KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

August
8 - 11

Workshop: Unlocking the Climate Record Stored within Mars' Polar Layered Deposits

This workshop will establish a core group of researchers and technologists that will be likely to propose a future mission to the Martian polar regions.



August
16

JPL Postdoc Research Day

The JPL Office of the Chief Scientist and Chief Technologist cordially invite you to attend the 2017 JPL Postdoc Research Day on August 16, 2017. There will be over 70 posters on display in the following disciplines: technology, instrumentation and engineering ; astrophysics and space science; earth science; planetary science and life detection.


August
30

Symposium: DaMaSC IV - Beyond WIMP Dark Matter

The fourth edition of the DaMaSC (Dark Matter in Southern California) symposium will focus on dark matter beyond the WIMP paradigm. Motivated by intriguing hints from astrophysical observations and by the ever more restrictive bounds on WIMPs from direct detection experiments, now is an excellent time to consider alternatives to WIMP dark matter and compare them with the standard WIMP picture.


September
18 - 22

Workshop: Next-Generation Approach for Detecting Climate-Carbon Feedbacks: Space-Based Integration of Carbonyl Sulfide (OCS), CO2, and Solar Induced Fluorescence (SIF)

The KISS workshop will be used to articulate a vision for coupled analysis of carbonyl sulfide (OCS) retrievals with satellite-based SIF and CO2 data, providing a new window into the carbon cycle and a revolution in our understanding of carbon-climate feedbacks and crop monitoring.


October
9 - 12

Workshop: Accessing the Subsurface Oceans of Icy Worlds

This KISS study is devoted to the question of accessing the subsurface oceans of icy worlds in order to explore these water oceans and to discover the presence of alien extant life. Two of those icy worlds, Europa and Enceladus, are believed to be the most likely places in the solar system where extraterrestrial life may be discovered.