IPTA 2018 Student Week Schedule

DSOC (NRAO), Socorro, New Mexico, USA

Monday, June 11

  • 09:00 - 09:10 Welcome (Kevin Stovall)
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Student Project Description (James McKee)
  • 09:30 - 10:30 [Lecture ] Pulsars (Kevin Stovall)
  • 10:30 - 11:30 [Activity] Useful pulsar tools, e.g. ATNF catalog/EPN (Kevin Stovall)
  • 11:30 - 12:00 [Lecture/Activity] linux, common command line tools (Adam Brazier)
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 16:00 [Lecture/Activity] python/ipython/matplotlib/astropy (Adam Brazier)
  • 16:00 - 17:30 [Lecture/Activity] Pulsar-focused exercises (Adam Brazier)

Tuesday, June 12

  • 09:00 - 10:00 [Lecture] Initial pulsar data reduction/examination (Mayuresh Surnis)
  • 10:00 - 12:00 [Activity] PRESTO/DSPSR/PSRCHIVE (Mayuresh Surnis)
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 17:00? Tour of the VLA

Wednesday, June 13

  • 09:00 - 10:00 [Lecture] PSRCHIVE (Ryan Shannon)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 [Activity] Using PSRCHIVE (Aditya Parthasarathy)
  • 11:00 - 12:00 [Lecture/Activity] PSRCHIVE python interface (Paul Demorest)
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 14:30 [Lecture] Pulsar timing (James McKee)
  • 14:30 - 15:30 [Activity] tempo2 (James McKee)
  • 15:30 - 16:30 [Lecture/Activity] Additional pulsar timing software (Kevin Stovall)

Thursday, June 14

  • 09:00 - 10:00 [Lecture/Activity] Solar System Ephemeris (Sarah Vigeland)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 [Lecture] Interstellar Medium (James McKee)
  • 11:00 - 12:00 [Activity] ISM Mitigation (James McKee)
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 14:30 [Lecture] Noise (Ryan Shannon)
  • 14:30 - 16:00 [Activity] Noise modeling (Aditya Parthasarathy)

Friday, June 15

  • 09:00 - 10:00 [Lecture] Gravitational Wave Astrophysics (Chiara Mingarelli)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 [Lecture] Gravitational Wave Detection (Jeff Hazboun)
  • 11:00 - 12:00 [Activity] GW Detection (Jeff Hazboun)
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 16:00 Student Presentations
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Career Panel