Microlensing with EUCLID

September 5, 2019

When: September 5, 2019 9:00AM
Where: Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), 98bis Boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris, France

The Case for a Combined EUCLID-WFIRST Microlensing Survey

The workshop is intended to stimulate the community about the potential of the EUCLID space mission for microlensing. The goals of the workshop are (but not limited to):

  • to understand the capabilities of joint observations between WFIRST and EUCLID
  • to assess the benefits of early observations from EUCLID
  • to demonstrate the potential of ground based follow-up observations

While the first part of the meeting is dedicated to presentations, the second part will be reserved to open discussions and the start of working groups on the various ideas developed during the workshop. The ultimate goal is to synthesize ideas in a White Paper as well as the start of new collaborations.

The workshop registration is now open, please contact or to register. Also, if you are interested to give an oral presentation, please send an abstract before August 22, 2019.


Day 1 – 5/9/2019 :

Status of WFIRST and EUCLID Chair : Etienne Bachelet

9:00 - 9:15 : Welcome and logistics. JP Beaulieu

9:15 - 9:45 : WFIRST and Euclid Overview. Jason Rhodes

9:45 - 10:30 : Simulations of Combined Euclid-WFIRST Microlensing. Matthew Penny

10:30 - 11:00 : Coffee break

On the benefit of simultaneous observations-I Chair : Markus Hundertmark

11:00 - 11:20 : Constraining the parallax of Earth free-floating planets with Euclid and WFIRST. Etienne Bachelet

11:20 - 11:40 : Benefits of EUCLID+WFIRST for lens fluxes and proper motions constraints. JP Beaulieu

11:40 - 12:00 : Addressing Multimodal Microlensing Light Curve Solutions. Clement Ranc

12:00-14:00 : Lunch

On the benefit of simultaneous observations-II Chair : Annie Robin

14:00 - 14:25 : MaBuLs2: towards robust Galactic microlensing models for Euclid and

WFIRST. Eamonn Kerins

14:25 - 14:50 : Confronting Galactic model nd microlensing data with MaBulS. Supachai Awiphan

14:50 - 15:15 : Discussions about Galactic Models chaired by Annie Robin and Eamonn Kerins.

15:15 - 15:30 : Coffee break

On the benefit of simultaneous observations-III Chair : Clement Ranc

15:30 - 15:55 : IFU observations for WFIRST and EUCLID. Markus Hundertmark

15:55 - 16:20 : “GravityCam” - Ground-basd wide-field high-resolution imaging and high-speed photometry. Martin Dominik

16:20-16:45 : ElVIS for transients : microlensing. Achille Nucita.

17:30 - : Wine & Cheese at IAP

Day 2 – 6/9/2019:

Open discussion and hands-on session-I

9:00 - 9:15 : Description and materials. Etienne Bachelet

9:15 - 12:00 : Groups hands-on

12:00 - 14:00 : Lunch


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Code of Conduct

The organizers want this meeting to be productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

We will follow the same code of conduct as the last microlensing conference Microlensing23

Organizing Committee:

Jean-Philippe Beaulieu Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
Etienne Bachelet Las Cumbres Observatory
Matthew Penny Ohio State University
Eamonn Kerins Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
Jason Rhodes Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Markus Hundertmark Heidelberg University

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