23rd International Microlensing Conference

28-30 January, 2019 / Center for Computational Astrophysics / New York City

The Center for Computational Astrophysics is pleased to invite the astronomical and computational communities to the 23rd International Microlensing Conference: Computational Challenges in Microlensing, to be held at the Flatiron Institute in New York City on 28-30 January 2019. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the Microlensing Hack Session that will also be held at the Flatiron Institute on 30 January 2019-1 February 2019.

The particular focus of this year’s meeting will the computational challenges that confront the microlensing method, particularly challenges that will be relevant to the microlensing program of NASA’s upcoming Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission that will also be addressed in the Hack Session. An additional focus of this meeting will be the implications of microlensing results for other exoplanet studies, both theoretical and observational. Other observational and theoretical microlensing results will also be discussed.

The deadline for abstract submission and regular registration is 30 November 2018. Limited funds are available to travel support, and the deadline for applications for travel support is 19 October 2018.

Registration Is Open

The deadline for registration is 30 November 2018 but, if you would like to reserve a room at the conference hotel with the group rate, please register before 19 October 2018.

Note: there is no registration fee for the conference or hack session.

Click here to register for the conference and/or the hack session.

Schedule and Location

The conference will take place 28-30 January, 2019 at the Flatiron Institute in New York City. The hack session will follow (30 January – 1 February).

More details about the venue, logistics, and schedule will be made available here closer to the date of the conference.

Scientific Organizing Committee

Code of Conduct

The organizers are committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Please follow these guidelines:

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organizers without a refund of any charge.

Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy is asked to speak, in confidence, to any member of the organizing committee.

This code of conduct is based on the "London Code of Conduct", as originally designed for the conference "Accurate Astrophysics. Correct Cosmology", held in London in July 2015.

Social Media Policy

If any attendee asks that something not be shared on social media, respect that request. If you are presenting anything that you do not want shared on social media, simply inform other participants clearly that they should not share it, for example, by putting the request on a slide at the beginning of the talk.