rubinann16011 — Announcement

Rubin Digest 25 March 2016

25 March 2016

Project News

A Review of the Camera integration and test process plans took place this week at SLAC.  This technical and programmatic review was to assess the overall integration process flow as well as the planning supporting the work and designs for the equipment, software and databases to be used.

March 23rd was “A Day in the Life of LSST” with everyone working on LSST encouraged to take an interesting picture of something representative of their work to chronicle the LSST construction.  The 150+ images received will be assembled into a slide show highlighting the many aspects of LSST construction as well as the people doing the work.

LSST Data Management has started optimizing and improving techniques, processes and tools for communicating inside the team as well as with the outside world. A technical note will be released shortly.

The LSST Science Advisory Committee (SAC) met on Monday, March 21.  The main topic of discussion were plans for how alerts would be distributed to the community, and how many data releases would be kept spinning at any time.  Minutes are available at the LSST SAC website.

The following individuals have ended their terms on the LSST SAC: Harry Ferguson, Chris Hirata, Lisa Hunter, Bhuvnesh Jain, Rachel Mandelbaum, Dante Minniti, and Ricardo Muñoz.  We thank them for their hard work on the SAC.  Recently joining the SAC are Timo Anguita (U. Andres Bello, Chile), Marla Geha (Yale), Charles Liu (AMNH), Nelson Padilla (U. Catolica de Chile), Anže Slosar (Brookhaven), and Risa Wechsler (Stanford).  We look forward to their involvement and input!

Personnel Notes

Designer Igor Kravtsov has joined the Camera team in Nick Parry’s group at SLAC.  Igor's primary duties include assisting with camera shutter design.

Scientist David Shupe has joined the Science User Interface team at IPAC.  His primary duties will be to aid the design, prototyping, and implementation of the science user interface and tools.

Upcoming 2016 Meetings with LSST Involvement

(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):

March 24-25: LSST Transients Working Group Workshop*, Argonne National Laboratory

April 5-7: LSST Photo-Z Workshop*, University of Pittsburgh

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

April 25 – 29: Future Sky Surveys and Big Data Workshop, Daejoen, Korea

May 16 - 19: Data Management Leadership Team, Tucson, AZ

May 22 – 25: Cross-correlation Spectacular with LSST:  Exploring Synergies Between LSST and External Datasets to Discover Fundamental Physics*, BNL

May 24-26: XLDB 2016 Conference, SLAC

June  6-10: Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VI*, Carnegie Mellon University

June 12-16: Meeting of the Stars, Milky Way and Local Volume Science Collaboration* at AAS 228, San Diego, CA

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

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

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

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

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