Workshop Program

May 12, 2014

Goals for the day: Where are we now, and where does the science suggest we should go next? What are the key measurement capabilities that will enable us to take the next big step? How do these capabilities compare with those available elsewhere in the electromagnetic spectrum? Discuss the status of critical enabling technology and plans for technology maturation. What are the new ideas?

8:30Welcome, logistics, and introductory remarks (D. Leisawitz/NASA GSFC)
8:45The "FIR Surveyor" in NASA's Astrophysics Roadmap (K. Sheth/NRAO)
9:00Single-aperture Far-IR Telescopes: measurement capabilities and trade space (P. Goldsmith/JPL)
9:30Far-IR Interferometers: measurement capabilities and trade space (D. Leisawitz/NASA GSFC)
10:00poster shorts (10)
10:10break and poster viewing
Astrophysical processes and objects of study in the distant universe
11:00Studying Nearby Galaxies with Future IR Space Telescopes (K. Sandstrom/U. Arizona)
11:25Dust and gas in low-metallicity starbursts (L. Hunt/INAF)
11:50AGN and the FIR - A Strong Science Driver for a Future IR Mission (R. Mushotzky/U. Maryland)
13:00The Cold Winds of Change - Outflows and Hot Cores in IR Luminous Galaxies (S. Aalto/Chalmers UT)
13:25Star Formation and AGN:  Obscured Energetics in the Early Universe (G. Stacey/Cornell U)
13:50Directions for Probing Cosmology and Large-Scale Structure in the Far-Infrared (J. Aguirre/U. Pennsylvania)
Enabling Technology
14:15Detectors for Future Missions: Extending Performance, Increasing Scale, and Integrating Functions (S.H. Moseley/NASA GSFC)
14:40System-level Approaches and Technologies for Far-Infrared Astrophysics (C.M. Bradford/JPL Caltech)
15:05poster shorts (10)
15:15break and poster viewing
Astrophysical processes and objects of study in the local universe
16:15Stellar Contributions to the Life Cycle of Dust in Galaxies (M. Meixner/STScI)
16:40Star Formation and ISM. The Way Forward (A. Noriega-Crespo/STScI)
17:05Outstanding Questions in Debris Disk Science (C. Chen/STScI)
17:30Exoplanets in the Far-Infrared (D. Deming/U. Maryland)
19:00Dinner (optional)

May 13, 2014

Goals for the day: Identify "killer apps." Assess the opportunity landscape. Identify key decision points and open issues, and decide the approach we'll take as a community to choose between alternative future paths.

Astrophysical processes and objects of study in the local universe (continued)
8:30The Far-Infrared: The Missing Link in Disk Evolution, Planet Formation and Volatile Delivery to Earth-like Planets (K. Pontoppidan/STScI)
8:55Cometary Science at Far Infrared Wavelengths (M. Mumma/NASA GSFC)
9:20Size and Albedo Distribution in the Kuiper Belt (A. Moullet/NRAO)
9:45Planetary and Satellite Atmospheres in the Far-Infrared Range: Results and Challenges (T. Encrenaz/Paris Observatory)
10:10SOFIA discussion
 SOFIA Science Highlights (E. Young/USRA)
10:30coffee break and room reconfiguration
10:45Splinter groups
 SG1 - Extragalactic Science
 SG2 - Galactic and Solar System Science
 SG3 - Complementarity With Other Facilities
 SG4 - Programmatic Concerns, Including Participation in SPICA
 SG5 - Mission-enabling Technology
 SG6 - What Type of Mission?
13:05Reports from splinter group representatives, with Q&A
14:05poster shorts (10)
14:15break and poster viewing
15:05Discussion panel comprised of science and theme representatives, technologist, mission concept study leads, and program managers, with Q&A
16:20poster shorts (10)
16:30break and poster viewing
17:10Next steps