Science with the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes VI
Entering a Golden Age for UV – Optical – IR Space Astronomy
Hotel Hasselbacken Stockholm, Sweden
We are entering a new golden age for astronomy. A wealth of multiwavelength and now multi-messenger astrophysical observatories, from space and from the ground, are currently operating or being planned, to work in synergy and advance our collective understanding of the Universe.
Hubble, the ever versatile observatory, result of a long-lasting collaboration between NASA and ESA, provides un-matched UV-visible capabilities. Next April, we will celebrate 30 splendid years of scientific contributions to ALL branches of astronomy, from the detailed observation of the Solar System, to the characterization of exoplanet atmospheres, to the exploration of the distant Universe. In spite of its age, Hubble is going strong and we anticipate many more scientific breakthroughs ahead, as we expect the observatory to be scientifically productive well into 2025.
At the same time, the countdown is accelerating to the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, planned for March 2021. Webb’s unique combination of sensitivity, near and mid-infrared wavelength coverage and spatial resolution promises to revolutionize our view of the Universe. The Webb project is an international collaboration between NASA, ESA, and CSA. As part of its contribution to the project, ESA and its member states provide the NIRSpec instrument, part of the MIRI instrument, the Ariane 5 launcher, and staff to support mission operations at STScI.
We can’t wait to have these two highly complementary observatories operate together. In synergy, they will push the boundaries of knowledge on the backdrop of a rapidly evolving astronomical landscape. In space, GAIA will soon have completed its nominal high-precision astrometric and photometric census of the Milky Way. TESS is already discovering multitudes of exoplanets candidates around the nearest stars, triggering a cascade of follow-up observations. Some of them are already planned on CHEOPS, which will be launched shortly. JWST will then do the spectroscopic follow-up. We are also only a few years away from the launch of Euclid, and its quest to derive the geometry of the Universe. On the ground, ALMA is delivering exciting results and the E-ELT is expected to see first light in 2025, providing follow-up to the first two cycles of JWST observations. The second half of the decade will be further enriched by a suite of major new space missions: WFIRST will probe the expansion of the Universe in the near-infrared, followed by PLATO and ARIEL, detecting and characterizing exoplanets, and ATHENA, and LISA probing the high-energy Universe.
In this exciting context, this conference will have these goals:
- Celebrating Hubble’s 30-year scientific legacy and showcasing its latest results across all branches of astronomy.
- Challenging the community to think and present how to best utilize Hubble and Webb, together and in combination with other facilities in space or on the ground.
- Looking further into the future, posing the scientific questions that will shape the field of astrophysics in the next decade.
The conference will last 3.5 days, from Monday morning (September 14th) to Thursday afternoon, included (September 17th). The scientific program will be a combination of invited talks (20 minutes) and selected talks (10 minutes). Selected talks have been identified from the abstracts that have already been submitted. If interested, you can still submit an abstract for a poster.
|August 14||Registration Deadline/deadline to make reservations at the Hotel Hasselbacken|
Antonella Nota, Co-Chair (ESA/STScI)
Pierre Ferruit, Co-Chair (ESA)
Alessandra Aloisi (STScI)
Stephane Charlot (Institut d’ Astrophysique de Paris)
Daniela Calzetti (University of Massachusetts)
Roger Davies (University of Oxford)
Rene Doyon (University of Montreal)
Matthew Hayes (Stockholm University)
Marcia J. Rieke (Steward Observatory)
Giovanna Tinetti (University College London)
Monica Tosi (INAF Bologna)
Jennifer J. Wiseman (NASA/GSFC)
Gillian Wright (UK Astronomy Technology Centre)
Angela Adamo, Co-Chair (Stockholm University)
Göran Östlin, Co-Chair (Stockholm University)
Anna Björk (Stockholm University)
Arjan Bik (Stockholm University)
Lorenza Della Bruna (Stockholm University)
Elena Puga (ESA)
Axel Runnholm (Stockholm University)
Alexandra Le Reste (Stockholm University)
Marco Sirianni (ESA)
Mattia Sirressi (Stockholm University)
Paule Sonnentrucker (ESA/STScI)
Angela Adamo (University of Stockholm, Sweden)*
Danielle Berg (Ohio State University, USA)
Beth Biller (Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, UK)*
Gabe Brammer (The Cosmic Dawn Center, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Denmark)*
Corinne Charbonnel (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Kevin France (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)*
John Mather (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA)
Göran Östlin (Univ. Stockholm, Sweden)
Adam Riess (Johns Hopkins University/Space Telescope Science Institute, USA)
Jane Rigby (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA)*
Julia Roman-Duval (Space Telescope Science Institute, USA)
Daniel Stark (University of Arizona, USA)
Angelos Tsiaras (University College London, UK)
* Confirmed for September
The registration fee has been set to $400 USD. This fee includes a cocktail reception on Monday night, lunches on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and the conference banquet on Wednesday night.
Wednesday afternoon will be free. There will be no on-site registration in Stockholm.
- If you need to cancel your conference registration, contact the registration office and your payment will be refunded.
- If you need to cancel or change the dates for your reservations at the Hotel Hasselbacken, please do so through their website. You will need your reservation number from the original confirmation email to complete the cancellation/date change.
- Please confirm by April 30, 2020 whether you will still be able to attend the conference in September.
- If you are still able to attend the conference in September, you do not need to re-register.
You can still submit your abstract for a poster only. Please include "Poster Abstract Submission" in the subject line. Title, author(s) and abstract text will go in the body of the message. Poster dimensions will be 85 cm (horizontal) x 120 cm (vertical).
These are the abstracts that have been assigned a selected talk slot (10m +5m Q/A). Selected talk authors should notify the organizers of their acceptance to give a selected talk by December 31, 2019. All other abstracts submitted can be presented as posters.
The Quest for Observational Evidence of the Hierarchical Formation Process at the Smallest Galaxy Scales
Speaker: Francesca Annibali, National Institute of Astrophysics, Bologna Italy
Observing Ices in Protoplanetary Disks with JWST
Speaker: Nicholas Ballering, University of Virginia
Mass Measurement of Cool Low Mass Exoplanets with Hubble
Speaker: Aparna Bhattacharya, NASA GSCF/University of Maryland
Super Star Cluster Feedback in Nearby Luminous Blue Compact Galaxies: HST and VLT in Concert
Speaker: Arjan Bik, Stockholm University
Finally Solving Thermally-Pulsing Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars with HST and JWST
Speaker: Martha Boyer, STScI
The Final Frontier: Galaxies at the Epoch of Reionization with HST, Spitzer, and JWST
Speaker: Marusa Bradac, University of California, Davis
Spectroscopy with the JWST Advanced Deep Extragalactic Survey (JADES) - the NIRSpec/NIRCAM GTO Galaxy Evolution Project
Speaker: Andy Bunker, University of Oxford
Exploiting the HST Capabilities to Unveil the Dynamical Evolution of Dense Stellar Systems
Speaker: Mario Cadelano, University of Bologna
The Radio-loud Quasar 3C 186: a Gravitational Wave Recoiling Black Hole Candidate Linking HST, JWST and LISA Science
Speaker: Marco Chiaberge, STScI
The Power of Panchromatic HST Imaging: Constraining the Ionizing Photon Production Efficiency
Speaker: Yumi Choi, STScI
Discovering the First Galaxies with Gravitational Lensing
Speaker: Dan Coe, STScI
Characterizing the Atmospheres of Transiting Exoplanets with the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes
Speaker: Knicole Colon, NASA GSFC
Pushing HST to the Limit: Expanding our View of Galaxy Clusters Through a Grism Study of the Core & Infall Region at z = 0.5
Speaker: Jennifer Cooper, University of Kansas
Constraining Globular Clusters Properties Using IR Photometry: New Breakthroughs and Future Prospects
Speaker: Matteo Correnti, STScI
Time Delays in Cluster Lenses as an Independent Avenue for Measuring H0
Speaker: Hakon Dahle, University of Oslo
A Family Picture: Tracing the Kinematical and Structural Evolution of Multiple Populations in Globular Clusters
Speaker: Emanuele Dalessandro, National Institute of Astrophysics, Bologna Italy
New Light on Star Formation in Massive Clusters
Speaker: Guido DeMarchi, ESA
The MOSDEF Survey: Probing Resolved Stellar Populations at z~2 using a New Bayesian-defined
Speaker: Tara Fetherolf, University of California, Riverside
Unleashing the BEAST: Modeling the Stellar and Dust Parameters Toward Millions of Stars in the Local Group
Speaker: Lea Hagen, STScI
Sampling Metals in Local Star-forming Galaxies with HST as a Benchmark for JWST Studies of the Low-and-High-Redshift Universe
Speaker: Svea Hernandez, STScI
The Evolution of Lya Emitter fraction at z=3-6 with HST and MUSE
Speaker: Haruka Kusakabe, University of Geneva
Hubble Astrometry and Proper Motions of Isolated Massive Stars Near the Galactic Center
Speaker: Danny Lennon, IAC
The Next Generation of Extraordinary Cluster Lenses for JWST - Dark Matter Distribution & High-z Universe
Speaker: Guillaume Mahler, University of Michigan
Properties and Detectability of Supermassive Stars in Proto-globular Clusters - the HST/JWST Synergy
Speaker: Fabrice Martins, Universite de Montpellier, FR
Looking for the Progenitors of SNe with Hubble and JWST
Speaker: Justyn Maund, University of Sheffield UK
Coming to Light: the Emergence of Star Clusters from Their Natal Clouds
Speaker: Matteo Messa, University of Massachusetts
Galaxy Build-up Over 97% of Cosmic History: Hubble's Legacy Into the JWST Era
Speaker: Pascal Oesch, University of Geneva
Synergies Between HST and Gaia: a Test for the Current Models of Binary Evolution
Speaker: Anna Francesca Pala, ESO
A Further Look into Quenching: Tearing Apart the Main Sequence into its Bulge, Disk and Gas Content
Speaker: Maurilio Pannella, Universitäts-Sternwarte München
A Decade of HST Searches for Plumes on Jupiter Moon Europa - Prospects for JWST
Speaker: Lorenz Roth, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Time-domain Study of the Young Massive Cluster Westerlund 2 with HST
Speaker: Elena Sabbi, STScI
Resolved Stellar Populations in the Local Volume: the Power of Combining HST and JWST
Speaker: Elena Sacchi, STScI
Insight on the Sources of Cosmic Reionization - from HST Towards the JWST
Speaker: Daniel Schaerer, Geneva Observatory & University
The Super Star Cluster Population in the Centre of NGC 5253
Speaker: Linda Smith, STScI
Illuminating the Dark Side of Cosmic Star Formation at z > 3"
Speaker: Margherita Talia, University of Bologna
3D Modelling of Surface Brightness: New Insights into the Structure, Extinction and Colour Gradients of Faint Galaxies from HST and CANDELS
Speaker: N. Welikala, Euclid Speakers Bureau
Measurements of the Ultraviolet Spectral Characteristics of Low-mass Exoplanetary Systems (Mega- MUSCLES)
Speaker: David Wilson, University of Texas at Austin
An Evening to Remember
When the last visitor of the day has left the museum, the magical transformation of the Vasa Museum begins. An event by Vasa cannot be compared to anything you have seen before. Here you will be able to travel back to 1628 as you walk around the mighty warship Vasa. The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm in 1628. After 333 years on the sea bed, the warship was salvaged and the voyage now continues. Today Vasa is the world's best preserved 17th-century ship and the most visited museum in Scandinavia. You will be able to see it in all its glory, the unique and well preserved warship Vasa from 1628, embellished with hundreds of wooden sculptures.
Around 1.5 million visitors every year enjoy the exhibitions in the museum, which describe the warship Vasa's history and life at the time; how, after 333 years at the bottom of Stockholm bay, the ship was rediscovered and salvaged; and the research which is now underway to preserve Vasa. The Vasa Museum lies in the royal parkland, Djurgården, in Stockholm.
The evening will begin with guided tours around the ship arranged by knowledgeable and friendly English speaking guides, provided by the Vasa Museum. After the tour you will sit down at a candle lit table just beneath the once golden lion that beautifies the beakhead of Vasa.
The conference banquet will be on Wednesday night, September 16, 2020, and is included in the conference registration fee.
The Hotel Hasselbacken is a historical landmark in the city of Stockholm. The first records of its restaurant (Dunderhyttan) go back to the mid-1700s. Back then, it was an establishment with five tables and some twenty chairs. In 1816, a half-timbered building was built in the finest Gustavian style, which over the years became known as “Gubbhyllan” (literally Old Man’s shelf). Its glory days began when the well-known confectioner Jacob Wilhelm Davidson opened the doors of “Restaurant Hasselbacken”. The year 1853 was the start of a golden era for the restaurant, thanks to good food, Swedish punch songs and singing.
On August 16, 1872, a Bellman statue was erected in the garden and can still be seen today. Alfred Nyström was the name of the sculptor and August Strindberg was his model. That same year, a ferocious fire, lasting eight days, burned the entire building to the ground. Just two years later, a new building rose from the ashes and quickly became the preferred choice of venue for locals of all classes — nobility as well as ordinary people.
In 1923, Hasselbacken burned down again (for the seventh time) and a new building was completed in 1925. Today this building contains a restaurant, conference and banquet hall. From 1947 to 1969, a restaurant academy was run at Hasselbacken. and over the years, Hasselbacken began to lose its former glory. In 1984, extensive restoration and renovation began. On the back of the restaurant, a new hotel building was built and in 1992 Scandic Hasselbacken opened a hotel, conference and restaurant on site. On February 7th the ownership of Hasselbacken’s operations on Djurgården in Stockholm was passed from Scandic Hotels to Pop House Sweden. Pop House Sweden was founded in 2014 and consists of ABBA The Museum, Pop House Hotel and Cirkus. On February 7th the ownership of Hasselbacken’s operations on Djurgården in Stockholm was passed from Scandic Hotels to Pop House Sweden. Pop House Sweden was founded in 2014 and consists of ABBA The Museum, Pop House Hotel and Cirkus.
Hotel Hasselbacken is conveniently located and easily reachable from the Stockholm train station and the international airport Arlanda.
We have reserved a room block at the Hotel Hasselbacken for those interested in the convenience of staying at the conference venue. Details will be provided soon. Additionally, the city of Stockholm offers a broad variety of hotels satisfying diverse budget requirements.
It is possible to book a room at the Hotel Hasselbacken, where the conference will take place. It is a historical building in the beautiful island of Djurgården. The hotel has recently been refurbished and offer all the comfort for an enjoyable stay.
To access the negotiated rates, it is necessary to provide the corporate code ESA during the booking. The negotiated rates include breakfast and wifi.
If you have specific requests, you can contact the hotel via email indicating that you are a participant of the ESA-sponsored conference.
The rate for a standard room with single occupancy is 1700 sek/n, while standard room with double occupancy is 1900 sek/n.
Please note that it is also possible to book a room at the Pop House Hotel connected to the Abba Museum, located across the street and belonging to the same corporate entity. However, we recommend you contact them via email at email@example.com indicating your dates and stating that you are a participant of the ESA-sponsored conference.
Travel to Stockholm
Stockholm public transportation is efficient and well organised. You can travel to Stockholm central station from Stockholm International Airport Arlanda by taxi, express train (20 minutes), or bus (50 minutes) which will take you directly from the airport to Stockholm central station. From there it is very easy to reach any place in Stockholm.
- Fast train from/to the airport. The ticket can be purchased online or from the machines at the terminals/platform (NB that buying the ticket on the train, while possible, is considerably more expensive). To reach the platform, follow the signs for "Arlanda Express".
- Bus. Tickets can be purchased online, from the machines at the terminal, or on the bus. Only credit cards can be used on the bus and machines. Follow the signs to reach the bus stop and look for the "Flygbussarna" sign.
- How to book a taxi. If you book in advance and provide the flight number, the driver will pick you up outside the security area. You may also go directly to the taxi stand, where there are separate lines for the various taxi companies. We recommend that you use one of the larger companies (such as Taxi Stockholm, TaxiKurir or Taxi 020) which have regulated prices while some smaller companies may try to take advantage. The same applies if you take a taxi for transport within Stockholm — stick to the major companies or ask for the price in advance.
Once in central station, you can navigate the Stockholm public transportation network (subway, trams, buses). You will need to provide your location and the destination address. Note that you need to buy your tickets in advance, you cannot buy them on the buses/trams. An SL Access card is recommended. They are available at metro stations and most kiosks like "Pressbyrån." You can put prepaid tickets on them, or charge it with a sum of money from which the fee for new tickets is drawn.
How to Reach the Conference Venue
The conference will take place at the Hotel Hasselbacken.
All talk sessions will take place in the Hazeliussalen room. Poster sessions, coffee breaks, and the Monday evening reception will take place in the Spegel salen. Lunches will be served at the hotel restaurant.
The hotel is located in the beautiful area of Djurgården and connected with the rest of the city by tramline 7, bus line 67, and by boat "Djurgårdsfärjan" (SL tickets valid) or "M/S Emilie" (tickets bought onboard). View directions to the hotel.
For getting around in Stockholm, you may also find rental bikes and scooters from several operators. Read more information on Stockholm city.
Practical Information on Payments
Credit cards are widely accepted, but some shops and restaurants no longer accept cash.