Program

by Davis Murphy last modified Jul 24, 2017 by Eric Murphy

 

Meeting Notes

Webcast:

Please follow these instructions to webcast the meeting.  

Posters:

Posters will be displayed at the Fidel Center Atrium (adjacent to Workman Center) Monday-Thursday. (Poster boards will be available on Monday at 8am)

Talks:

If you would like, an ngVLA PPT template is available here and can be used when preparing your talks.  

If possible, please download your talk to the following site  site at NRAO. The commands below should work from linux/unix, as well as the windows command line:

  • ftp ftp.aoc.nrao.edu
  • login: anonymous/email address
  • cd incoming/ngvla
  • put filename

Please include your last name as the first part of the file name, eg. SPEAKER.talk.pptx 

We will then transfer the talks to the NM Tech system.  If this is impossible, please bring your talk on a drive to the session chair in advance of your session. 

Monday June 26, 2017 - ngVLA Technical Day
(Workman Center) 

Sessions: ngVLA Technical Community Studies Reports
Start TimeDurationEnd TimeTopicSpeaker
8:50 0:30 9:20 Pre-Session Coffee  
9:20 0:10 9:30 Session Introduction

Session Chair: Melissa Soriano 

9:30 0:20 9:50

Advanced Spatial Filtering Methods for RFI Mitigation at the ngVLA

Mitchell Burnett (S)
9:50 0:20 10:10

The Scientific Drivers and Technical Requirements for the ngVLA Correlator

Sean Dougherty (S)
10:10 0:20 10:30

Exploring Low Frequency Options for the ngVLA: Providing a Path to a Next Generation LOw Band Observatory (ngLOBO) 

Greg Taylor (S)
10:30 0:20 10:50 Coffee Break  
10:50 0:20 11:10

Progress report on NGVLA LNA development 

Andrew Janzen (C)
11:10 0:20 11:30

High-Power, High-Speed Photodiodes 

Qinglong Li (S)
11:30 0:20 11:50

Development Status of JPL’s Ultra-Wideband Receiver Package For The ngVLA 

Jose Velazco (C)
11:50 0:20 12:10

NRC Receiver Development for the ngVLA

Lewis Knee (S)
12:10 1:50 14:00 Lunch Break Afternoon Chair: Melissa Soriano
14:00 0:20 14:20

Advanced Cryocooling Technologies 

Larry D'Addario (S)
14:20 0:20 14:40

Smart Energy Cryocooler Technology for the ngVLA 

Jeff Gardiner (S)
14:40 0:20 15:00

A New Approach to Inexpensive Radio Dishes 

Justin Hyatt (S)
15:00 0:20 15:20 Coffee Break  
15:20 0:20 15:40

Antenna Mount Study 

Matt Fleming (S)
15:40 0:20 16:00

Offset Gregorian Antenna 

Dean Chalmers (S)
16:00 0:20 16:20

Progress Report on 1.2-116 GHz Demonstration Receiver

Sander Weinreb (C)
16:20 0:10 16:30 Session Closing Remarks Session Chairs
16:30 0:00 16:30 Session Complete  

17:30 1:30 19:00

Reception with Artists and Astronomers
(Macey Center) 

Tuesday June 27, 2017 - ngVLA Science Day 1
(Workman Center) 

Sessions: Context & Synergy
Community Science Studies / Contributed
Start TimeDurationEnd TimeTopicSpeaker
8:00 0:20 8:20 Pre-Session Coffee Morning Chair: David Wilner 
8:20 0:10 8:30

Welcome

Tony Beasley
8:30 0:30 9:00

SAC Chair Presentation

Alberto Bolatto
9:00 0:30 9:30

VLA -- ngVLA

Luis Rodriguez (I)
9:30 0:30 10:00

ALMA 2030

Christine Wilson (I)
10:00 0:30 10:30 Coffee Break  
10:30 0:30 11:00

Decadal Survey 2010 Lessons Learned and Transformational Science with the ngVLA

Roger Blandford (I)
11:00 0:30 11:30

ELTs Context

Stefi Baum (I)
11:30 0:30 12:00

NASA Missions

Paul Scowen (I)
12:00 0:15 12:15

A High-Frequency e-MERLIN Upgrade

Mike Garrett (C)
12:15 1:50 14:05 Lunch Break Afternoon Chair: Chris Carilli
14:05 0:15 14:20

Detecting the signposts of planet formation with the ngVLA

Luca Ricci (S)
14:20 0:15 14:35

Protoplanetary Disk Chemistry as a Probe of Planet Formation

Geoff Bryden for Karen Willacy (S)   
14:35 0:15 14:50

Ionized gas in protoplanetary disks

Enrique Macias (C) 
14:50 0:15 15:05

Examining Protostellar Disks and Multiplicity

John Tobin (C)  
15:05 0:15 15:20

Detectability of Interstellar Molecules with the ngVLA

Brett McGuire (S)
15:20 0:15 15:35

Zeeman Splitting Opportunities with the ngVLA

Tim Robishaw (C) 
15:35 0:30 16:05 Coffee Break  
16:05 0:15 16:20

Fine-Scale Non-Thermal Radio Filaments Throughout SgrA

Mark Morris (C)
16:20 0:15 16:35

Composition of the Interstellar Medium

Jorge Pineda (S) 
16:35 0:15 16:50

Cosmic Explosions and Collisions in the ngVLA Era

Alessandra Corsi (S)
16:50 0:15 17:05

Long-duration GRBs in the ngVLA era

Tanmoy Laskar (C)
17:05 0:15 17:20

Compact-Object Cataclysms

Vikram Ravi (S)
17:20 0:15 17:35

Galactic Center Pulsars 

Geoffrey Bower (S)
17:35 0:00 17:35 Session Complete  

Wednesday June 28, 2017 - ngVLA Science Day 2
(Workman Center) 

Sessions: Community Science Studies / Contributed
ngVLA Concept Options and Trade-Offs
Start TimeDurationEnd TimeTopicSpeaker
8:00 0:30 8:30 Pre-Session Coffee Morning Chair: Frank Schinzel 
8:30 0:15 8:45

Quantifying the ngVLA's Contribution to Exo-Space Weather

Rachel Osten (C)
8:45 0:15 9:00

The ngVLA in the Solar System: Planetary Radar

Joseph Lazio (C)
9:00 0:15 9:15

The VLA CO Luminosity Density at High Redshift Survey

Dominik Riechers (C)
9:15 0:15 9:30

Cold Gas in the Early Universe

Caitlin Casey (S)  
9:30 0:15 9:45

Towards Star Formation Modes at High Redshift

Chelsea Sharon (C) 
9:45 0:15 10:00

Cosmic History of Molecular Gas with Intensity Mapping

Garrett Keating (S)
10:00 0:30 10:30 Coffee Break  
10:30 0:15 10:45

II Zw 40: A Test Case for Studying Baryon Cycling 

Amanda Kepley (C)
10:45 0:15 11:00

Accreting black holes in globular clusters

Laura Chomiuk (C)
11:00 0:15 11:15

Black hole astrometry with the NGVLA

Tom Maccarone (C)  
11:15 0:15 11:30

Revolutionizing Radio AGN Science with the ngVLA

Kristina Nyland (S)
11:30 0:15 11:45

NANOGrav Study of Gravitational Wave Astronomy 

Shami Chatterjee (S)
11:45 0:15 12:00

A Vision for the Next Generation Low Band Observatory

Jason Earl Kooi (C)
12:00 0:10 12:10

Poster Blast:

Supernovae Remnants (Maldonado)

Old SNe/Young Remnants (Sarbadhicary)

Simulated Imaging of CO in SMGs (Champagne)

Episodic Accretion (Hales) 

Stellar Emission and Debris Disks (White)

( 1 min / poster)
12:10 1:50 14:00 Lunch Break Afternoon Chair: Amy Kimball
14:00 0:20 14:20

Process Introduction (Tech Feedback to Sci Reqs., etc.)

Mark McKinnon
14:20 0:45 15:05

TAC Summary (Monday Summary, TAC Activities, Technical Risks & Opportunities)

Melissa Soriano
15:05 0:30 15:35

Preliminary Key Technical Requirements

Eric Murphy
15:35 0:25 16:00 Coffee Break  
16:00 1:00 17:00

Concepts & Options Presentation

Rob Selina
17:00 0:30 17:30

Workgroup Task - Effectiveness Assessment; Priorities; Next Steps

Initial Science Case Spreadsheet

Murphy + Selina
17:30 0:00 17:30 Session Complete  
18:00 0:00 18:00 Conference Dinner
(Macey Center)
 

Thursday June 29, 2017 - ngVLA Science Day 3
(Breakouts at Domenici Science Operations Center/Discussion at Workman Center)

Sessions: Break-Out Sessions
SWG Discussion
Start TimeDurationEnd TimeTopicModerator
8:00 0:30 8:30 Pre-Session Coffee  
8:00 0:30 8:30

Long Baseline Discussion (Parallel) -- in DSOC Room 280

Walter Brisken
8:30 2:00 10:30 Break-Out Sessions:
Cradle of Life: -- Workman
Galaxy Ecosystems: -- DSOS Auditorium
Galaxy Formation: -- DSOS CR317
TdCP: -- DSOS Common Room (2nd floor)
 
10:30 0:30 11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00 0:15 11:15

Cradle of Life (SWG 1) Report

Concept Trade Space Outcome

James DiFrancesco
11:15 0:15 11:30

Galaxy Ecosystems (SWG 2) Report

Concept Trade Space Outcome

Alberto Bolatto
11:30 0:15 11:45

Galaxy Formation (SWG 3) Report

Concept Trace Space Outcome

Dominik Riechers
11:45 0:15 12:00

Time Domain/Cosmology/Physics (SWG 4) Report

Concept Trace Space Outcome

Joseph Lazio 
12:00 2:00 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 1:00 15:00

Meeting Summary / Moderated Discussion

SWG Chairs, Murphy, Selina
15:00 0:00 15:00 Session Closed  

Friday June 30, 2017 - Tour of the VLA Site

 
Start TimeDurationEnd TimeTopic
9:30 3:00 12:30 VLA Tour -- Information Here  

VLA Tour: Sign-up sheets for the VLA tour on Friday will be made available at our registration desk. Transportation from Socorro to the VLA site (54 miles West) has to be arranged among the participants. Please make sure to sign-up before 2:15pm on Wednesday. You will be asked to indicate whether you will be a passenger or a driver, and how many spots remain available in your vehicle in the latter case. Closed-toe shoes are required for the tour.