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Beyond JWST:
The Next Steps in UV-Optical-NIR Astronomy
Event Program

Talk Titles with Abstracts

Thursday, March 26, 2009



9:00a-9:15a Welcome: Rob Strain, GSFC Director
9:15a-9:40a Solar System Exploration with UVOIR Telescopes
Heidi Hammel (Space Science Institute)
9:40a-9:50a Discussion
9:50a-10:15a Evolution of the IGM and Chemical Abundances
Mike Shull (U. Colorado)
10:15a-10:25a Discussion
10:25a-10:55a Poster Viewing & Refreshments
10:55a-11:20a Star Formation and Stellar Populations
Julianne Dalcanton (U. Washington)
11:20a-11:30a Discussion

11:30a-11:55a Galaxy Formation & Evolution between 1
Mauro Giavalisco (U. Mass. Amherst)
11:55a-12:05p Discussion
12:05p-1:30p Lunch
1:30p-1:55p Galaxy Formation and Evolution at z>3
Rychard Bouwens (UCO/Lick Observatory)
1:55p-2:05p Discussion
2:05p-2:30p Technology for Future UVOIR Space-based Facilities
Tupper Hyde (NASA / GSFC)
2:30p-2:35p Discussion
2:35p-3:00p Poster Viewing & Refreshments
3:00p-5:00p Mission Concepts / PI Summaries
John Trauger (JPL)
Actively-Corrected Coronagraph for Exoplanet System Studies
Mark Clampin (GSFC)
Extrasolar Planetary Imaging Coronagraph
Gautam Vasisht (JPL)
Dilute Aperture Visible Nulling Coronagraph Imager
Oliver Guyon (Subaru Telescope, NAOJ)
Pupil Mapping Exoplanet Coronagraphic Observer
Webster Cash (U. Colorado)
New Worlds Observer
David Spergel (Princeton U.)
THEIA Mission Concept
Ken Sembach (STScI)
Ultraviolet Space Observatory
Marc Postman (STScI)
Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope
Ken Carpenter (GSFC)
Stellar Imager

5:00p-5:25p Cosmology - Lensing and Dark Energy
Priya Natarajan (Yale)
5:25p-5:40p Discussion
5:40p Reception: Hors d'oeuvres with cash bar
7:00p Adjourn


Friday, March 27, 2009

9:00a-9:25a Exoplanet Studies / Terrestrial Planets in Habitable Zones
Ed Turner (Princeton)
9:25a-9:30a Discussion
9:30a-9:55a The Future of Galactic Stellar and Interstellar astrophysics in the UV
Seth Redfield (Wesleyan University)
9:55a-10:00a Discussion
10:00a-10:15a Poster Viewing & Refreshments
10:15a-10:40a The Local Galaxy Neighborhood
Tom Brown (STScI)
10:40a-10:45a Discussion
10:45a-11:10a Galaxy Evolution since z ~ 1
David Schiminovich (Columbia U)
11:10a-11:15a Discussion
11:15a-11:55p Workshop Summary
Led by Matt Mountain (STScI)
12:00p Meeting Adjourns