Subaru/PFS science workshop for Japanese researchers was held at NAOJ Mitaka campus on July 7-11, 2015. About 90 Japanese researchers gathered and discussed possible science cases with the PFS.
In this workshop, not only three PFS key sciences (“cosmological” studies to understand the nature of dark matter and dark energy, “galactic archaeology” studies to reveal the history of our Milky way galaxy, and “galaxy formation and evolution” studies to comprehend the origin of galaxies) were discussed, but also new science cases were found.
Since PFS is an international collaboration project, it is important that we advertise the project to entire members of each partner and potential new partners. Not only NAOJ and IPMU but entire Japanese community is a member of the project. It is very important to let many Japanese researchers know the excellence of the PFS project. We, entire Japanese community, will continue to meet regularly and raise the momentum to the success of the project.