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Southern Cross 2017: Surveying the Cosmos, The Science From Massively Multiplexed Surveys

The Southern Cross Astrophysics Conferences, which are jointly supported by the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) and the CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS), are held annually in Australia with the aim of attracting international experts with wide ranging skills to discuss a particular astrophysical topic. The 2017 conference will be on the results of massively multiplexed surveys across the electromagnetic spectrum and at all scales of the cosmos. This conference will bring together a wide cross-section of the international astronomical community with the aim of facilitating discussion of the scientific achievements of massively multiplexed surveys. This conference will also offer an opportunity to summarise the lessons that have been learnt in the past to help maximise the scientific return in the future.
When 05 June 2017 02:10 PM to
09 June 2017 02:10 PM
Where Sydney AU
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The next decade will see an explosion in the output from these surveys across all astronomical facilities and scales. Highlighting just a few: APOGEE, GALAH and Gaia-ESO will have observed nearly two million Milky Way stars to help to understand the fossil record of the assembly of our Galaxy; OzDES and DESI will chart the role of dark energy in the expansion history of the universe by observing over 30 million galaxies and quasars; WEAVE and 4MOST will map the kinematic and chemical substructure in the Milky Way, enhancing the scientific legacy of Gaia's census of our galaxy, study the detailed properties of intermediate-redshift galaxies, and characterise the objects found in the next-generation radio surveys; WALLABY will map HI across the entire sky measure the HI properties of about 600000 galaxies and derive their distances, HI masses, total masses and dark matter content; and EMU will increase the number of known radio sources by a factor of about 30.

Invited Speakers

  • Julia Bryant (University of Sydney): HECTOR
  • Sven Buder (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy): The GALAH survey
  • Matthew Colless (Australian National University): The MANIFEST instrument and other multiplexed spectrographs on ELTs
  • Luca Cortese (Internation Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Australia): IFU/radio synergies
  • Scott Croom (University of Sydney): The SAMI Survey
  • Luke Davies (Internation Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Australia): Future results from WAVES
  • Caroline Foster (Australian Astronomical Observatory): SLUGGS
  • Keith Hawkins (Columbia University): The Galactic Halo in APOGEE/Kepler/Gaia-ESO
  • Natasha Maddox (ASTRON): DINGO
  • Alessia Moretti: IFU surveys (MUSE, VIMOS, GMOS)
  • Aaron Robotham (University of Western Australia): The GAMA survey
  • Elaine Sadler (University of Sydney): The connections between past, current and future radio surveys
  • Sarah Jane Schmidt (Potsdam, AIP): Surveying the coolest stars in the Milky Way
  • Brooke Simmons (UC San Diego): Galaxy Zoo
  • Edward Taylor (Swinburne University): The GAMA survey and galaxy evolution
  • Yuan-Sen Ting (Australian National University): Chemical tagging of stars in large surveys
  • Sarah Tuttle (University of Washington): VIRUS and HETDEX
  • Benedetta Vulcani (University of Melbourne): The HST grism survey GLASS
  • Vivienne Wild (University of St Andrews): Galaxy evolution with IFU surveys


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