Kepler/K2 Extragalactic Data Analysis Meeting in Baltimore, July 16-18, 2018

News article posted on by Geert Barentsen

Members of the Kepler Extra-Galactic Survey are hosting an Extragalactic Transient Data Analysis Meeting on July 16-18, 2018, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

This hands-on meeting, inspired by Tess Ninja and the Gaia Sprints, is designed to bring together researchers with a common interest in the analysis of extragalactic transients using data from NASA's Kepler and K2 missions.

To date, Kepler has collected photometric time series for over 65,000 galaxies, most notably during K2's Campaigns 16 and 17. During these recent forward-facing Campaigns, dozens of candidate and confirmed supernovae were recorded with unprecedented cadence and precision. This meeting is intended to build new collaborations, minimize duplication of effort, and facilitate the development of open-source tools for working with this new dataset.

The deadline to apply to register is June 28th, 2018. Researchers from all career stages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. See the meeting webpage for details.