LSST Science Collaborations and the LSST Corporation Enabling Science Activities

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January 10, 2018

LSST Science Collaborations and the LSST Corporation Enabling Science Activities

slide deck for LSST TownHall at AAS231

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January 10, 2018
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  1. LSST Town Hall • 227th meeting of the AAS •

    1/7/2016 LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS • 1/10/18 Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Town Hall
 Science Collaborations and the LSST Corporation's Enabling Science Activities 
 Federica B. Bianco New York University
 LSST Science Collaboration Coordinator
 
 231st meeting of the AAS
 January 10, 2018
  2. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 Formed by the LSST Project in 2006 with the intent to provide a forum to engage the community in interacting with the project team and played an essential part in producing the LSST Science Book in 2009. At this stage, the LSST Project no longer oversees the LSST Science Collaborations: they set their own policies for admission, governance, publication, etc. The only constraint is that their members must have LSST data rights. Any scientist with LSST data rights, including members of the US, and Chilean scientific community and international contributors who signed an MOU with LSSTCorp are welcomed into the LSST community, including the right to apply to join one or more Science Collaborations. The Science Collaborations: LSST Science Collaborations
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    1/10/2018 Currently there are 8 SCs ranging in size from ~1000 (DESC) to ~50 members. Galaxies Michael Cooper (UC Irvine) Brant Robertson (University of California, Santa Cruz) Stars, Milky Way, and Local Volume John Bochanski (Rider University) John Gizis (University of Delaware) Nitya Jacob Kallivayalil(University of Virginia) Solar System Megan Schwamb (Gemini Observatory, Northern Operations Center) David Trilling (Northern Arizona University) 
 Dark Energy Eric Gawiser (Rutgers The State University of New Jersey) Phil Marshall (KIPAC) Active Galactic Nuclei Niel Brandt (Pennsylvania State University) Transients and variable stars Federica Bianco (New York University) Rachel Street (LCO) Strong Lensing Charles Keeton (Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey) Aprajita Verma (Oxford University) Informatics and Statistics Tom Loredo (Cornell University) Chad Schafer (Carnegie Mellon University) LSST Science Collaborations The Science Collaborations:
  4. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 LSST Science Collaborations Time domain science Census of the Solar System Mapping the Milky Way Dark energy and dark matter Galaxies Michael Cooper (UC Irvine) Brant Robertson (University of California, Santa Cruz) Stars, Milky Way, and Local Volume John Bochanski (Rider University) John Gizis (University of Delaware) Nitya Jacob Kallivayalil(University of Virginia) Solar System Megan Schwamb (Gemini Observatory, Northern Operations Center) David Trilling (Northern Arizona University) 
 Dark Energy Eric Gawiser (Rutgers The State University of New Jersey) Phil Marshall (KIPAC) Active Galactic Nuclei Niel Brandt (Pennsylvania State University) Transients and variable stars Federica Bianco (New York University) Rachel Street (LCO) Strong Lensing Charles Keeton (Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey) Aprajita Verma (Oxford University) Informatics and Statistics Tom Loredo (Cornell University) Chad Schafer (Carnegie Mellon University) LSST’s four key science areas The Science Collaborations:
  5. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 Galaxies Michael Cooper (UC Irvine) Brant Robertson (University of California, Santa Cruz) Stars, Milky Way, and Local Volume John Bochanski (Rider University) John Gizis (University of Delaware) Nitya Jacob Kallivayalil(University of Virginia) Solar System Megan Schwamb (Gemini Observatory, Northern Operations Center) David Trilling (Northern Arizona University) 
 Dark Energy Eric Gawiser (Rutgers The State University of New Jersey) Phil Marshall (KIPAC) Active Galactic Nuclei Niel Brandt (Pennsylvania State University) Transients and variable stars Federica Bianco (New York University) Rachel Street (LCO) Strong Lensing Charles Keeton (Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey) Aprajita Verma (Oxford University) Informatics and Statistics Tom Loredo (Cornell University) Chad Schafer (Carnegie Mellon University) LSST Science Collaborations Time domain science Census of the Solar System Mapping the Milky Way Dark energy and dark matter LSST’s four key science areas The Science Collaborations:
  6. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 Galaxies Michael Cooper (UC Irvine) Brant Robertson (University of California, Santa Cruz) Stars, Milky Way, and Local Volume John Bochanski (Rider University) John Gizis (University of Delaware) Nitya Jacob Kallivayalil(University of Virginia) Solar System Megan Schwamb (Gemini Observatory, Northern Operations Center) David Trilling (Northern Arizona University) 
 Dark Energy Eric Gawiser (Rutgers The State University of New Jersey) Phil Marshall (KIPAC) Active Galactic Nuclei Niel Brandt (Pennsylvania State University) Transients and variable stars Federica Bianco (New York University) Rachel Street (LCO) Strong Lensing Charles Keeton (Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey) Aprajita Verma (Oxford University) Informatics and Statistics Tom Loredo (Cornell University) Chad Schafer (Carnegie Mellon University) LSST Science Collaborations Time domain science Census of the Solar System Mapping the Milky Way Dark energy and dark matter LSST’s four key science areas The Science Collaborations:
  7. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 Galaxies Michael Cooper (UC Irvine) Brant Robertson (University of California, Santa Cruz) Stars, Milky Way, and Local Volume John Bochanski (Rider University) John Gizis (University of Delaware) Nitya Jacob Kallivayalil(University of Virginia) Solar System Megan Schwamb (Gemini Observatory, Northern Operations Center) David Trilling (Northern Arizona University) 
 Dark Energy Eric Gawiser (Rutgers The State University of New Jersey) Phil Marshall (KIPAC) Active Galactic Nuclei Niel Brandt (Pennsylvania State University) Transients and variable stars Federica Bianco (New York University) Rachel Street (LCO) Strong Lensing Charles Keeton (Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey) Aprajita Verma (Oxford University) Informatics and Statistics Tom Loredo (Cornell University) Chad Schafer (Carnegie Mellon University) LSST Science Collaborations Time domain science Census of the Solar System Mapping the Milky Way Dark energy and dark matter LSST’s four key science areas The Science Collaborations:
  8. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 Galaxies Michael Cooper (UC Irvine) Brant Robertson (University of California, Santa Cruz) Stars, Milky Way, and Local Volume John Bochanski (Rider University) John Gizis (University of Delaware) Nitya Jacob Kallivayalil(University of Virginia) Solar System Megan Schwamb (Gemini Observatory, Northern Operations Center) David Trilling (Northern Arizona University) 
 Dark Energy Eric Gawiser (Rutgers The State University of New Jersey) Phil Marshall (KIPAC) Active Galactic Nuclei Niel Brandt (Pennsylvania State University) Transients and variable stars Federica Bianco (New York University) Rachel Street (LCO) Strong Lensing Charles Keeton (Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey) Aprajita Verma (Oxford University) Informatics and Statistics Tom Loredo (Cornell University) Chad Schafer (Carnegie Mellon University) LSST Science Collaborations Time domain science Census of the Solar System Mapping the Milky Way Dark energy and dark matter LSST’s four key science areas The Science Collaborations:
  9. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 Galaxies Michael Cooper (UC Irvine) Brant Robertson (University of California, Santa Cruz) Stars, Milky Way, and Local Volume John Bochanski (Rider University) John Gizis (University of Delaware) Nitya Jacob Kallivayalil(University of Virginia) Solar System Megan Schwamb (Gemini Observatory, Northern Operations Center) David Trilling (Northern Arizona University) 
 Dark Energy Eric Gawiser (Rutgers The State University of New Jersey) Phil Marshall (KIPAC) Active Galactic Nuclei Niel Brandt (Pennsylvania State University) Transients and variable stars Federica Bianco (New York University) Rachel Street (LCO) Strong Lensing Charles Keeton (Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey) Aprajita Verma (Oxford University) Informatics and Statistics Tom Loredo (Cornell University) Chad Schafer (Carnegie Mellon University) LSST Science Collaborations Time domain science Census of the Solar System Mapping the Milky Way Dark energy and dark matter LSST’s four key science areas The Science Collaborations:
  10. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 LSST Science Collaborations Chile 69 UK: 60 Italy: 60 France:45 
 California: 174 Washington: 88 Pennsylvania: 63 SC membership across the world
  11. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 Why join an LSST Science Collaboration? A forum to better understand how to prepare for the LSST age. All SCs have a direct line of communication with the LSST Project to ask questions and make recommendations. • Each SC has a DM liaison • Regular meetings between LSST Project and SCs’ chairs
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    1/10/2018 LSST constrained optimization problem and the SCs Color single-filter cadence density Regular/persistent WIDE DEEP Fast/Dense
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    1/10/2018 SCs are designing data products and generating pipelines to be processed in the LSST computational environments LSST User Generated data products User Generate Data Products Definition Document http://ls.st/dpdd Recognizing the diversity of astronomical community needs, and the need for specialized processing not part of the automatically generated LSST products, LSST plans to devote 10% of its data management system capabilities to User Generated data products Data Releases Prompt
  14. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 Arizona corporation to initiate the LSST project in order to advance the science of astronomy and physics LSSTC is committed to raise funds that will enable a robust program of science and educational initiatives through LSST’s 10-year survey and beyond including hosting workshops and conducting training programs as prioritized by its member institutions. Pat Eliason, LSSTCorp Executive Officer More than 35 universities, institutions, corporations, and individuals started designing and building LSST as a public-private partnership LSSTCorp raised over $50 million in the Design Development phase of the LSST project
  15. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 Arizona corporation to initiate the LSST project in order to advance the science of astronomy and physics More than 35 universities, institutions, corporations, and individuals started designing and building LSST as a public-private partnership LSSTCorp raised over $50 million in the Design Development phase of the LSST project LSSTCorp continues to raise funds that enable a robust program of science and educational initiatives in preparation of and throughout the LSST’s 10-year survey including hosting workshops and conducting training programs as prioritized by its member institutions. LSST Corporation and the Enabling Science Program
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    1/10/2018 All members of SCs can apply for funds through the annual Enabling Science Call for Proposals to support meetings, students, and more LSSTCorp support for meetings since 2015: $1,188,995 ($1,171,500 through the Enabling Science Call for Proposals and an additional $17,495.00 in support of workshops/publication) which supported: Collaborations and topical meetings and workshops Hackathons Big Data Academy for High School Students The LSST Data Science Fellowship Program ($500,000 from the Simonyi-Gates Match) LSST Corporation and the Enabling Science Program https://www.lsstcorporation.org/activities
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    1/10/2018 Upcoming LSST Corporation sponsored meetings https://www.lsstcorporation.org/activities
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    1/10/2018 LSSTC Data Science Fellowship Program Director: Dr Lucianne Walkowicz, Library of Congress & Adler Planetarium LSST Corporation and the Enabling Science Program 2-year training program designed to teach astronomy students essential skills for dealing with big data from LSST. 4th session of the LSSTCorp Data Science Fellowship Program University of Washington, September 2017 https://www.lsstcorporation.org/activities https://www.lsstcorporation.org/activities
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    1/10/2018 Participate! More information about the SCs’ activities at the LSST booth The Science Collaborations are working on Road Maps, Charters, Cadence Optimization, DDF and Minisurvey proposals Ask about the LSSTC Data Science Fellowship Program Dr Lucianne Walkowicz will be at the LSST booth on Thursday morning Find out more about LSSTCorp’s long-term commitment to Investing in Discovery https://www.lsstcorporation.org
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    1/10/2018 LSST Science Collaborations’ current activities
  21. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 LSST Science Collaborations’ current activities Transients and variable stars Federica Bianco (New York University) Rachel Street (LCO) Current Focus LSST Alerts: Working with brokers to assure alert services and systems suit the needs of the community Working with observing facilities to build a follow-up network Working with the LSST data management team to address crowded field photometry issues and measurements in the saturation and near saturation regime Understanding yields and optimizing observing strategies for WFD, Deep Drilling Fields, and MiniSurveys The Science Collaborations are working on Road Maps, Charters, Cadence Optimization, DDF and Minisurvey proposals
  22. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 LSST Science Collaborations’ current activities Solar System Megan Schwamb (Gemini Observatory, Northern Operations Center) David Trilling (Northern Arizona University) Current Focus Working groups NEOs (Near Earth Objects Inner Solar System Outer Solar System Active objects Community software/infrastructure development: Give input on and finalize the Solar System Database Schema with the LSST Data Management team http://lsst-sssc.github.io The Science Collaborations are working on Road Maps, Charters, Cadence Optimization, DDF and Minisurvey proposals
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    1/10/2018 LSST Science Collaborations’ current activities Active Galactic Nuclei Niel Brandt (Pennsylvania State University) Current Focus working as a “loose confederation” • We plan to “bootstrap” our way along to get ready for LSST via work on, e.g., SDSS, Deep Fields, DES, ZTF, and HSC SUMIRE. • We are also gathering critical multiwavelength data for AGN studies e.g., X-ray and infrared data in the Deep Drilling Fields. • Roadmapping to prioritize the most essential preparatory tasks. • Contributions to science-driven optimization of the LSST cadence and observing strategy. The Science Collaborations are working on Road Maps, Charters, Cadence Optimization, DDF and Minisurvey proposals
  24. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 LSST Science Collaborations’ current activities Strong Lensing Charles Keeton (Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey) Aprajita Verma (Oxford University) Current Focus The Science Collaborations are working on Road Maps, Charters, Cadence Optimization, DDF and Minisurvey proposals Main activities involve preparing for the phase change from detailed studies of individual systems to statistically large samples: Closely working with the Dark Energy Science Collaboration Strong Lensing Working Group: Co-Convenors Tom Collett & Danny Goldstein https://sites.google.com/view/lsst-stronglensing
  25. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 LSST Science Collaborations’ current activities Stars, Milky Way, and Local Volume John Bochanski (Rider University) John Gizis (University of Delaware) Nitya Jacob Kallivayalil(University of Virginia) Current Focus Working groups Variable Stars Star Clusters Magellanic Clouds Near Field Cosmology The Galactic Bulge The Solar Neighborhood Galactic Structure and ISM Crowded field photometry Cadence Planning Astrometric calibration in post-Gaia era Development of algorithms to select stellar tracers The Science Collaborations are working on Road Maps, Charters, Cadence Optimization, DDF and Minisurvey proposals
  26. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 LSST Science Collaborations’ current activities Galaxies Michael Cooper (UC Irvine) Brant Robertson (University of California, Santa Cruz) Current Focus • Dwarf Galaxies
 • Tidal Tails and Streams
 • Galaxy Mergers and Merger Rates
 • Demographics of Galaxy Population
 • Galaxy Morphology
 • Wide-Area, Multi-band Searches for High-Redshift Galaxies The Science Collaborations are working on Road Maps, Charters, Cadence Optimization, DDF and Minisurvey proposals
  27. LSST Town Hall • 231st meeting of the AAS •

    1/10/2018 LSST Science Collaborations’ current activities Dark Energy Eric Gawiser (Rutgers The State University of NJ) Phil Marshall (KIPAC) Current Focus: Working groups: Analysis WG • Weak Lensing • Large Scale Structure • Supernovae • Clusters • Strong Lensing • Theory and Joint Probes • Photometric Redshifts • Cosmological Simulations • Survey Simulations • Software and Computing Infrastructure Technical WG • Sensor Anomalies • Photometric Corrections • Simulation (e.g. Twinkle), • crowded field photometry, • synergy with other missions ( e.g. Scientific Synergy Between LSST and Euclid arXiv:1710.08489 ) The Science Collaborations are working on Road Maps, Charters, Cadence Optimization, DDF and Minisurvey proposals
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    1/10/2018 LSST Science Collaborations’ current activities Informatics and Statistics Tom Loredo (Cornell University) Chad Schafer (Carnegie Mellon University) Current Focus Individual/Small Group Research Projects • Photometric Redshift Estimation
 • Classification: SNe, Transients/ Variables
 • Cosmological Parameter Estimation
 • Functional data analysis for modeling populations of light curves
 Cross-Collaboration Participation • ISSC membership includes many key members of other science collaborations, fostering cross- discipline collaboration.
 • Active participation in varied working groups, particularly DESC and TVS
 Planned LSST-wide Consulting • Open “StatML Q&A” on LSST Community and Slack
 • Provide article/proposal reviews
 • Jupyter notebook tutorials
 The Science Collaborations are working on Road Maps, Charters, Cadence Optimization, DDF and Minisurvey proposals