1st PFS collaboration meeting

  1. Date: July 11 - 13, 2011
  2. Venue: lecture hall, 1st floor of IPMU, Univ of Tokyo

Goals of the meeting

The PFS white paper was a science document largely constructed within the Japanese community to illustrate the overall potential of PFS. At the January Subaru Users meeting PI Murayama suggested that the exploitation of PFS should be undertaken in two ways: (i) an international SSP involving both the core PFS team and the members of the Japanese community, and (ii) general access by the Japanese community for independent programs. Before funds can be raised for the instrument, the international partners in PFS must better understand the arrangements.

Specifically, we need to discuss how the international SSP will be developed. By when must it be agreed? What are the science areas it will contain? Will there be any flexibility in the science case given we cannot predict now all the important science PFS may accomplish when it is undertakes a survey perhaps in a period some years away? It may be that the PFS SSP does not follow precisely the format of earlier SSP programs.

As IPMU is not a representative of the Japanese astronomical community, the meeting can act as an important means for discussions between the Japanese community and the core PFS team.

The meeting will also provide a much-needed opportunity to review the newly-formed PFS project office. How will this office function and interface with the international partners? Technically, the project faces many hurdles in developing a credible timeline given the numerous constraints. What are the restrictions on spending the current IPMU funds? Different components of PFS are in different stages of technical and financial readiness. Will construction be begun before all the funds have been raised? Will project reviews of the various components be conducted simultaneously or independently?


Monday, July 11

0830coffee and light breakfast
0900Hitoshi Murayama (IPMU)a kick-off talk, the goals of the meeting
0915Richard Ellis (Caltech)Core Team requirements and overview of science projects
0945Hajime Sugai (IPMU)Report from the project office
1050Jim Gunn (Princeton)Princeton comments
1110Paul Ho (ASIAA)Taiwan comments
1130Laerte Sodre Jr (Sao Paulo)Brazilian comments
1150Olivier LeFevre (LAM)Marseille comments
1340TBASubaru Strategic Project (SSP) Survey
1400Masamune Oguri (IPMU)HSC collaboration
1420Hideki Takami (NAOJ)Subaru view of PFS
1440Nobuo Arimoto (NAOJ)SAC view
1500Break @IPMU tea-time
1530Jim Gunn (Princeton)science cases with PFS
1600Jean-Paul Kneib (LAM)scienece csees with PFS
1630John Silverman (IPMU)galaxy evolution
1700Tohru Nagao (Kyoto)QSO

Tuesday, July 12

0830coffee and light breakfast
0900Masahiro Takada (IPMU)PFS White Paper (the version by the Japanese community)
0930Masami Ouchi (Tokyo)high-z galaxy
1030Discussion on SSP science team (Murayama, Ellis, Suto, Arimoto, Gunn)
- What is the PFS science team?
- What are the main scientific drivers?
- How does PFS science fit into SSP?
- Collaboration issues
- Action items
1340Hitoshi Murayama (IPMU)the technical collaboration: overview
1355Hiroshi Karoji (IPMU)Project Office Developments and Management Plan
1410Hajime Sugai (IPMU)timeline for PFS
1425Shiang-Yu Wang (ASIAA)Metrology camera
1455Break @IPMU tea-time
1530Jim Gunn (Princeton)Spectrograph timeline and issues
1600Brice Mnard (JHU)proposed JHU contribution
1630Olivier LeFevre (LAM)Spectrograph and LAM issues
1700Mike Seiffert (JPL)positioner timetable
1730Laerte Sodre Jr (Sao Paulo)Fiber system
1845dinner @ cafeteria "Plaza IKOI"

Tuesday, July 12

0830coffee and light breakfast
0900(contributions or further discussions if needed)
0900Closed discussion session for the instrumentation teams
- Timeline
- Agreed actions for technical partnership
- etc.

Participant list

  • Arimoto Nobuo, NAOJ
  • Aihara Hiroaki, Tokyo/IPMU
  • Aoki Wako, NAOJ
  • Ellis Richard, Caltech
  • Fevre Olivier Le, LAM
  • Gunn Jim, Princeton
  • Ho Paul, ASIAA
  • Kawaguchi Toshikazu, Tsukuba
  • Karoji Hiroshi, IPMU
  • Kayo Issha, Toho
  • Kimura Masahiko, NAOJ, Subaru
  • Kneib Jean-Paul, LAM
  • Komatsu Eiichiro, Texas
  • Ling Hung-Hsu, ASIAA
  • Lin Yen-Ting, IPMU
  • Murayama Hitoshi, IPMU
  • Miyatake Hironao, Tokyo/IPMU
  • Menard Brice, JHU
  • Nagao Tohru, Kyoto Univ.
  • Nakajima Kimihiko, Tokyo
  • Nishizawa Atsushi, IPMU
  • Ohyama Youichi, ASIAA
  • Ouchi Masami, Tokyo
  • Oguri Masamune, IPMU
  • Saito Tomoki, IPMU
  • Seiffert Michael, JPL
  • Silverman John, IPMU
  • Sodre Laerte Jr, Univ. de Sao Paulo
  • Sugai Hajime, IPMU
  • Suto Yasushi, Univ. of Tokyo
  • Takada Masahiro, IPMU
  • Takami Hideki, NAOJ
  • Takato Norihisa, NAOJ
  • Tamura Naoyuki, NAOJ, Subaru
  • Tanaka Masaomi, IPMU
  • Taruya Atsushi, Tokyo
  • Ueda Akitoshi, NAOJ
  • Yasuda Naoki, IPMU
  • Wang Shiang-Yu, ASIAA