LSST AGN Science Collaboration Roadmap Development Meeting

An Open Splinter Meeting as part of the

229th AAS Meeting, Grapevine, TX

Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Appaloosa 2 (Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center)

The goals of the meeting are to: 1) start the development of a comprehensive Roadmap for the Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) Science Collaboration of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), presenting a coherent vision for AGN research pre- and post-LSST commissioning, 2) form dedicated Working Groups within the Science Collaboration who will work on specific projects described by the Roadmap, 3) explore funding opportunities to support the highest-ranked projects described by the Roadmap, and 4) encourage eligible active extragalactic researchers to join the AGN Science Collaboration.

Organizing Committee:

Ohad Shemmer (University of North Texas);
Niel Brandt (The Pennsylvania State University);
Gordon Richards (Drexel University);

Organizing committee members may be contacted with any questions.

Meeting Program


Session 1: 9:00 - 10:30

Chair: Ohad Shemmer, University of North Texas

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ohad Shemmer, University of North Texas
Description of AGN Science Collaboration Activities and Goals
Niel Brandt, The Pennsylvania State University
Gordon Richards, Drexel University
Carole Mundell, University of Bath

Chelsea MacLeod, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Coffee Break: 10:30 - 11:00  Group Photo

Session 2: 11:00 - 12:30

Chair: Niel Brandt, The Pennsylvania State University

Roberto Assef, Universidad Diego Portales
Christina Peters, University of Toronto

Vishal Kasliwal, University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University
Paula Sanchez, Universidad de Chile
Yan-Fei Jiang, University of California, Santa Barbara

Lunch Break: 12:30 - 1:30

Session 3: 1:30 - 3:00

Chair: Ohad Shemmer, University of North Texas

Discussion and Ranking of AGN Science Collaboration Tasks and
Priorities, Forming Working Groups, and Setting a Timeline for Roadmap
White Paper Posting

Coffee Break: 3:00 - 3:30

Session 4: 3:30 - 6:00

Chair: Gordon Richards, Drexel University

Writing Roadmap White Paper Skeleton

This meeting is kindly supported by the LSST Corporation