Workshop: Metasurface Optics for High-Contrast Imaging: Design, Fabrication, and Implementation

September 23 - 27, 2024
California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA 91125

Workshop Overview:

This workshop aims to convene a diverse group of researchers, including end-users, designers, fabricators, and metrology experts, to explore and advance the application of metasurface optics in the field of astronomy and high-resolution imaging.

The workshop objective is to engage with exoplanet scientists and metasurface researchers and engineers to explore the application of this technology to create solutions for the challenges of direct imaging and spectroscopy of exoplanets. We want to foster this nascent community through a focused week of technical and social interaction. This will include:

  1. Knowledge Exchange and Collaboration
  2. Understanding Metasurface Optics in Astronomy
  3. Showcasing Applications and Case Studies
  4. Identifying Challenges and Exploring Solution
  5. Networking and Future Collaborations

The ultimate goal of this workshop is to catalyze advancements in the field of metasurface optics specifically tailored for exoplanet detection and high-contrast imaging, fostering a collaborative environment that drives innovation, knowledge dissemination, and the translation of research findings into practical applications within the realm of astronomy and imaging technology.

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Lodging for out-of-town attendees

There are a number of hotels that are close to the Caltech campus where we have a negotiated rate. (Please note that this negotiated rate does not guarantee you the lowest rate as there may be internet specials or AAA rates that may be better.)

Please note that with enough notice, you can reserve rooms for attendees at the Athenaeum, which has been recognized as a Platinum Club of America. Newly refurbished, it is conveniently located on the Caltech Campus. Contact Janet Seid if you would like to check the availability of this option.

Directions to the Keck Center

For information on arriving to the Keck Center, visit our Maps & Directions page.

Parking (for Visitors and for JPL Personnel)

For Visitors: From the Arroyo Parkway, turn right (east) on Del Mar Avenue. Proceed approximately one and a quarter miles. The Caltech campus will be on your right. Turn right (south) onto Wilson Avenue. Turn right into the North Wilson Structure and park in an unmarked spot. Buy a parking permit from the kiosk located inside the North Wilson Structure or request one ahead of time from KISS.

For JPL Personnel: JPLers may use their JPL hang tag for parking or request a special parking hangtag from the JPL parking office. Employees who do not have on-Lab parking privileges can obtain a hang tag created for this purpose from JPL parking coordinator Robert Kennedy (818-354-4586, Building 310-108B, 9/80 schedule). Please park in an unmarked spot in the North Wilson Structure located on Wilson Avenue.

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