2018 NYC Gaia Sprint
This page preserves the history from the 2018 NYC Gaia Sprint,
which took place 2018 June 04 through 08 at the
a division of the Simons Foundation.
On the first day, all participants presented a slide from the jointly edited
2018 NYC Gaia Sprint Pitch Slides to introduce themselves, their skills, expertise,
and their ideas for the week.
Before and during the meeting, we kept jointly edited
2018 NYC Gaia Sprint Running Notes
that gathered information about homework solutions, intended projects,
On the last day, the wrap up was given from a jointly edited set of
2018 NYC Gaia Sprint Wrap-up Slides,
which summarize the accomplishments made throughout the week.
The 2018 NYC Gaia Sprint and its satellite events in
have in part resulted in the following publications:
- The hidden giant: discovery of an enormous Galactic dwarf satellite in Gaia DR2, Torrealba, G. et al.
- Exoplanet Transits with Next-Generation Radio Telescopes, Pope, Benjamin J. S., Withers, Paul, Callingham, Joseph R. and Vogt, Marissa F.
- Gaia Data Release 2: Specific characterisation and validation of all-sky Cepheids and RR Lyrae stars, Clementini, G. et al.
- Spectrophotometric parallaxes with linear models: Accurate distances for luminous red-giant stars, Hogg, David W., Eilers, Anna-Christina and Rix, Hans-Walter
- The Circular Velocity Curve of the Milky Way from 5 to 25 kpc, Eilers, Anna-Christina, Hogg, David W., Rix, Hans-Walter and Ness, Melissa
- 3D mapping of young stars in the solar neighbourhood with Gaia DR2, Zari, E., Hashemi, H., Brown, A. G. A., Jardine, K. and de Zeeuw, P. T.
- The vertical motion history of disk stars throughout the Galaxy, Ting, Yuan-Sen and Rix, Hans-Walter
- The origin of accreted stellar halo populations in the Milky Way using APOGEE, Gaia, and the EAGLE simulations, Mackereth, J. Ted et al.
- Dark Matter in Disequilibrium: The Local Velocity Distribution from SDSS-Gaia, Necib, Lina, Lisanti, Mariangela and Belokurov, Vasily
- Fast Estimation of Orbital Parameters in Milky Way-like Potentials, Mackereth, J. Ted and Bovy, Jo
- The fastest travel together: chemical tagging of the fastest stars in Gaia DR2 to the stellar halo, Hawkins, Keith and Wyse, Rosemary F. G.
- The Halo's Ancient Metal-Rich Progenitor Revealed with BHB Stars, Lancaster, Lachlan, Koposov, Sergey E., Belokurov, Vasily, Evans, N. Wyn and Deason, Alis J.
- Distances to the globular clusters 47 Tucanae and NGC 362 using Gaia DR2 parallaxes, Chen, Seery, Richer, Harvey, Caiazzo, Ilaria and Heyl, Jeremy
- The wide binary fraction of solar-type stars: emergence of metallicity dependence at a < 200 AU, Kareem El-Badry and Hans-Walter Rix
- Rotating stars from Kepler observed with Gaia DR2, James R. A. Davenport and Kevin Covey
- Imprints of white dwarf recoil in the separation distribution of Gaia wide binaries, Kareem El-Badry and Hans-Walter Rix
- Transient spiral structure and the disc velocity substructure in Gaia DR2, Jason A. S. Hunt, Jack Hong, Jo Bovy, Daisuke Kawata, Robert Grand
- Lucky Star: Confirming the Distance to USNO-A0600-15865535 and High-velocity Cloud Complex WDJ. E. G. Peek, Rongmon Bordoloi, Hugues Sana, Julia Roman-Druval, Jason Tumlinson, Yong Zheng
Scientific Organizing Committee
- Ana Bonaca (Harvard)
- Andy Casey (Monash)
- David W. Hogg (NYU) (MPIA) (Flatiron), Organizing Committee Chair
- Adrian Price-Whelan (Princeton)
- Hans-Walter Rix (MPIA)
- David Spergel (Flatiron) (Princeton)
- Wilma Trick (MPA)
Local Organizing Committee
- Jocelyn Dorszynski (Flatiron)
- David W. Hogg (NYU) (MPIA) (Flatiron)
The idea behind the Sprints is to bring together people who
have an interest in timely scientific investigation and use
of the Gaia Data. These are not traditional
scientific meetings; they are intended to facilitate
completion of first scientific papers. The Sprints are
structured to support collaborative refinement and execution
of (fairly) mature scientific ideas. It is hoped that new
partnerships will form and lead to co-authored publications
for the scientific literature ready or near-ready by the end
of each Sprint.
In addition to a general Code
of Conduct, we require participants to agree to a
Collaboration Policy that ensures transparency and openness
at the Sprints:
All participants at every Gaia Sprint will be expected to openly
share their ideas, expertise, code, and interim results.
Project development will proceed out in the open, among
participants and in the world.
Participants will be encouraged to change gears, start new
collaborations, and combine projects. Any participant who
contributes significantly to a project can expect
co-authorship on resulting scientific papers, and any
participant who gets signficant contributions to a project
is expected to include those contributors as co-authors.
These rules make it inadvisable to bring proprietary
data sets or proprietary code to any Sprint, unless the
participant bringing such assets has the rights to open them
or add collaborators.
We ask that any publications that were started or worked on
during this Gaia Sprint include the following acknowledgements:
This project was developed in part
at the 2018 NYC Gaia Sprint, hosted by the Center for
Computational Astrophysics of the Flatiron Institute in New York City.
In addition, please make sure that you properly acknowledge the Gaia
and DPAC teams, in according with their
credit and citation instructions.