rubinann15009 — Announcement

Rubin Digest 20 November 2015

20 November 2015

Project News

The Data Management (DM) Leadership Team held their quarterly meeting in Princeton this week.  The primary result was an agreement on refinements to the DM Roadmap, the milestone plan for construction and commissioning.  

LSST’s online forum for technical discussion and support of community software is available for all to join at

Interested scientists can now self-subscribe to the LSST science mailing list; see the sidebar on for instruction on how to join. 

Bo Xin et al's paper on the LSST curvature wavefront sensing algorithm was published in Applied Optics ( and linked to the LSST Publications Page which now support the capability to filter by lead authors.

Corporation News

The LSST Transients and Variable Stars Science Collaboration has named Federica Bianco (NYU) as their new co-chair, who will replace Lucianne Walkowicz.  Many thanks to Lucianne for her leadership for many years, and welcome to Federica!

Personnel Notes

James Parsons joined the team at NCSA as a Research Programmer where he’ll be working on the processing control software for LSST alert production.

Upcoming Meetings with LSST Involvement

(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded)

November 19-21, 2015: Towards Science in Chile with LSST*, La Serena, Chile

December 14-15, 2015: Foreground Physical Effects on Weak Lensing Science*, UC Davis

January 7, 2016: LSST Town Hall, 6: 30pm @AAS 227, Kissimmee, FL

February 22-24, 2016: LSST Joint Technical Meeting, Santa Cruz, CA

March 7-11, 2016: LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) meeting, SLAC

March 8-10, 2016: 2nd Annual US-Chile Education Summit, Chile

April 11-13, 2016: LSSTC Board Meeting* in Washington, DC

May 24-26, 2016: XLDB 2016 Conference and Workshop, SLAC

June 20-24, 2016: LSST@Europe2*, Belgrade, Serbia

June 28-July 1, 2016: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation, Edinburgh, Scotland

July 18-22, 2016: LSST DESC meeting, at Oxford, UK

August 15-19, 2016: LSST 2016 Project & Science Workshop

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