LSST@Asia: Exploring the Wide, Fast, Deep Universe

20 May 2019 @ 9:00 am - 23 May 2019 @ 5:00 pm AEST
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LSST@Asia in Sydney (Australia) was the first conference in what is intended to be a series, following on from a series of very successful LSST@Europe conferences held in 2013, 2016 and 2018. These meetings enabled close interaction between LSST personnel and European scientists interested in LSST.

LSST@Asia brought together scientists in Asia, Australia and South Africa with an interest in the (then) Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and provided them with the opportunity to interact with each other as well as with leaders of the LSST Science Collaborations (Solar System; Stars, the Milky Way and Local Volume; Transients and Variable Stars; Galaxies; AGN; Strong Lensing; Dark Energy and Informatics) and hear updates on LSST construction and data processing progress.

The main objectives of the 2019 meeting were to:

  • Provide an update on the status of the LSST Project.
  • Develop a network of scientists in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific involved in various aspects of LSST.
  • Promote increased engagement of scientists with the LSST Science Collaborations.
  • Explore synergies with other facilities.

Child care was provided to maximise participation by those with carer responsibilities. There was funding support available to encourage attendance by early-career researchers (<5 years post-PHD) and PhD students.


The full list of participants is available.

LSST@Asia 2019 participants

Workshop program
Time (AEST)SpeakerTitle
MONDAY 20 MAY 2019
9:00Emma Johnston AOWelcome
9:15Sarah BroughLocal details
9:20Tony Tyson (Inv)LSST Project Status
9:50Leanne Guy (Inv)LSST Science Drivers and Data Products
10:20Robert BlumLSST Data Rights
10:50Robert Lupton (Inv)LSST/HSC data processing
11:20Henry FergusonLSST Corporation
11:50Nicholas WaltonLSST: The View from Europe
12:05Emmanuel Gangler International contribution to LSST: lessons learnt from France
13:20Sugata Kaviraj (Inv)The LSST Galaxies Science Collaboration
13:50Simon DriverGalaxies and their energy outputs
14:05Andrew HopkinsMeasuring the stellar initial mass function
14:20Yen-Ting LinOne survey to find them all: detecting and studying galaxy clusters from infancy to maturity with HSC
14:35Mireia MontesUnveiling the low surface brightness Universe with LSST: The Intracluster Light
14:50Wenting WangThe stellar halo of isolated central galaxies in the Hyper Suprime-Cam imaging survey
15:05Wei Leong TeeAngular Clustering of Submillimeter Galaxies in GOODS Fields
15:20Anshu GuptaMOSEL survey: Kinematics of star-forming galaxies at z~3.0
16:00Claudia Lagos (Inv)Galaxy formation Simulations in the LSST era
16:30Smriti MahajanEvolution of galaxies on the large-scale filaments
16:45Ankit SinghStudy of Filament galaxies in EAGLE simulation.
17:00Abhisek MohapatraPhysical conditions in high-z double ionized carbon absorbers: origin and evolution
17:15Minfeng GuThe optical/UV variability in SDSS quasars
17:30Shuangliang LiAn accretion disc-irradiation hybrid model for the optical/UV variability in radio-quiet quasars
9:00Leanne GuyLSST Science Pipeline Tutorial
11:00Tyler Bourke (Inv)The Square Kilometre Array - Science, Status, and Synergy with LSST
11:30Peter QuinnAstronomical data challeges in the SKA and LSST era
11:45Matthew WhitingThe Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder - Synergies in Survey Astronomy
12:00Baerbel KoribalskiLSST and WALLABY joint science goals
12:15Bin LuoThe 7 Ms Chandra CDF-S & 5 Ms XMM-Newton SERVS Surveys and Synergies with the LSST Deep-Drilling Fields
13:30Christian WolfSkyMapper/LSST Synergy
13:45Satoshi MiyazakiCurrent status of Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam Survey
14:00Hu ZhanSynergy between the Chinese Space Station Optical Survey and the LSST
14:15Jason RhodesLSST Synergy With Euclid and WFIRST
14:30Edward TaylorTaipan: a complete spectroscopic census of the Southern half of the universe
14:45Luke DaviesThe 4MOST Telescope
15:30Kazuhiro SekiguchiOptical and Infrared Synergetic Telescopes for Education and Research (OISTER) for the Time Domain Studies
15:45Wang ZhongxiangA 2-meter telescope dedicated to follow up LSST discoveries
9:00David Trilling (Inv)LSST and the Solar System
9:30Chan-Kao ChangAsteroid Interior Structure -- A Perspective of Spin-Rate Limit
9:45Hadrien DevillepoixLSST as a pre-covery tool for meteoroid impacts
10:00Will Clarkson (Inv)The LSST Stars, Milky Way & Local Volume Science Collaboration
11:00Jeffrey SimpsonMapping stellar streams with LSST
11:15Po-Chieh HuangDiagnosing the Clumpy Protoplanetary Disk of the UXor Type Young Star GM Cephei
11:30Martin DonachieThe LSST Transient and Variable Stars Collaboration
12:00Jeff CookeThe Deeper, Wider, Faster program: The real-time, multi-wavelength fast transient program with a similar name
12:15Sara WebbScience with the Deeper, Wider, Faster Program
13:30Puji IrawatiVariables and transients from the eyes of the Thai telescopes
13:45David BuckleyThe SALT/SAAO Transient Programme in the LSST Era
14:00Wen-Ping ChenSynergy of Large and Small Telescopes in Time Domain Astrophysics
14:15Wenfei YuProbing black hole mass, spin and general relativistic effects in tidal disruption flares
14:30Monika SoraisamANTARES: Toward real-time astronomy with LSST
14:45Andrea MelandriGamma-Ray Bursts Orphan Afterglows with LSST
15:00Yongquan XueA magnetar-powered X-ray transient as aftermath of a binary neutron star merger
15:45Michelle Lochner (Inv)The LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration
16:15Myungshin ImIntensive Monitoring Survey of Nearby Galaxies
16:30Bhavana LalchandDiagnosing Proto-Stellar Variability: The JCMT-Transient Survey
16:45Abhijit SahaSub-Percent Accuracy All Sky Spectrophotometric Standards within the Dynamic Range of LSST Exposures
9:00Jun YinPredicting optical system perturbations for Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
9:15Tamara DavisDark Energy for non-cosmologists
9:30Chris LidmanSupernova cosmology constraints from the Dark Energy Survey: First results and implications for LSST
9:45Anais MöllerSuperNNova: an open-source framework for Bayesian, Neural Network based supernova classification
10:00Emille IshidaHuman in the loop: adaptive learning in astronomy
10:15David ParkinsonIdentifying unexpected objects in large astronomical data using the apparent complexity
11:00Danielle LeonardTesting Gravity with LSST: A Tale of Two Methods
11:15Mateja GosencaN-body simulations of ultracompact minihalos
11:30James Jee MyungkookStudying the Nature of Dark Matter with LSST
11:45Kyle FinnerOngoing and Future Investigations of the Merging Scenarios of Galaxy Clusters
12:00Matt HiltonCosmology and galaxy evolution with LSST and Sunyaev-Zel'dovich selected galaxy surveys
12:15Emily KendallDistinguishing between alternative dark matter models using large scale structure
13:20Mijin Yoon Constraints on cosmology and baryonic feedback with the joint analysis of weak lensing and galaxy clustering from the Deep Lens Survey
13:35Chiaki HikageCosmology from cosmic shear power spectra with Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam data
13:50Hironao MiyatakeCosmological constraints from galaxy-galaxy lensing and clustering with the Subaru HSC and BOSS data
14:05Ji YaoSelf-calibration of intrinsic alignment of galaxies in LSST
14:20Huanyuan ShanCosmology constraints from weak lensing peak statistics using KiDS-450
14:35Masahiro TakadaMicrolensing constraints on primordial black holes - new opportunities for LSST?
15:30Karl GlazebrookThe potential of LSST for Strong Lensing science
16:45Sarah BroughWrap-up


20 May 2019 @ 9:00 am AEST
23 May 2019 @ 5:00 pm AEST
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UNSW Sydney
Old Main Building (K15), Rm G59-60.
Kensington, Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
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Sarah Brough
Stuart Ryder