IPTF Summer School – Aug 24-27, 2015, Caltech

Graduate students interested in time domain astronomy, highly motivated undergraduates and new users of iPTF data.
We plan to cap the total number of participants to less than 100.

August 24 – 27, 2015

Cahill Building, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
The summer school will be in the Hameetman Auditorium in the Cahill building.
Please refer to this campus map for building locations.

$250 Registration fee, payable on site. Accommodation: typically run at $80/night (nearby motels)

Introduce time domain science to students by teaching them basic concepts and techniques using iPTF case studies
Acquaint new users on how to effectively use the iPTF public data release
Help the community prepare for time domain science in the LSST era by sharing our experience with iPTF

Format of the Summer School:
This 4-day summer school will cover the basic concepts of time domain science, iPTF operations, specific science cases, iPTF databases and useful tools.
Throughout the four day summer school, we will have six hands-on sessions, which will teach students various skills to deal with large time domain data, such as python program language, machine learning software, how to access iPTF public data, how to use iPTF data to do sciences and how to create your own tools to utilize large time domain datasets. We will distribute example PTF datasets and assign home work.

Important Note:
Registration for this meeting is open on April 10th, 2015, the deadline for registration is July 15th, 2015. Please see the registration page for details.