Community Workshops

Our Science Investigation Team will host frequent community workshops with the goals of building awareness of and broad support for the Roman dark energy program and inspiring the community to develop methods and carry out investigations that will maximize the cosmological return from Roman. We will gather this way expertise and perspective distinct from our own. Please email Olivier Doré if you have suggestions and would like to be involved.

Second Community Workshop: Exploiting Extra-galactic Synergies between WFIRST and Future Facilities, 02/27-03/01, Pasadena, CA


This workshop will focus on synergies between the unprecedented survey speed of WFIRST in the near-infrared and other contemporary and future multi-wavelength facilities for extra-galactic science and cosmology. The goal is to guide planning of the 2000 sq. deg. High-Latitude Survey (HLS) and the Supernova survey to maximize synergies with other facilities. We will also explore how future facilities could enhance and enable science with WFIRST and guide the design of WFIRST to enable new science.

Surveys of particular focus will include LSST, Euclid, Spitzer, JWST, HSC/PFS, SKA and ngVLA, CMB S4, eROSITA.

Peter Capak, Olivier Doré, Jason Rhodes


The workshop will be limited to 60 participants and is by invitation only. Please contact the organizers if you are interested in attending.

Agenda and Talks

The workshop will last two and half days and include presentation and discussion sessions. AGENDA with links to TALKS can be found here (updated on 02/25/18). Talks will be 20 min. + 10 min. discussion.

Participants (as of 01/26/18)

Location and Local Info

The workshop will be generously hosted by the Keck Institute for Space Science You can find a list of local restaurants and hotel suggestions here.

First Community Workshop: Enabling Cosmological Resonances Between WFIRST and LSST, September 13, 2016 - September 15, 2016, Pasadena, CA

This science-focused workshop will explore the scientific synergies between LSST and WFIRST, with a focus on cosmology. It is jointly organized by the WFIRST HLS Cosmology Science Investigation Team (SIT) and the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC). Presentations and agenda are available