To maximize the impact of the LSST on dark energy (DE) science, the Interactive Dark Energy Schools and Hack Days will continue in 2017. The DE school features interactive lessons on both technical and scientific topics relevant to the exploration of dark energy. The Hack Day supports small teams working together to design and develop solutions to immediate challenges. These training days are targeted to graduate students and postdocs — those who will be early-to mid-career scientists during LSST operations. Major focuses of the programs include utilizing the results of current research in physics education, which emphasizes the importance of facilitating small-group discussions and problem-solving, as well as implementing best practices in code development, including pair coding and mentoring.
- Date: February 13, 2017
- Location: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA
- More information: DESC website
LSSTC Support: $17,500