Program & Speakers

Invited Speakers

  • Mark Dickinson
  • Mariska Kriek
  • Sandy Leggett
  • Michael Liu
  • Chung-Pei Ma
  • Bruce MacIntosh
  • Christian Marois
  • Elena Pian
  • Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann
  • Chad Trujillo
  • Gillian Wilson


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Monday, July 16


Pre-conference tour of the Center for Adaptive Optics at UC - Santa Cruz


Welcome Reception

Tuesday, July 17

Markus Kissler-Patig


Invited Speaker
Christian Marois

Gemini, a Front-Runner in Direct Exoplanet Imaging

Carl Melis

Gemini Observations of Terrestrial Planet Formation

Raphael Galicher

International Deep Planet Survey: 300 stars to determine the wide-separated planets frequency

Invited Speaker
Michael Liu

The Gemini NICI Planet-Finding Campaign

Tracy Beck

Spatially Resolved IR Molecular Hydrogen Emission from the Disks of Young Stars?

Colette Salyk

Gemini-Michelle Observations of Water Vapor in Planet-forming Regions

James de Buizer

Gemini High-Resolution IR Imaging Confronts the Circumstellar Disk Hypothesis of Methanol Maser Rings

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Invited Speaker
Bruce MacIntosh

The Gemini Planet Imager and the GPI Exoplanet Survey

Ken Hinkle

AO Images of Final Flash Stars


Robert Stencel

Exploration of Elevated 13C Abundance in the Disk of Epsilon Aurigae

David Bohlender

New hot helium-3 stars detected with Phoenix on Gemini South


Invited Speaker
Sandra Leggett

Reaching nano-Solar Luminosities  - Brown Dwarfs with Effective Temperatures from 200K to 2000K, and Gemini's Role in their Investigation


Itsuki Sakon

Multi-epoch Mid-infrared Observation of Dust Forming Nova V1280Sco

Tom Geballe

New Infrared Diffuse Interstellar Bands in the Galactic Center

Wednesday, July 18

Invited Speaker
Chad Trujillo

Ices on Minor Planets and Dwarf Planets as Seen Through Gemini

Invited Speaker
Nobuo Arimoto

Subaru's Strategy for Instruments beyond HSC and PFS

Masahiro Takada

Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam and Prime Focus Spectrograph projects

Eder Martioli

GRACES - The Gemini Remote Access to CFHT ESPaDOnS Spectrograph

Gemini High-Resolution Optical Spectrograph (GHOS)

GHOS Update


GHOS Science Summary

Timothy Beers

A New Survey for Carbon-Enhanced Metal-Poor Stars

Alan Alves-Brito

CNO and F abundances in the globular cluster M22

Users' Meeting

This session included brief introductions to new Gemini capabilities and allow for open discussion of topics of interest to current users.

Long-Range Planning #1

(Led by the Science and Technology Advisory Committee)

Thursday, July 19

Invited Speaker Chung-Pei Ma

Supermassive black holes in giant elliptical galaxies

Ricardo Schiavon

Studying resolved stars in M31 globular clusters with NIRI and GNIRS

Peter Pessev

Star Clusters Studies at Gemini South

Future instrumentation

Long-Range Planning #2

(Led by the Science and Technology Advisory Committee)

Invited Speaker
Elena Pian

Multiwavelength multi-site monitoring of Gamma-Ray Burst associated Supernovae

Mukremin Kilic

Gravitational Waves from the 12 minute Orbital Period Binary White Dwarf

Antonino Cucchiara

Gemini Telescopes: Following GRBs and Their Intriguing Lines of Sights

Chris Lidman

Type Ia supernovae in the near-IR: The best standard candle

Stuart Ryder

Seeing Supernovae with Lasers

Invited Speaker
Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann

Gas flows in nearby active galactic nuclei (AGN) mapped with Gemini integral field spectroscopy

Karl Glazebrook

Gemini observations of turbulent disk galaxies

Felipe Barrientos

MgII absorbers in the line of sight to Galaxy Clusters

Friday, July 20

Invited Speaker
Gillian Wilson

The Gemini CLuster Astrophysics Spectroscopic Survey (GCLASS)

Inger Jørgensen

The Gemini/HST Galaxy Cluster Project: The end of passive galaxy evolution for early-type galaxies

Michael Balogh

Galaxy evolution in z=1 groups with the Gemini GEEC2 sample

Invited Speaker
Mariska Kriek

GNIRS and the Distant Universe

David Floyd

Micro-lensing Quasars

Susan Ridgway

Redshift and Luminosity Distribution of Obscured and Unobscured Quasars

Denise Gonçalves

The chemical evolution of the Local Group dwarf galaxies as seen by Gemini+GMOS

Matthew Bayliss

Galaxy Clusters and Cosmology With Gemini North and South

Invited Speaker
Mark Dickinson

Galaxy evolution and AGN activity during the cosmic boom years

Eduardo Telles

HII galaxies with Gemini

Verónica Firpo

Gemini 3D spectroscopy of Haro 15: Solving the dilemma of galactic rotation and starburst kinematics

Lee Spitler

Searching for extended disks in redshift z = 1.5 - 2.5 star-forming galaxies


In addition, data reduction support will be provided during the meeting.


Welcome Reception

  • 750 Restaurant, located lobby level in Hilton San Francisco Financial District
  • Monday, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

San Francisco Supper Club Cruise

Hornblower’s Supper Club Cruise whisks you away for a 2 hour cruise of scenic San Francisco Bay. Various food stations include Latin foods, carved roast beef, mashed potato bar, local vegetables, Italian pasta, fresh breads and tasty desserts. Located at Pier 3 and within walking distance of the hotel.

  • Itinerary
  • Thursday
  • 6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Board at Pier 3, San Francisco
  • 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm Cruise
  • 9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Dock and Disembark at Pier 3, San Francisco

Pre-Conference Tour

An exciting and exclusive pre-conference tour of the Center for Adaptive Optics at UC - Santa Cruz is planned for July 16th (one day prior to the start of the GSM). The tour will include visits to the Laboratory for Adaptive Optics and the Lick Instrument Shops where the Gemini Planet Imager will be nearing completion. A transportation fee of $45.00 will be charged at registration. Lunch is not included but many venues exist during a planned lunch break. Departure will be from the conference hotel a 9:00 am and will return by 5:00 pm.


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