This week MagAO attended the conference, Search for Life Beyond the Solar System, locally in Tucson, Arizona. We’d like to thank the organizing committee, lead by Arizona Prof. Daniel Apai, for an interactive and interesting conference.
On Monday, Laird had lunch with most of his previous graduate students, almost all of whom attended the conference:
The direct imaging talks were yesterday. This included Laird (H-alpha as a Probe of Very Low-mass Planets: The GAPplanetS Survey With the MagAO System) and Jared (Direct Imaging of Extrasolar Giant Planets in the Habitable Zone), as well as MagAO friends and colleagues Beth Biller(The Gemini/NICI Planet-Finding Campaign: The Frequency of Planets around Young Moving Group Stars), Jenny Patience, Andy Skemer (LEECH: LBTI Exozodi Exoplanet Common Hunt), Phil Hinz (The Challenge of the Exozodiacal Light(Tomorrow’s Resolution, Today) ), Denis Defrere (The Hunt for Observable Signatures of Terrestrial Planetary Systems), Olivier Guyon (Coronagraphy — From State of the Art to the Near Future), and more.