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JWST Nearby Galaxies Workshop

Science Meeting
January 18 - 20, 2017
Pasadena, CA

What are the key experiments with the James Webb Space Telescope that will transform our understanding of star formation and the physical conditions in nearby galaxies?  What observational strategies should be employed to conduct those experiments and advance the broader field of galaxy evolution?  JWST's 6.5m mirror and suite of four science instruments will provide imaging, spectroscopic and coronagraphic capabilities from 0.6 to 28.5 microns, and offer an unprecedented combination of sensitivity and spatial resolution.  With the launch of JWST scheduled for October 2018, and deadlines for early science and first cycle research programs quickly approaching in the next 18 months, this workshop will bring together researchers and JWST technical experts to engage in science and observation planning.  Time will be devoted to both hands-on tutorials with a range of JWST tools, as well as presentation and discussion of science results that motivate the next crucial steps with JWST.  Breakout sessions on the last day can be scheduled by request for prospective Early Release science teams to plan their observations and proposals.

Science Organizing Committee

Janice C. Lee (STScI, Caltech/IPAC)
Lee Armus  (Caltech/IPAC)
Alessandra Aloisi (STScI)
Karl Gordon (STScI)
Karoline Gilbert (STScI)
Evan Kirby (Caltech)
Kirsten Larson (Caltech/IPAC)
Suzanne Madden (CEA-Saclay)
Margaret Meixner (STScI)
Eva Schinnerer (MPIA)
J.D. Smith (U. Toledo)
Linda Smith (STScI)


January 18, 2017

Topic Presenter
JW Status and Science Timeline Janice Lee, STScI
NIRCam introduction / NIRCam Mosaic Parallels / NIRCam Mosaic Tutorial Martha Boyer, STScI
NIRSpec introduction Torsten Boeker, STScI
MIRI introduction David Law, STScI
Physical Processes in the Regions of Massive Star Formation Jean Turner, UCLA
Studying Star Formation at High Resolution in the Magellanic Clouds Cliff Johnson, UCSD
Studying Young Massive Star Clusters in Nearby Galaxies with JWST Linda Smith, ESA/STScI 
Star Formation in the Local Group with NIRSpec Guido De Marchi, ESA
Resolved Stars in Nearby Galaxies: From ANGST and PHAT to JWST Benjamin Williams, University of Washington
CMD Modeling of Dwarf Galaxies between 3 and 12 Mpc: From HST to JWST Michele Cignoni, University of Pisa
Evolved Stars in Nearby Galaxies with JWST Martha Boyer, STScI
Probing the Dusty Stellar Populations of the Local Volume Galaxies with JWST/MIRI Olivia Jones, STScI
Resolved Stellar Populations with Keck and JWST Evan Kirby, Caltech
DD ERS Janice Lee, STScI
Proposal Preparation Tools Overview: ETC Karrie Gilbert, STScI
Proposal Preparation Tools Overview: APT Shelly Meyett, STScI
Proposal Preparation Tools Overview: Target Visibility Shelly Meyett & Bill Blair, STScI
Proposal Preparation Tools Overview: MSA Planning Tool Karrie Gilbert, STScI

January 19, 2017

Topic Presenter
The Spectral Energy Distribution of Nearby Galaxies Michael Brown, Monash University
Integral Field Spectroscopy of Nearby Galactic Nuclei with JWST Torsten Boeker, ESA/STScI
Star Formation and Feedback in Nearby Galaxies with JWST Karin Sandstrom, UCSD
New Views on Dust with JWST Karl Gordon, STScI
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Emission as Tracers of ISM Conditions Sacha Hony, University of Heidelberg
Evolution of Molecular Gas and PAHs in Interstellar Regions (EMPIRE): A Study with Spitzer, Herschel, AKARI, and Planck in the Nearby Universe Ronin Wu, LERMA, Paris Observatory
Visibility Tool Bill Blair, STScI 
Data Products Karl Gordon, STScI

January 20, 2017

Topic Presenter
Data Analysis Tools Erik Tollerud, STScI
Implications of Stellar & Nebular Models for JWST Observations Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington
The Las Campanas Stellar Library: An Essential Tool To Interpret NIR Spectra of Galaxies Igor Chilingarian, CfA
The Variety of Nonstellar Emission in Nearby Galaxies—the JWST View Matt Malkan, UCLA
Observation of Low Luminosity AGNs in Nearby Galaxies: The Power of JWST Shobita Satyapal, George Mason University
The Keck OSIRIS Nearby AGN (KONA) Survey: The Role of AGN-driven Outflows in the Evolution of the Seyfert Galaxies Francisco Mueller-Sanchez, University of Colorado, Boulder
Molecular Hydrogen with JWST-MIRI as a Diagnostic of Galactic Center Heating Elizabeth Mills, San Jose State University
Probing Shocks and Turbulence in the Diffuse Universe through Warm Molecular Hydrogen with JWST Philip Appleton, Caltech/IPAC
Observing Luminous Infrared Galaxies with JWST Lee Armus, Caltech/IPAC


Topic >Name
The Physical Properties of Spitzer/IRS Galaxies Derived from Their UV to 22 mum Spectral Energy Distribution Vassilis Charmandaris
Comparing SED Fitting Tools for the KINGFISH/SINGS Sample of Nearby Galaxies Danny Dale
A Herschel View on Local Luminous Infrared Galaxies Tanio Diaz-Santos
Distributed High Mass Star Populations in Nearby Galaxies with JWST Anthony Marston
Excitation Mechanisms of Near-Infrared Emission Lines in Nearby LINER Galaxy NGC 404 Anna Boehle
High Resolution NIR Imaging and Spectroscopy of the Host Galaxies of Nearby AGN Galaxies Michael Koss
AKARI Observations of Mergers: PAH Emission as a Star-formation Probe in Tidal Tails of Galaxies Takashi Onaka
Extending Dust Budget Studies beyond the Local Group with JWST Sundar Srinivasan