Science Definition Team Meeting

February 2-3, 2012
GSFC

Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 - Bldg. 34/W150

09:00 - 09:10 am Nick White -- Welcome
09:00 - 09:10 am Chairs -- introduction of new members; discussion of agenda
09:20 - 09:30 am Lia LaPiana -- overview of updated charge; discussion in pm session
09:20 - 09:50 am Paul Schechter -- relevant developments since June: JWST; changes at HQ; Euclid; minibus HR 2112; NRC Euclid participation committee
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09:50 - 10:05 am David Bennett -- Exoplanet microlensing in light of Kepler results
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10:05 - 10:20 am Paul Schechter -- community awareness of WFIRST
10:20 - 10:35 am Break
10:35 - 11:15 am Jason Rhodes -- Euclid
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11:15 - 11:30 am Kevin Grady -- new cost estimate
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11:30 - 12:00 pm Neil Gehrels and study team -- new design options, H4RG, report on image quality, science considerations
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12:00 - 01:00 pm Lunch
01:00 - 01:50 pm Neil Gehrels and study team -- new design options, H4RG, report on image quality, science considerations
01:50 - 02:30 pm David Weinberg: Varying assumptions behind BAO, RSD and power spectrum measurements and how they affect the DETF FoM
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02:45 - 03:00 pm Break
03:00 - 04:00 pm Discussion -- "does not duplicate capabilities"
04:00 - 05:00 pm Task Group Breakouts: redder detectors, single channel design

Friday, 3 Feb 2012 - Bldg. 34/W305

09:00 - 10:00am Paul Hertz
10:00 - 10:10am Jason Kalirai -- new survey science
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10:10 - 10:30am brief reports from task groups
10:30 - 10:45am Break
10:45 - 11:25am Chris Hirata -- weak lensing results MUST be duplicated
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11:25 - 11:30am Next Meeting
11:30 - 12:00pm All Present -- pushing redward in light of Euclid
12:00 - 01:00pm Lunch
01:00 - 02:30pm Task Group Breakouts: redder detectors, single channel design
02:30 - 03:00pm Report from Breakout Groups
03:00 - 04:00pm TBD -- the agenda may expand again