Science Definition Team Meeting #1

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Thursday, February 3rd

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome (Bill Oegerle)
09:05 - 09:15 Approval of minutes of January Telecon
09:15 - 09:45 Discussion of Charter (Jim Green and Paul Schechter) including a brief summary of the NWNH language on WFIRST by Neil Gehrels.
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09:45 - 10:15 Key issues: the dependence of figures of merit on etendue, bandpass, pixel size, pixel number, PSF, PSF sampling, depth and cadence (Jim Green)
10:15 - 10:30 Discussion
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:30 - 11:15 JDEM-omega: review of the RFI submitted to Astro 2010 (Neil Gehrels)
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11:15 - 11:30 Discussion
11:30 - 12:00 Euclid: science goals and hardware (Jason Rhodes)
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12:00 - 12:15 Discussion
12:15 - 01:15 Lunch
01:15 - 01:45 Figures of merit for an extragalactic infrared sky survey, including a comparison of NIRSS and JDEM-omega. (Dan Stern)
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01:45 - 02:00 Discussion
02:00 - 02:30 Figures of merit for a microlensing exoplanet survey, including a comparison of MPF and JDEM-omega. Dave Bennett)
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Videos: microlens_disc.avi or comparison.avi
02:30 - 02:45 Discussion
02:45 - 03:00 Break
03:00 - 03:30 Costing of recent IR missions (Kevin Grady)
03:30 - 03:45 Discussion
03:45 - 04:00 Toward an analytic DRM (Bob Brown)
Download: PDF or PowerPoint, Brown & Soummer 2010 ApJ Paper
04:00 - 04:15 Discussion
04:15 - 05:00 Additional agenda items

Friday, February 4th

09:00 - 09:30 Figures of merit for testing modified GR as an explanation of cosmic acceleration (Rachel Bean).
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09:30 - 09:45 Discussion
09:45 - 10:30 Figures of merit for a dark energy program (David Weinberg)
Download: PDF or PowerPoint, Cosmic Acceleration Paper
10:30 - 10:45 Discussion
10:45 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 11:30 Choice of dates for next meeting
11:30 - 12:00 Additional agenda items
12:00 - 01:00 Lunch
01:00 - 01:30 Preliminary discussion of creation of subcommittees (the chairs)
01:30 - 05:00 Additional agenda items