RCN Events

Fall RCN Meeting -- October 20th, 2022

The first full RCN meeting will take on October 20th, 2022 from 8a - 12p Pacific (11a-3p Eastern, 4p-8p UK, and 5p-9p CEST) via Zoom (link here).

If you are planning to attend, please take a moment and fill out this RSVP form to assist in planning efforts for our networking / breakout rooms.

Note: visit the Pyaneti wiki for instructions on how to install Pyaneti ahead of the meeting OR visit this Pyaneti wiki subpage for instructions on how to run the package from a Virtual Machine environment if you want to skip the local install process.
Both options should allow full participation in Oscar’s tutorial!

Agenda (PDF - with abstracts)

8:00 - 8:10 am Welcome and brief overview of the EPRV RCN
8:10 - 9 am Dawn Gelino (NExScI) & all RCN members Discussion on future
9:00 -9:10 am Yinan Zho
(Univ. of Geneva)
SOAP-GPU: Efficient Spectral Modelling of Stellar Activity Using Graphical Processing Units
9:10 - 9:20 am Sahar Shahaf
(Weizmann Institute of Science)
New Periodograms Separating Orbital Radial Velocities and Spectral Shape Variation
9:20 - 9:30 am Molly Kate Kreider (Univ. of Richmond) Modeling chromatic mode frequency shifts in astroetalons for high precision spectrograph calibration
9:30 - 9:40 am Khaled Al Moulla (Univ. of Geneva) Stellar signal components seen in HARPS and HARPS-N solar RVs
9:40 - 9:50 am Jennifer Burt (JPL) Working towards a coordinated, global survey of RV standards
9:50 - 10:00 am Coffee Break
10:00 - 11:00 am Oscar Barragan
(Univ. of Oxford)
Multidimensional Gaussian Processes applied to spectroscopic time series with pyaneti
11:00 am - 12:00 pm All participants EPRV networking

Extreme Precision RV Foundational Science Seminar
April 26th, 2022

This seminar featured the PIs from NASA’s 2021 ROSES call on ‘EPRV Foundation Science’ which focused on new pathways to mitigating stellar variability in (E)PRV data. Each speaker described the scope of their project and provided updates on their teams progress in the first year+ of effort. You will find more details below, including the program schedule, presentation abstracts, and connection information.

A full recording of the seminar is available on the RCN Google Drive

Agenda (PDF - with abstracts)

10:00 - 10:10 am Welcome and brief overview of the EPRV RCN
10:10 - 10:35 am Irina Kitiashvili
(NASA Ames Research Center)
Characterization of Stellar Jitter Using 3D Realistic Modeling of Solar-Type Stars
10:35 - 11:00 am Drake Deming
(Univ. of Maryland, College Park)
Orthogonal Spectroscopy for Detection of Rocky Exoplanets
11:00 - 11:25 am Zoe de Beurs
(MIT)
The Future of Using Machine Learning to Model Stellar Activity in RV Searches
11:25 - 11:50 am Ryan Terrien
(Carleton College)
Disentangling RVs and magnetic activity at very high resolution with laser heterodyne spectroscopy
11:50 - 12:00 pm Break
12:00 - 12:25 pm Steve Saar
(Harvard Smithsonian | CfA)
The Importance of Some Lesser-Known Magnetic Effects on Stellar RVs, and Some Ideas to Mitigate Them
12:25 - 12:50 pm Virisha Timmaraju
(JPL)
Measuring Extreme Precision Radial Velocities of Exoplanet-Hosting Stars in the Presence of Stellar Noise With Deep Learning
12:50 - 1:15 pm Eric Ford
(Penn State)
NEID Sun-as-a-star Observations & Establishing Credibility of EPRV Exoplanet Detections
1:15 - 1:40 pm Rachael Roettenbacher
(Yale)
Disentangling Stellar and Planetary Signatures with Interferometric Images and Extreme Precision Radial Velocities
1:40 - 2:00 pm Group Discussion