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Events inspired by or relevant to the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope mission are organized by STScI and other partners of the Roman Space Telescope project

Archived presentations and webcasts from conferences, workshops, and lectures organized by and held at STScI are available below. Use the filter bar to search by specific event criteria including Type, Keyword, and/or Date. Click the Submit button to generate the query. Information and resources for each event, including links to view the presentations (when available), can be found by clicking on the "Read More" link.

IPAC's Roman website  also maintains an extensive listing of Roman-related conferences and meetings by all project partners. 


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Measuring the Masses of Exoplanets and Compact Objects with the Roman Galactic Bulge Time Domain Survey

April 20, 2023 Lectures
The Roman Galactic Bulge Time Domain Survey (GBTDS) will detect more than 30,000 gravitational microlensing events across six observing seasons. It is expected that over 1000 exoplanets, a few hundred...

Spectral Characterization of the Roman Space Telescope Grism and Prism Slitless Spectrometers

February 16, 2023 Lectures
The RST Grism and Prism assemblies will provide the Wide-Field Instrument (WFI) with the ability to perform slitless, multi-object spectroscopy across the complete field of view. These optical elements...

Uncovering the Galactic Black Hole Population with Gravitational Microlensing

January 19, 2023 Lectures
There are expected to be 100 million black holes (BHs) in the Milky Way, although until recently mass measurements existed for only two dozen or so in X-ray binary systems. However, a substantial fraction...

The Keck Wide-Field Imager: Optical Partner to Roman

November 17, 2022 Lectures
The Keck Wide-Field Imager (KWFI) is a 1 degree diameter field of view imager for the Keck telescopes that will be the most powerful wide-field optical imager on Earth or in space for the foreseeable future....

Promises and Challenges of the Roman Microlensing Survey

October 20, 2022 Lectures
The Roman microlensing survey is expected to detect thousands of cold planets and will revolutionize our understanding of the exoplanet demographics, as well as planet formation mechanisms. I will present...

Mechanical and Thermal Design of the Coronagraph Instrument

September 15, 2022 Lectures
The Coronagraph Instrument is one of two payloads onboard the Roman Space Telescope, and is planned as a technology demonstration of space coronagraph technology for future Exo-Planet missions. In order...

Alignment, Metrology Techniques and Testing of the Roman Space Telescope WFI Grism

August 18, 2022 Lectures
Dr. Margaret Dominguez has worked at NASA for over 12 years. She is currently working on the Roman Space Telescope, which will seek to study galaxies and dark energy. The WFI Grism, a slitless spectrograph...

Paving the Way for Roman with Theory and Simulations – An Early Assessment for Future Wide-field, High-z Surveys

July 21, 2022 Lectures
NASA's next flagship observatory, the Roman Space Telescope, is expected to be launched in the late-2020s and will help us see wider into the high-redshift Universe. In order to maximize its scientific...

Towards Precision Measurements of Dark Matter

May 19, 2022 Lectures
For more than a century now, our inference of the mass distributions (including dark matter) in galaxies have been based on modeling the positions and velocities of stars, i.e., using kinematic analyses,...

Lyman-alpha at Cosmic Dawn with a Simulated Roman Grism Deep Field

April 21, 2022 Lectures
Lyman-alpha (Lya) surveys are an important tool to constrain the timing and topology of reionization. However, ground-based Lya surveys are not effective at z>8 largely due to the increasing night sky...

Public Access to Multi-Survey Simulated Data Sets

March 17, 2022 Lectures
Preparations are well underway for Roman, Rubin, and Euclid to carry out ambitious imaging and spectroscopic surveys that will enable leaps in our understanding of cosmology and a wide range of astrophysics....

Synthetic Cosmological Data for Multi-Survey Analysis in the 2020s

February 17, 2022 Lectures
The next generation of large imaging and spectroscopic surveys such as Rubin, Roman, Euclid, and DESI will provide a multi-wavelength view of the cosmos with unprecedented precision. The advent of these...

A Joint Roman-Rubin Simulated Imaging Survey

January 20, 2022 Lectures
Survey cosmology will be transformed with the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope and Vera C. Rubin Observatory later this decade. Individually, they will enable leaps in systematic control and statistical...

Star Formation Histories from Spectral Energy Distributions and Color Magnitude Diagrams Show Synchronized Star Formation in Local Volume Dwarf Galaxies

December 9, 2021 Lectures
Star Formation Histories (SFHs) can reveal physical processes that influence how galaxies form their stellar mass. For nearby resolved galaxies, SFHs can be reconstructed from Color Magnitude Diagrams...

Roman Galactic Exoplanet Survey

October 21, 2021 Lectures
The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (Roman) will perform its Galactic Exoplanet Survey when it launches in the mid-2020's. With this first space-based microlensing survey, Roman will be sensitive...

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