The first-day session is mainly composed by business sessions as with the annual Subaru user's meeting. This session is coordinated by Yuichi Matsuda, Takayuki Kotani (NAOJ), Tohru Nagao (Ehime U.)
Notice: You may want to attend from Day-2 (Nov 18 Mon) unless you are heavy users of Subaru Telescope.
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project is a project to build an extremely large optical/infrared telescope under collaboration of five countries: Japan, the United States of America, Canada, China, and India.
With an aperture of 30 m, TMT will allow us to see deeper into space and observe cosmic objects with unprecedented sensitivity. Synergy will be created between TMT and highly successful Subaru Telescope located on Maunakea and geared with its wide field capability, and will lead to many further research breakthroughs.
This session will provide an opportunity to share the current status of the TMT Project and discuss scientific synergies among TMT and 8-10 meter class telescopes on Maunakea.
Charles Beichman (NASA/Caltech)
Mark Dickinson (NOAO)
Masashi Chiba (Tohoku U.)
Tomo Usuda (NAOJ)
This special session overviews the future extensive wide-field survey programs with LSST, Euclid, and WFIRST by representative speakers in each project. Detailed program will be announced soon.
Jason Rhodes (NASA/JPL)
Jean-Charles Cuillandre (IAP)
Jeffrey W Kruk (NASA)
Mike Hudson (U. of Waterloo)
Michael Wood-Vasey (U. of Pittsburgh)
Satoshi Miyazaki (NAOJ)
WFIRST-Subaru Synergy Workshop III (hosted by WFIRST WG)
The Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is NASA's 2.4m space telescope equipped with a wide-field NIR camera for imaging and slitless spectroscopy (WFI) and an on-axis, visible-light Coronagraph Instrument (CGI) for imaging, polarimetry, and low-resolution spectroscopy. Following the successful workshops dedicated for discussion on the WFIRST-Subaru synergistic observation held in 2017 and 2018, this session provides an opportunity to gather people widely from the WFIRST and Subaru communities to more deeply discuss and sophisticate the WFIRST x Subaru synergistic observing programs. (Image credit: NASA)
James Rhoads (NASA/GSFC)
Takahiro Sumi (Osaka U.)
Masahiro Takada (Kavli IPMU)
Masami Ouchi (NAOJ/U. of Tokyo)
The Subaru Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) can take exposures of 2,400 astronomical objects simultaneously on such a large patch of sky as several times bigger than the full Moon. The large program is planned with this innovative instrument involving the enourmously-large international collaboration.
We also welcome your contributions about PFS science studies on the theme of galaxies, black holes, and cosmology. The approved talks will be scheduled on Friday morning.
David Schlegel (LBNL)
Jeffrey A Newman (U. of Pittsburgh)
Hitoshi Murayama (Kavli IPMU/UC Berkeley)
Masahiro Takada (Kavli IPMU)
Naoyuki Tamura (Kavli IPMU)
Tadayuki Kodama (Tohoku U.)
"ULTIMATE-Subaru" is a project to develop a next-generation, wide-field adaptive optics (GLAO) system, as well as new wide-field NIR instruments assisted by GLAO on the Subaru Telescope, to maximize its NIR observational capabilities toward 2020s and beyond. Maunakea is ideally suited for GLAO - we can achieve 0.2-arcsec angular resolution over 20-arcmin FoV, allowing us to explore the unprecedentedly deep, panoramic, and sharp views of the universe in NIR. The ULTIMATE project team will summarize its current status and scientific capabilities. The session will provide a great opportunity for the entire Subaru community to dream about the bright future of Subaru.
Akio Inoue (Waseda U.)
Daisuke Suzuki (ISAS/JAXA)
Kate Whitaker (UConn)
Takashi Moriya (NAOJ)
Yosuke Minowa (Subaru)
We have the prallalel science sessionsfor scientists on Tue/Thu/Fri to share their state-of-art research regardless of telescopes they use. We have six science categories organized by Science Organization Committee (SOC). We also have science keynotes on Friday afternoon.
Parallel Science Sessions
Available at the following pages.
Science Keynotes on Friday
Jeff Cooke (Swinburne U.)
Masayuki Akiyama (Tohoku U.)
Mike Brown (Caltech)
Motohide Tamura (U. of Tokyo)
Sandra Faber (UCSC)
Vasily Belokurov (U. of Cambridge)