Confirmed Invited Speakers

  • Jörn Wilms, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Brian McNamara, University of Waterloo
  • Ori Fox, Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Samar Safi-Harb, University of Manitoba
  • Laura Blecha, University of Florida
  • Stephanie LaMassa, Space Telescope Science Insitute
  • Eduardo Bañados, Carnegie Institute for Science
  • Kevin France, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • David Pooley, Trinity University

Scientific Topics

  • Stellar Populations, Milky Way, Local Group
  • Supernovae and Supernova Remnants
  • The Transient and Variable Universe
  • AGN Feedback in Clusters and Galaxies
  • Dual AGN
  • Hot ISM across Cosmic Time
  • Quasar Macrolensing and Microlensing
  • The high-redshift Universe and Surveys
  • Clusters of Galaxies and Large Scale Structure
  • The Solar System

Venue, Travel, and Accommodations

The workshop will be held at the Carnegie Institution for Science, a beautiful historic landmark nestled between Dupont Circle and Logan Circle in the heart of Washington, D.C.

The Carnegie Institution is accessible by metro or by car. If traveling by metro, the Red Line stop at Dupont Circle is the closest stop, only about a 5-minute walk away. Stops for the Green, Yellow, Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines are about a 15-minute walk. If traveling by car, a nearby parking garage (P St. between 16th and 17th Streets) offers parking for $21/day.
Much more detailed instructions on getting to the building can be found here.

There is no official hotel for the workshop, but there are numerous lodging options nearby. The Carnegie Institute's website provides several recommendations. August is a busy tourist season in the nation’s capital, so we encourage you to book your rooms as soon as possible. Unfortunately, hotels in and around the Dupont Circle area are not cheap, but less expensive options can be found by driving or taking the metro out of the immediate downtown area.


Abstract and Registration deadline: 20 July 2018

Registration Fee: Free for Graduate Students; $95 for Regular Registration