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Find links here to video of science talks at the First Kepler Science Conference, held at the NASA Ames Research Center over the period Dec 5-9, 2011.


Session A - Monday AM Dec 5, 2011
KEPLER MISSION AND EXOPLANET STATISTICS

  1. THE KEPLER MISSION AND EXOPLANET STATISTICS
    Greg Laughlin (invited) University of California, Santa Cruz

  2. COROT EXOPLANET SEARCH
    Claire Moutou (invited) Laboratory of Astrophysics, Marseille

  3. KEPLER MISSION AND EXOPLANET STATISTICS
    William Borucki (invited) NASA Ames Research Center

  4. KEPLER'S EXOPLANET SURVEY: HONING IN ON ETA-EARTH
    Natalie Batalha (invited) San Jose State University

  5. OVERVIEW OF THE KEPLER SCIENCE OPERATIONS CENTER PIPELINE
    Jon Jenkins, SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center

  6. DETECTION OF THRESHOLD CROSSING EVENTS IN THE FIRST THREE QUARTERS OF KEPLER DATA
    Peter Tenenbaum, SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center

  7. UNIFORM MODELING OF THE KEPLER OBJECTS OF INTEREST CATALOG
    Jason Rowe, SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center

  8. KEPLER COMPLETENESS STUDY
    Jessie Christiansen, SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center

  9. NOISE SOURCES IMPACTING KEPLER'S PHOTOMETRY AND MISSION GOALS
    Douglas Caldwell, SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center

  10. USING SPITZER TO ESTIMATE THE KEPLER FALSE POSITIVE RATE AND TO VALIDATE KEPLER CANDIDATES
    Jean-Michel Desert, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics


Session B - Monday PM Dec 5, 2011
EARTH ANALOG AND SUB-NEPTUNE-SIZE PLANETS

  1. PATTERNS OF LOW-MASS PLANET OCCURRENCE FROM KEPLER AND DOPPLER PLANET SEARCHES
    Andrew Howard (invited) University of California, Berkeley

  2. OCCURRENCE, MASS DISTRIBUTION AND ORBITAL PROPERTIES OF SUPER- EARTHS AND NEPTUNE-MASS PLANETS FROM THE HARPS SURVEY
    Christophe Lovis (invited) University of Geneva

  3. FORMATION AND STRUCTURE OF NEPTUNE-SIZE EXOPLANETS
    Peter Bodenheimer, UCO/Lick Observatory, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz

  4. RV FOLLOW-UP OF SMALL PLANETS FROM KEPLER: VERIFICATION, MASSES, AND DENSITIES
    Geoff Marcy, University of California, Berkeley

  5. RV FOLLOW-UP OF SMALL PLANETS FROM KEPLER: PLANET BULK COMPOSITION AND INTERIOR STRUCTURE
    Leslie Rogers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  6. LIMITS FROM KEPLER AND THE MEARCH PROJECT ON THE OCCURRENCE RATE OF SUPER-EARTHS AND NEPTUNES AROUND M DWARFS
    Courtney Dressing, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

  7. KEPLER TRANSIT FREQUENCY STATISTICS IN THE PRESENCE OF STATISTICAL FALSE POSITIVES
    Philip Nutzman, University of California, Santa Cruz

  8. THE VALIDATION OF EARTH-SIZE PLANETS
    Francois Fressin, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

  9. KEPLER-11: SUPER-EARTHS OR MINI-NEPTUNES? CONSTRAINTS FROM MASS LOSS
    Eric Lopez, University of California, Santa Cruz

  10. THE CHEMISTRY OF PLANET FORMATION: DETAILED ABUNDANCES OF STARS WITH LOW-MASS PLANETS DISCOVERED BY KEPLER
    Simon Schuler, NOAO

  11. WHEN IS AN EARTH-ANALOG REALLY AN EARTH-ANALOG?
    Jill Tarter, SETI Institute


Session A (continued) - Tuesday AM Dec 6, 2011
KEPLER MISSION AND EXOPLANET STATISTICS

  1. KEPLER EXOPLANET CANDIDATE HOST STARS ARE PREFERENTIALLY METAL RICH
    Kevin Schlaufman, University of California, Santa Cruz

  2. FOLLOW-UP OBSERVATIONS AND MODELLING OF KEPLER CIRCUMBINARY PLANET CANDIDATES
    Jerome Orosz, San Diego State University

  3. VALIDATION OF HABITABLE-ZONE SUPER EARTH KEPLER CANDIDATES WITH WARM SPITZER
    Sarah Ballard, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

  4. ACCURATE STELLAR PARAMETERS OF LOW-MASS KEPLER PLANET HOSTS
    Philip Muirhead, California Institute of Technology

  5. MEASURING THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF KEPLER'S M DWARF PLANET HOSTS
    John Johnson, Caltech

  6. ASSESSING THE KEPLER INVENTORY WITH PLANET HUNTERS
    Megan Schwamb, Yale University

  7. WHAT WILL GAIA DO FOR KEPLER?
    Alessandro Sozzetti, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino

  8. SOFIA: CAPABILITIES FOR STUDYING EXOPLANETS IN THE KEPLER ERA AND BEYOND
    Edward Dunham, Lowell Observatory

  9. STELLAR AND EXTRAGALACTIC ASTROPHYSICS FROM KEPLER DURING AN EXTENDED MISSION
    Martin Still, NASA Ames Research Center/Bay Area Environmental Research Institute

  10. KEPLER IN AN EXTENDED MISSION
    Steve Howell, NASA Ames Research Center

  11. RECENT OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS TO HIGH PRECISION PHOTOMETRIC OBSERVATIONS WITH WARM IRAC
    Sean Carey, Spitzer Science Center


Session C - Tuesday PM Dec 6, 2011
MULTIPLE PLANET SYSTEMS

  1. STATISTICAL ARGUMENTS THAT MOST KEPLER MULTI-PLANET CANDIDATES ARE REAL PLANETS
    Jack Lissauer, NASA Ames Research Center

  2. DETAILED DYNAMICAL PORTRAITS OF OTHER PLANETARY SYSTEMS
    Daniel Fabrycky (invited) University of California, Santa Cruz

  3. THE KEPLER-18 THREE PLANET SYSTEM
    William Cochran, McDonald Observatory, The University of Texas at Austin

  4. THE MULTIPLE PLANET SYSTEM KEPLER-20
    Nick Gautier, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  5. IN SITU PLANET FORMATION MODELS OF THE KEPLER-11 SIX PLANET SYSTEM
    Elisa Quintana, SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center

  6. DETECTION OF QUASI-PERIODIC TRANSITING PLANETS WITH KEPLER
    Eric Agol, University of Washington

  7. ECCENTRICITIES & INCLINATIONS IN KEPLER'S PLANETARY SYSTEMS
    Eric Ford, University of Florida

  8. CONSTRAINING ORBITAL ECCENTRICITY THROUGH TRANSIT PHOTOMETRY ALONE: MULTIBODY ASTERODENSITY PROFILING (MAP)
    Varun Manthri, University College London

  9. CONFIRMATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MULTITRANSITING EXOPLANET SYSTEMS WITH ANTI-CORRELATED TRANSIT TIMING VARIATIONS
    Jason Steffen, Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics

  10. THE SECULAR CHARACTER OF MULTI-PLANET SYSTEMS: KEPLER-10, 11 AND 16
    Christa Van Laerhoven, The University of Arizona

  11. ANALYSIS OF 224 KEPLER EXOPLANETS IN 93 MULTIPLE SYSTEMS - PART 1 - PART 2
    David Ciardi, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute/Caltech

  12. PUBLIC TALK
    Natalie Batalha, San Jose State University
    Don Kurtz, University of Central Lancashire


Session D - Wednesday AM Dec 7, 2011
EXOPLANET THEORY

  1. USING THE COMPOSITION OF SUPER-EARTHS TO TRACK FORMATION PROCESSES
    Diana Valencia (invited) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  2. ACCUMULATION OF HYDROGEN-RICH ATMOSPHERES OF NEBULAR ORIGIN ON SHORT-PERIOD SUPER-EARTHS: IMPLICATIONS FOR KEPLER-11 PLANETS
    Masahiro Ikoma, Tokyo Institute of Technology

  3. CORE EROSION IN GAS GIANT EXOPLANETS PREDICTED FROM AB INITIO SIMULATIONS
    Burkhard Militzer, University of California, Berkeley

  4. THEORETICAL ISSUES FOR ROCKY PLANET INTERIORS NEAR 1.0 EARTH-MASS AND M-R RELATIONS
    Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

  5. PLANET FORMATION AND THE DIVERSITY OF PLANETARY SYSTEMS
    Benjamin Bromley, University of Utah

  6. THE FINAL STAGE OF TERRESTRIAL PLANET FORMATION
    Eiichiro Kokubo, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

  7. SNAGGING AN EARTH-CLASS EXOPLANETARY MOON
    Darren Williams, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

  8. ARE HOT NEPTUNES PARTIALLY EVAPORATED HOT JUPITERS?
    Gwenael Boue, CAUP

  9. TRANSIT CONSTRAINTS FOR A GENERAL PLANET FORMATION THEORY PROVIDED BY COROT AND KEPLER
    Gunther Wuchterl, Thuringer Landessternwarte, CoRoT (DLR)

  10. FORMATION AND DIVERSITY OF PLANETARY SYSTEMS AROUND M DWARFS: TOWARD THE NEXT-GENERATION OBSERVATIONS
    Yasunori Hori, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan


Session E - Wednesday PM Dec 7, 2011
GIANT PLANETS AND PLANET ATMOSPHERES

  1. KEPLER GIANT PLANET DISCOVERIES
    Sara Seager (invited) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  2. THE HEAVY-ELEMENT MASSES OF EXTRASOLAR GIANT PLANETS, REVEALED
    Jonathan Fortney, University of California, Santa Cruz

  3. KEPLER'S DARK AND REFLECTIVE WORLDS
    Brice-Olivier Demory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  4. ALBEDO SPECTRA OF EXTRASOLAR GIANT PLANETS
    Mark Marley, NASA Ames Research Center

  5. SEARCH FOR SECONDARY ECLIPSES OF HOT JUPITERS IN KEPLER Q2 LIGHT CURVES
    Mercedes Lopez-Morales, Inst. de Ciencies de L'Espai (CSIC-IEEC), Spain

  6. ASYMMETRIC TRANSIT CURVES AS INDICATION OF ORBITAL OBLIQUITY: STARS AND COMPANION IN KOI-13
    Gyula Szabo, Konkoly Observatory, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

  7. INTERPRETING GEOMETRIC ALBEDOS, PHASE CURVES, AND POLARIZATION OF REFLECTED LIGHT FROM EXOPLANETS
    Nikku Madhusudhan, Princeton University

  8. CONSTRAINTS ON THE TRUE OBLIQUITY OF THE ORBIT OF HAT-P-7B
    Joshua Carter, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

  9. MEASURING THE SPIN-ORBIT MISALIGNMENT OF KOI-13.01 FROM KEPLER TRANSIT PHOTOMETRY USING GRAVITY DARKENING
    Jason Barnes, University of Idaho

  10. CLUES OF THE ORIGINS OF HOT JUPITERS
    Amaury Triaud, Observatoire Astronomique de l'Universite de Geneve


Session F - Thursday AM Dec 8, 2011
ECLIPSING AND INTERACTING BINARIES

  1. KEPLER HARVEST OF ECLIPSING BINARY STARS
    Andrej Prsa (invited) Villanova University

  2. KOI-54: A REMARKABLE PERIASTRON-PUMPED PULSATING BINARY STAR
    William Welsh, San Diego State University

  3. HEARTBEAT STARS: A CLASS OF TIDALLY EXCITED ECCENTRIC BINARIES
    Susan Thompson, SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center

  4. TESTS OF AGE, MASS, AND RADIUS FROM BINARY STARS IN OPEN CLUSTERS
    Eric Sandquist, San Diego State University

  5. AN ECLIPSING WHITE DWARF-M DWARF SYSTEM OBSERVED WITH KEPLER
    Roi Alonso, Observatoire Astronomique de l'Univ. de Geneve, Switzerland

  6. CIRCUMBINARY COMPANIONS OF INTERMEDIATE-MASS ECLIPSING BINARY STARS
    Douglas Gies, Georgia State University

  7. PHOTOMETRIC DETECTION OF NON-TRANSITING SHORT-PERIOD BINARIES THROUGH THE BEAMING, ELLIPSOIDAL AND REFLECTION EFFECTS IN THE KEPLER LIGHT CURVES
    Tsevi Mazeh, Tel Aviv University

  8. DYNAMICAL TIDES IN AECCENTRIC BINARIES AND TIDALLY EXCITED STELLAR PULSATIONS IN KEPLER KOI-54
    Jim Fuller, Cornell University

  9. KEPLER OBSERVATIONS OF RAPID OPTICAL VARIABILITY IN ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI
    Rick Edelson, University of Maryland


Session G - Thursday PM Dec 8, 2011
STELLAR ACTIVITY AND ROTATION

  1. EARLY RESULTS FROM KEPLER ON STELLAR ACTIVITY
    Gibor Basri (invited) University of California, Berkeley

  2. THE FLARING BEHAVIOR OF G STARS OBSERVED BY KEPLER
    David Soderblom, Space Telescope Science Institute

  3. STARSPOTTING: LOOKING AT KEPLER DATA FOR INSIGHT INTO STELLAR MAGNETIC ACTIVITY
    Lucianne Walkowicz (invited) Princeton University

  4. SPOT EVOLUTION AND DIFFERENTIAL ROTATION ON SUN-LIKE STARS
    Svetlana Berdyugina, KIS, Freiburg

  5. NEW METHODS TO MODEL ACTIVITY-INDUCED SIGNALS IN PHOTOMETRY AND RADIAL VELOCITY
    Suzanne Aigrain, University of Oxford

  6. STARSPOTS AND SPIN-ORBIT ALIGNMENT FOR KEPLER PLANETARY SYSTEMS
    Roberto Sanchis Ojeda, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  7. THE KEPLER CLUSTER STUDY AND STELLAR ROTATION IN CLUSTERS
    Soren Meibom (invited) Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics


Session H - Friday AM Dec 9, 2011
ASTEROSEISMOLOGY

  1. ASTEROSEISMOLOGY: NEW INSIGHTS IN VARIABLE STARS IN THE CLASSICAL INSTABILITY STRIP
    Donald Kurtz (invited) University of Central Lancashire

  2. THE PHYSICS OF STOCHASTIC EXCITATION
    Peter Goldreich (invited) California Institute of Technology

  3. ASTEROSEISMOLOGY OF THE SOLAR ANALOGS 16 CYG A & B FROM KEPLER OBSERVATIONS
    Travis Metcalfe, High Altitude Observatory, NCAR

  4. OBSERVATIONAL CONSTRAINTS, STELLAR MODELS, AND KEPLER DATA FOR THETA CYG, THE BRIGHTEST STAR OBSERVABLE IN THE KEPLER FIELD OF VIEW
    Joyce Guzik, Los Alamos National Laboratory

  5. SEISMIC AGE CALIBRATION AND HEAVY-ELEMENT ABUNDANCE IN SOLAR-TYPE STARS
    Guenter Houdek, Institute of Astronomy, University of Vienna


Session I - Friday AM Dec 9, 2011
ENSEMBLE ASTEROSEISMOLOGY OF SOLAR-TYPE STARS

  1. ENSEMBLE ASTEROSEISMOLOGY OF SOLAR-TYPE STARS
    Bill Chaplin (invited) University of Birmingham

  2. ASTEROSEISMIC MODELLING OF KEPLER STARS
    Sarbani Basu (invited) Yale University

  3. LONG-BASELINE INTERFEROMETRY FOLLOW-UP OF KEPLER STARS USING THE CHARA ARRAY
    Daniel Huber, NASA Ames Research Center/University of Sydney

  4. ASTEROSEISMIC ANALYSIS OF TWO SUN-LIKE KEPLER SUBGIANTS: KIC11395018 AND KIC10920273
    Gulnur Dogan, NCAR/High Altitude Observatory


Session J - Friday PM Dec 9, 2011
RED GIANT OSCILLATIONS

  1. ASTEROSEISMOLOGY OF RED GIANTS
    Tim Bedding (invited) School of Physics, University of Sydney

  2. RED GIANTS UNVEILED
    Benoit Mosser, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris

  3. THE INTERSECTION OF ASTEROSEISMOLOGY AND ABUNDANCES
    Courtney Epstein, Ohio State University

  4. PROBING THE INNER ROTATION PROFILE OF THE SUBGIANT KIC7341231
    Sebastien Deheuvels, Yale University

  5. ASTROBIOLOGY
    Carl Pilcher (invited) NASA Ames Research Center


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