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Rubin Digest 10 March 2017

10 March 2017

Project News

A productive LSST Joint Technical Meeting (JTM) took place in Glendale, CA, last week.  The team had time to review accomplishments and, more importantly, work face-to-face across the distributed project on current challenges.  A summary of the week’s activities and group photo can be found here.

A reminder that Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend in the US.  While the LSST Project uses Pacific Time as the standard, Arizona remains on Standard Time year time and local time in Chile will not shift.  This means start times for many LSST standing meetings will change for participants in some locations but not all.  This is an annual source of confusion; check with your meeting organizer for clarification!

Personnel News

Scott Schreiner has joined the LSST Data Management subsystem as Systems Engineer at NCSA.  Scott will be helping to construct and operate compute systems that support development and production services at NCSA.

A belated welcome to graduate student Joachim Moeyens who works with the Data Management team at UW on the Moving Object Pipeline Software (MOPS).  Joachim is assessing the current state of the art as well as the LSST prototype implementation on the way to producing a production LSST MOPS system.

Corporation News

The application deadline for the LSSTC Data Science Fellowship Program is March 15, 2017.  To learn more about the program please visit our website; a direct link to application is here.   

Upcoming Meetings with LSST Involvement

(those with asterisk* are LSSTC funded):


March 13 - 15: Blind Analysis in High-Stakes Survey Science: When, Why, and How? *SLAC; Menlo Park, CA

March 20 – 23: ASTRO: Time Series Analysis for Synoptic Surveys and Gravitational Wave Astronomy, International Center for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Bengaluru, India

April 3 - 5: LSSTC F2F Board Meeting and Hill Visits, Washington, DC

April  6 & 7: AURA Management Council for LSST (AMCL) Meeting, Washington, DC

April 3-7: LSST DESC Hack Week *, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

May 1 – 3: NSF Large Facilities Workshop, Baton Rouge and Livingston, LA

May 1 – 5: AURA Board and Member Representatives Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ

May 12 - 13: LSST Detection of Optical Counterparts of Gravitational Waves*, BNL. Contact Morgan May for additional information.

May 22 – 25: Infrastructure for Time Domain Science in the Era of LSST, Tucson, AZ

May 31 - June 2: Supernovae:  The LSST Revolution Workshop *, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

June 12 – 16: Getting Ready for Doing Science with LSST Data,* IN2P3, Lyon, France

June 19 – 21: AURA Workforce and Diversity Committee (WDC), Maui, HI

July 10 - 14: DESC Meeting, Dark Energy School, and Hack Day*, BNL

August 14 – 18: LSST 2017 Project & Community Workshop, Tucson, AZ

November 7 – 9: AURA Workforce & Diversity Committee (WDC), La Serena, Chile

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