Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thermal validation of the Visible Camera Unit is in progress / 可視光域カメラユニットの熱試験が進行中

— From David Le Mignant (LAM) We talked about the cooling verification of the cryostat body of the Visible Camera Unit for the Spectrograph at Johns Hopkins University (USA). http://pfs.ipmu.jp/blog/2015/09/p68 After that process, the cryostat body was shipped to Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM) in France, where other parts are also delivered from the collaborators and a complete Visible Camera… Read more »

What will be revealed with PFS? / PFSで目指すサイエンス

— From Masahiro Takada (IPMU) Today we would like to introduce what we can study with PFS! The PFS project aims at three major scientific objectives. One of them is cosmology, in particular the nature of the so-called dark energy that is causing an accelerating expansion of the Universe. Its discovery earned 2011 Novel Prize in Physics. However, the discovery… Read more »