Workshop on WFIRST/LSST Deep Fields

August 30-31, 2018

McCormick Hall Princeton University, Princeton NJ


The 2020s will be the decade of the great surveys. LSST, WFIRST and Euclid will survey the sky in the optical and infrared with an unprecedented combination of depth and survey area. At the same time, we will have transformative new capabilities spanning from the radio to the X-ray. There is a potential for multiwavelength observations that could have a significant scientific impact.

Conference Schedule

The goal of this workshop is to maximize the science return from the upcoming deep surveys. The morning talks will introduce many of the upcoming surveys and some of the pressing science questions. The afternoon sessions will focus on identifying the science requirements for different science areas. The workshop aims to inform planning for WFIRST's deep fields and to encourage the development of white papers for the recent LSST call for deep drilling mini-survey proposals.

Background Information

Travel Information

Princeton is located near the main train line between New York and Philadelphia and is accessible via Newark and Philadelphia airports. JFK and LaGuardia are less convienent to Princeton. There is more information about travel to Princeton at the University visitors' page.

Lodging Information-Visitors to Princeton University can take advantage of discounted rates through the University's Travel and Expense website for hotels. Please be sure to book your room early to secure the best rate. Nassau Inn and Palmer House are a short walk to McCormick Hall where the conference takes place.

Note that we are arranging a block of rooms at the Nassau Inn. Please ask for the discounted rate. For rooms at the Nassau Inn, either call their Reservation Department at 1-800 (862)-7728 and using the Booking ID 24314 or through their website. If using the website, click on the GROUPS tab and enter 24314 for your ATTENDEE CODE. Our group is in their system as "WFIRST/LSST Workshop".

The Nassau Inn is a short walk from McCormick Hall, Palmer House, and Frist. If you are staying at the Nassau Inn, you will not need a rental car. If you are flying in or coming up by train, you may want to take a Lyft or Uber to the hotel.


The meeting is open to all professional astronomers. There is no registration fee. However, we are limited by space so all attendees must register in advance.

Remote Viewing of Talks

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Scientific Organizing Committee

Peter Capak, Ryan Foley, Chris Hirata, Rebekah Hounsell, Anton Koekemoer, Sangeeta Malhotra, Dan Marrone, Jeff Newman, David Rubin, Rachel Somerville, David Spergel(Chair), Yun Wang, Rogier Windhorst
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