SuMIRe/PFS Kickoff Meeting: 19 - 20/July/2010

  1. Date: July 19 – 20, 2010
  2. Venue: Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo

Purpose of the meeting

To set up the plan for PFS (define/discuss the spectrograph requirements; set up a project organisation; discuss the WBS etc)


Day 1 (July 19):
9:00SutoCoffee and the purpose of the meeting
9:30Hitoshi MurayamaSuMIRe project
10:30Coffee break
10:45Imaging survey
Miyazaki(i) HSC project
(ii) The current status of France-side imaging survey projects (CFHT/LSST/EUCLID)
14:00Takada/SilvermanScientific requirements on PFS
15:00Ellis/Parry/SeiffertCaltech/JPL/Cambridge WFMOS design
15:45coffee break
16:00AubourgFrench contribution of the BOSS survey
16:20KneibMarseille interest in Future Dark Energy Survey
17:30End of the Day 1
Day 2 (July 20):
9:00The scope of PFS collaboration and budget issues + Subaru community
  • The strategy for PFS survey
  • Princeton's perspective (Gunn)
  • Perspective in Japan/Subaru community
13:30 Discussion session with vide connection with Eric Prieto
  • Instrumentation activities of Marseile group: past, present and future (someone from Marseille side)
  • Proposed contributions to SuMIRe
  • Marseille's perspective on SuMIRe collaboration
  • What kinds of contributions? In-kind contribution?
  • funding situation or budget status
  • Also discuss general issues on SuMIRe: how the project would work, what will be the management structure in Japan, who would be responsible of what, how the project would be break in smaller manageable units, ...
17:00End of the Day 2
15:00(Coffee break -15:30)


  • Japan:
    • H. Murayama (IPMU)
    • H. Karoji (IPMU)
    • H. Aihara (IPMU)
    • Y. Suto (Tokyo)
    • M. Doi (Tokyo)
    • J. Silverman (IPMU)
    • N. Yasuda (IPMU)
    • M. Takada (IPMU)
    • N. Arimoto (NAOJ)
    • S. Miyazaki (NAOJ)
    • A. Ueda (NAOJ)
    • H. Takami (Subaru)
    • M. Akiyama (Tohoku)
    • M. Chiba (Tohoku)
    • T. Sousbie (Tokyo)
  • France:
    • J.-P. Kneib (LAM, Marseille)
    • A. Ealet (CPPM, Marseille)
    • P. Binetruy (Paris)
    • S. Katsanevas (Paris)
    • E. Aubourg (Paris)
    • P. Antilogus (Paris)
  • US:
    • R. Ellis (Caltech)
    • J. Gunn (Princeton)
  • UK:
    • I. Parry (Cambridge)