2023 LSST Photo-z Virtual Symposia
The focus of these symposia will be on the development and interoperability of software related to the generation and science validation of photometric redshifts for the LSST within the context of Rubin commissioning and international in-kind contribution programs.
Dates – There will be two half-day sessions, the first on Tue June 27 and the second November (TBD), with two 90-min virtual sessions per day (8:30-10:00am and 10:30am-12:00pm US Pacific).
- Abstract deadline: Wed May 31 2023
- Registration deadline: None
- First symposium: Tue June 27, 8:30 - 12:00 US Pacific
Agenda – The June symposium will start with overviews of the Rubin Data Management team’s PZ Roadmap and the DESC’s PZ-related work, followed by talks from various in-kind teams to present their components and highlight interfaces and challenges. We will discuss interoperability and set action items for collaboration which we will return to in the November symposium.
Draft agenda for the June session.
- 8:30 - 8:35 – welcome
- 8:35 - 8:45 – DM PZ roadmap overview
- 8:45 - 8:55 – DESC’s PZ-related software
- 9:00 - 10:00 – contributed talks
- 10:00 - 10:30 – break
- 10:30 - 11:15 – contributed talks
- 11:15 - 11:50 – discussion, potentially in breakouts
- 11:50 - 12:00 – action item summary
Who should submit an abstract for the June symposium? One person from each of the seven international in-kind teams with PZ-related contributions should submit an abstract, if possible; space is reserved for at least one 10 minute talk from each of these teams. Anyone else developing infrastructure or software components for PZ estimation with the LSST data is welcome to submit an abstract, but note space is limited.
Who should register for the June symposium? Everyone who is working on software related to generating LSST photometric redshifts (photo-z or PZ) is invited to register for the symposium. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. The session agenda will be posted in this thread and emailed to all registered participants.
How is the Photo-z Coordination Group involved?
These symposia are being hosted in the context of the LSST Photo-z Coordination Group, which was established to help international in-kind contribution teams and their recipients (e.g., the Science Collaborations, Rubin Data Management), along with any other scientists working towards generating LSST photo-z, to communicate and collaborate.
Will there be a PZ session at the 2023 Rubin PCW?
We also anticipate hosting a science breakout session on LSST photo-z at the 2023 Rubin Community and Project Workshop, for which the focus would be less on software interoperability and more on science with photo-z. Submitted abstracts that do not fit into the June symposium will be considered for the PCW session.
If you have any questions, please reply in this thread or contact Eric Charles or Melissa Graham (@MelissaGraham).