Multiwavelength Observations of the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Survey Field

Kyoto, Japan, Jun 3-5, 2004

Scientific Organizing Committee:Mike Watson (Leicester : XMM/SSC), Masanori Iye (NAOJ : SXDS), Kaz Sekiguchi (Subaru : SXDS), Steve Warren (ICL : UKIDSS), Omar Almaini (Nottingham : UKIDSS/UDS), Jim Dunlop (Edinburgh : SHADES), Steve Rawlings (Oxford : Radio), Chris Simpson (Durham : SXDS)

Local Organizing Committee: Toru Yamada (NAOJ), Masayuki Akiyama (Subaru Telescope)

First announcement

Dear Colleague:

The Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Survey Field is home to numerous survey programs, both ongoing and planned. These include observations with XMM-Newton, Subaru Telescore, AAT/2dF, UKIRT/WFCAM (UKIDSS), IRSF/SIRIUS, VLT/VIMOS, Spitzer (SWIRE), BLAST and JCMT/SCUBA (SHADES), CSO/SHARC-II, VLA, and GMRT, which provide wavelength coverage from the X-ray to the radio. The initial survey, comprising optical (BRi'z') and X-ray data have been completed, and the data will be released to the public by the date of this workshop. In addition, the radio imaging has been completed and the submm survey is well underway, while the UKIDSS, SWIRE, and BLAST observations should start later in 2004. The combined observational dataset will provide an unprecedented wealth of data, uninterrupted in wavelength coverage from X-ray to radio, on stars in our Galaxy and on galaxies at a range of distances from relatively nearby to very high redshift. For the first time, we will have samples of different classes of object which are large enough to allow us to determine the global properties of these objects and study their formation and evolution.

At present, the companion survey programs are planned and organized semi-independently. We believe that the best scientific return can only be obtained if the people conducting these programs engage in closer discussions to coordinate their efforts. In particular, we need to understand each other's plans (objectives, specifications, schedule, etc.), scientific interests, and data release policies. This will allow us to develop research collaborations, and to explore possible future observational collaborations using facilities such as HST, JWST, and ALMA.

To achieve these aims, Subaru Telescope (NAOJ) and Kyoto University, with support from the JSPS, are organizing a 3-day workshop entitled "Multiwavelength Observations of the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Survey Field". This meeting is a continuation and expansion of the workshop held at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh on 5 September 2003, and is intended to build on discussions held at the meetings at Mykonos Island, Greece (17-20 June 2003) and Venice, Italy (13-16 October 2003).

The workshop will offer a forum for reporting the status of and latest results from the various survey programs. Initial results from the SXDS and follow-up observations will be presented, while plans for future observations will be discussed. Time will also be allowed for the presentation of the latest theoretical attempts to interpret and understand the observations.

The FINAL deadline for registration is April 16, 2004.

The attendance will necessarily be limited to 50 participants, so we suggest you to register as early as possible.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Kyoto.

With best wishes,

Kaz Sekiguchi
Subaru Telescope,
A Division of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
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