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Mon 5 Oct 2020
Fri 9 Oct 2020


This conference is hosted by STScI and will be held as a fully virtual event.


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

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Galaxy Formation and Evolution in the Era of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope


Our knowledge of galaxy formation and evolution has greatly expanded in recent decades thanks to large survey programs, including those carried out with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). These programs led to numerous discoveries, deepening our understanding of the properties of high-redshift galaxies, the evolution of galaxy morphology over cosmic time, the physics of quenching and feedback mechanisms, populations of faint or optically obscured AGN, and enabled a new era of multi-wavelength photometric redshifts. But, to significantly further advance in the future, we need to expand our observations to exploit wide-field capabilities, beyond HST's relatively narrow sky coverage, in the next decade of surveys with upcoming facilities such as the James Webb Space Telescope, the Vera C. Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), the Euclid Mission and the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, formerly named the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).

Specifically, the Roman Space Telescope, planned for launch in the mid-2020s, will provide HST quality imaging over 0.28 sq. degrees (a field of view about a 100x larger than HST/ACS) at wavelengths between 0.5 microns and 2 microns. In addition to performing dedicated surveys, the Roman Space Telescope will support a Guest Observer program and archival investigations of all Roman data, which will be open to the community with no proprietary period. Roman’s large field of view will enable vastly larger galaxy surveys than possible with HST. This conference aims to engage the extragalactic community in exploring how we can synergistically advance the astrophysics of galaxy formation and evolution in the era of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. 

Important Dates

July 17 Abstract submissions due for contributed talks and iPosters.
September 11 Registration Deadline


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