CANDELS Meeting and TolTEC Workshop @ UMass

"The Universe by the Light of CANDELS: Past and Future", October 22-24

CANDELS has yielded one of the most extensive public Legacy/Treasury data set for galaxy evolution studies to date, from imaging to spectroscopy and from X-ray to radio through UV/Optical, NIR, MIR and FIR. The conference will summarize the key accomplishments and the major results obtained as part of the CANDELS projects, both by members of the collaboration and by the community at large, as well as identify the most promising future lines of research, especially in light of the upcoming new facilities. In addition to presentations from the CANDELS team, we will have invited and contributed talks, posters and ample time for discussion.

CANDELS was funded by NASA through the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Bob Williams Public Lecture: Probing the Distant Universe with Hubble Space Telescope

On Monday, October 22, at 8:00pm there will a public lecture offered by Bob Williams on the HDF and the contribution by HST to the exploration of the distant universe. The lecture will take place in the same room of the conference. It is open to the general public, but all participant are invited and encouraged to attend.

For more information: Talk: Robert Williams "Probing the Distant Universe with Hubble Space Telescope"

"The next generation extragalactic millimeter surveys: A planning workshop for public legacy surveys with TolTEC/LMT", October 25-26.

TolTEC is a large-format (7000 detector) imaging polarimeter that will be mounted on the recently commissioned 50-meter Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), a joint collaboration between UMass Amherst and Mexico. From 2019 to 2021 TolTEC and LMT will conduct two public extragalactic legacy surveys at 1.1, 1.4 and 2.1mm: an Ultra-Deep Survey of Star-forming Galaxies and a Large Scale Structure Survey. The data from these TolTEC legacy surveys will be made public and we are soliciting input from the community on the fields to cover and exact area/depth parameters for each extragalactic survey. At this workshop, we will discuss the science goals of these surveys, prioritize the ancillary data needed to complete this science and converge on the fields and survey strategy. The TolTEC workshop will be mostly discussion oriented with a couple of invited science talks to motivate our discussions. During the discussions, we encourage all participants to contribute ideas for the survey fields and parameters, important ancillary data products, simulations/modeling, etc. Once registration closes we will contact those of you who are interested in contributing to the discussions with information on how this will happen (e.g. could be showing a few slides or leading a discussion topic).

The TolTEC project is funded by the National Science Foundation through the MSIP program.