Bombay) 14:05-14:30
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Status Report from NCU Related to GROWTH and PIRE Programs in Year 2Chow-Choong Ngeow (NCU)14:30-14:55
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MAXI status and latest resultsNobu Kawai (Tokyo Tech)14:55-15:20
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3:30 - 4:00BREAK
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4:00 - 5:20Session 4 - Science Highlights: Relativitstic Explosions and Supernovae
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Unveiling the Landscape of Relativistic ExplosionsAnna Ho (Caltech)16:00-16:20
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A hot and fast ultra-stripped supernova leading to the birth of a compact binary system
Kishalay De (Caltech)16:20-16:40
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Oxygen and Helium in Stripped-Envelope SupernovaeChrsitoffer Fremling (Caltech)16:40-17:00
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PTF and iPTF type Ia supernovae: lightcurves and spectra
Seméli Papadogiannakis (U of Stockholm)
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6:30Conference Banquet
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Monday, October 9
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Venue: Student Union (Wisconsin Room on 2nd floor)
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9:00- 10:45Session 5 - Science Highlights: AsteroidsChair: Paul Groot
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A Different Type of “Transient”: Near Earth AsteroidsTom Prince (Caltech)09:00-09:25
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Active asteroids in cometary orbitsQuan-Zhi Ye (Caltech)09:25-09:45
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The Analysis of Asteroid Light CurvesAlison Dugas (Caltech)09:45-10:05
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Session 6 - Science Highlights: Exotic Rare Transients
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The rise and fall of the 2015 stellar merger in M31Scott Adams (Caltech)10:05-10:25
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UV spectroscopy of the bright-and-slow tidal disruption event iPTF15afNadia Blagorodnova (Caltech)10:25-10:45
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10:45 - 11:15BREAK
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11:15 - 12:35Session 7 - GROWTH Marshal
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Overview of the GROWTH MarshalTiara Hung (UMD)11:15-11:35
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Demo and Discussion (30 min)Chris Cannella (Caltech)11:35-11:55
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GROWTH ToO web marshal systemRyosuke Itoh (Tokyo Tech)11:55-12:15
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Plans and applications of the Berlin/DESY ZTF transient pipelineLudwig Rauch (DESY, Germany)12:15-12:35
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12:35 - 1:35LUNCH
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1:35 - 2:30Session 8 - GROWTH Education: Curriculum DevelopmentChair: David Drew
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Using the PTF Variable Marshal for Student-Developed ProjectsMelissa Hayes-Gehrke (UMD)13:35-13:55
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Data-Driven Observational Astronomy Course at Yale-NUS College SingaporeBryan Penprase (Soka University)13:55-14:15
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Ay 122a course at CaltechMansi Kasliwal (Caltech)14:15-14:30
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2:30 - 3:30Session 9 - GROWTH Education: The Future
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Discussion & Drafting of final plan
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3:30 - 4:00BREAK
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4:00 - 5:00Session 10.1 - Management Team (CLOSED) KIRC 2035
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Session 10.2 - External Advisory Board (CLOSED) KIRC 4057
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5:00 - 6:00 Session 11 - MT & EAB Meeting (CLOSED)KIRC 2035
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Tuesday, October 10
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Venue: Student Union (Wisconsin Room on 2nd floor)
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9:00 - 10:40Session 12 - More Science HighlightsChair: Mark Phillips
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Census of the Local UniverseAngela Van Sistine (UWM)09:00 - 09:20
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Using data from Advanced LIGO to make astrophysical statementsDebnandini Mukherjee (UWM)09:20-09:40
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Sky Localization and Electromagnetic Follow-up with Third Generation DetectorsShreya Anand (UMD)09:40-10:00
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Efficiency of the iPTF image subtraction pipelineDeep Chatterjee (UWM)10:00-10:20
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Star/galaxy separation using Pan-STARRS catalogYutaro Tachibana (Tokyo Tech)10:20-10:40
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10:40 - 11:10BREAK
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11:10 - 11:30Session 13 - GROWTH Program Evaluation
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Smartstart Presentation + time to complete surveys and interview participants.Jessica Martone & Tyler Johnson
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11:30 - 12:30Closing Session
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12:30 - 1:30LUNCH
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