Summer School Overview
August 25 - 29, 2014 (first day is a bootcamp)
- The summer school will be in the Hameetman Auditorium in the Cahill building.
- Please refer to this campus map for building locations.
Introduce time domain science to students
Provide information to new users on how to effectively use the iPTF public data release
Help the community prepare for the LSST era by sharing our experiences with iPTF
Introduce the mechanics of iPTF to new users
Discuss improvements in the pipelines
Review PTF key programs and present new results
On first day (August 25), conduct a 'bootcamp' for first time users on iPTF tools, databases, and facilities.
Meeting will consist of 4 parts:
A. A bootcamp for first time users of iPTF to be held Monday, August 25. (This is essentially a set of 'how-to' tutorials.)
B. The primary summer school to be held August 26 and 27.
C. A stellar astrophysics workshop to occur on August 28 and 29(until noon).
D. Five hands-on sessions have been planned throughout the summer school. These sessions will demonstrate how to use PTF data to do Time Domain science. We will distribute example PTF datasets and assign home work.