The First SUPER-IRNET Workshop ~ Rebooting Our In-Person Collaboration ~

和文タイトル「近赤外線広視野深宇宙探査が切り拓く未開拓宇宙 I (日本学術振興会・研究拠点形成事業「地上・宇宙望遠鏡の連携による近赤外線広視野深宇宙探査時代の国際研究拠点形成」第1回全体セミナー)」
# Last updated: March 29, 2023 #
Date: March 23rd and 24th (in Japan time)
Venue: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
Access: [English] [Japanese]
Campus Map: [PDF]
Room: Large Seminar Room (1F) in "W1" Building (Subaru Building)


“SUPER-IRNET” is a JSPS Core-to-Core Program entitled “International research network toward the era of deep and wide near-infrared survey of the universe with space and ground-based telescopes”, to promote wide-field infrared astronomy in 2020s and beyond. The key components of this program are (1) Euclid-Subaru synergy, (2) Roman-Subaru synergy, and (3) the development of ULTIMATE-Subaru. In addition, we aim at promoting collaboration between those big facilities and telescopes/instruments with unique wide-field NIR capabilities operated by Japanese universities, such as SWIMS on TAO telescope in Chile (Univ. of Tokyo) and PRIME telescope in South Africa (Osaka University). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our activity has been largely restricted to online conversations over the last two years, but the situation is improving. The goal of this workshop is to share the current status of our S-U-P-E-R projects (Swims/Ultimate/Prime/Euclid/Roman) - but more importantly, to provide an important opportunity to “see” the people (not on the screen) and reboot our “in-person” collaborations.

List of Participants

Check [here] for the latest version of the participant list.

Workshop Program (laste updated March 17, 2023)

(I) : invited talk / (*): remote talk

Day1 (March 23 in Japan time):

09:00-9:05 Opening Remark
- Michitoshi Yoshida (NAOJ, Vice Director of General)
09:05-9:25 “Subaru Telescope”
- Michitoshi Yoshida (NAOJ) / Satoshi Miyazaki (NAOJ)
09:25-9:35 “Introduction to SUPER-IRNET”
- Yusei Koyama (Subaru/NAOJ) [PDF]
09:35-9:50 “SUPER-IRNET FY2021-FY2022 activity report”
- Yusei Koyama(Subaru/NAOJ) [PDF]

[SWIMS session]
09:50-10:05 “SWIMS: Overview and current status”
- Masahiro Konishi (Univ. of Tokyo)[PDF]
10:05-10:15 “Development of SWIMS-IFU”
- Kentaro Motohara (NAOJ)
(*)10:15-10:25 “SWIMS Ruby-Rush”
- Ken-ichi Tadaki (NAOJ) [PDF]
10:25-10:35 “From MAHALO to SWIMS18 surveys”
- Kazuki Daikuhara (Tohoku Univ.)[PDF]

10:35-11:00 (Coffee Break)

[ULTIMATE session]
11:00-11:15 “ULTIMATE-Subaru project overview”
- Yosuke Minowa (Subaru/NAOJ) & Celine D’Orgeville/Noelia Martinez Rey (ANU)
11:15-11:25 “Subaru collaboration with ASIAA”
- Shiang-Yu Wang (ASIAA) [PDF]
11:25-11:30 “ULTIMATE-Subaru science overview”
- Yusei Koyama (Subaru/NAOJ) [PDF]
11:30-11:40 “Galactic center and bulge science with ULTIMATE”
- Shogo Nishiyama (Miyagi Univ. of Education) [PDF]

11:40-11:55 poster flash talk
11:55-13:30 (Lunch + poster)

(*)13:30-13:45 (I) “Massive quiescent galaxies at z>3 and the implications for ULTIMATE surveys”
- Karl Glazebrook (Swinburne Univ.)

[PRIME session]
13:45-14:00 “Status of PRIME NIR telescope”
- Takahiro Sumi (Osaka Univ.)
14:00-14:10 “PRIME Microlensing Survey, and Other Sciences in Non-Bulge Seasons”
- Shota Miyazaki (ISAS/JAXA) [PDF]
*14:10-14:20 “Mergers, disruptions and disturbances: The explosive facets of binary stellar evolution revealed with infrared time domain surveys”
- Kishalay De (MIT)

[Euclid session]
14:25-14:45 (I) “Euclid mission pre-launch status”
- Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CEA Paris-Saclay) [PDF]
14:45-15:00 “H20 : Euclid-HSC Deep Field Survey (Potential Roman Deep Fields)”
- Nao Suzuki (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)[PDF]
15:00-15:15 "WISHES data production"
- Hisanori Furusawa (NAOJ) [PDF]

15:15-15:20 Workshop Photo
15:20-15:40 (Coffee Break)

[Roman session]
15:40-16:00 (I) “Status of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope”
- Julie McEnery (NASA/GSFC)
16:00-16:10 “Photo-z calibration for Weak Lensing Cosmology with Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope”
- Hironao Miyatake (Nagoya Univ.) [PDF]
16:10-16:20 “Time-domain Science with Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope”
- Takashi Moriya (NAOJ) [PDF]
16:20-16:30 “Input into the Roman's Galactic Bulge Time Domain Survey”
- Daisuke Suzuki (Osaka Univ.) [PDF]
(*)16:30-16:40 “Observing High Redshift Universe with Roman and Its Synergy with Subaru”
- Yuichi Harikane (Univ. of Tokyo) [PDF]

16:40-17:00 Discussion on the future of SUPER-IRNET

Day2 (3/24):

[Science Talk Session (1)]
09:00-09:15 “The host galaxies of Fast Radio Bursts”
- Stuart Ryder (Macquarie Univ.)[PDF]
09:15-09:30 “Understanding galaxy quenching through statistical study of RQGs”
- Zhiying Mao (Tohoku Univ.)[PDF]
09:30-09:45 “Evolution of protoclusters across cosmic time studied with infrared all-sky surveys”
- Mariko Kubo (Tohoku Univ.) [PDF]
(*)09:45-10:00 “The mid- + far-IR probe project PRIMA for the early 2030”
- Denis Burgarella (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille)
10:00-10:15 “GREX-PLUS”
- Akio Inoue (Waseda Univ.) [PDF]

10:15-10:45 (Coffee Break)

[Special Session on Diversity]
10:45-11:45 (I) Special Talk 1 “What is holding female scientists back?”
- Hiromi Yokoyama (Univ. of Tokyo) [PDF]

11:45-13:00 (Lunch + poster)

[Science Talk Session (2)]
13:00-13:15 “Perturbation theory challenge in redshift space accelerated with response function approach”
- Ken Osato (Chiba Univ.) [PDF]
13:15-13:30 “BAO mock measurement of the 3D correlation function for photometric surveys”
- Keitaro Ishikawa (Nagoya Univ.) [PDF]
13:30-13:45 “A study on the relation between formation history and observables of galaxy clusters”
- Seongwhan Yoon (Nagoya Univ.) )[PDF]
13:45-14:00 “Testing general relativity with the joint analysis of weak lensing and galaxy clustering from HSC-Y3 and BOSS”
- Koki Tanida (Nagoya Univ.) [PDF]

14:00-14:30 (Coffee Break)

[Special Session on Future Japanese OIR projects (in Japanese)]
14:30-15:30 (I) Special Talk 2 “Building OIR Roadmap: History since 2000 and Prospects for the Future”
- Toru Yamada (ISAS/JAXA)
15:30-16:10 (I) Special Talk 3 “Japanese Large Projects in Optical and Near-Infrared Astronomy: Current Status and Challenges”
- Masami Ouchi (NAOJ/Univ. of Tokyo) [PDF]

16:10-16:55 Discussion
16:55-17:00 Closing Remark

Invited Speakers

• Hiromi Yokoyama (Univ. of Tokyo)
• Toru Yamada (JAXA)
• Masami Ouchi (NAOJ/Univ. of Tokyo)
• Karl Glazebrook (Swinburne Univ.)
• Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CEA Paris-Saclay)
• Julie McEnery (NASA/GSFC)


• Abdurrahman Naufal (SOKENDAI) [PDF] "Rest-frame UV morphology of star-forming galaxies at z~2: Environmental dependence?"
• Kosuke Takahashi (Tohoku Univ.) [PDF] "Ruby-Rush: The quest of red monsters lurking in the protoclusters at z~5"
• Takahiro Kanai (Saitama Univ.) [PDF] "A Deep NIR Survey of Very-low mass Objects in the R CrA Region"
• Masayuki Akiyama (Tohoku Univ.) [PDF] "ULTIMATE-START : Subaru Tomographic Adaptive optics Research experimenT"
• Ronaldo Laishram (Tohoku Univ.) [PDF] "Environmental dependence of star-forming galaxies at z~0.4 in the DEEP2-3 Field"
• Naoki Matsumoto (Tohoku Univ.) [PDF] "MIR Search of Heavily Obscured z>3 AGN Missed in X-ray Surveys"
• Jose Manuel Perez-Martinez (Tohoku Univ.) [PDF] "Coevolution of protoclusters and their galaxy populations at the cosmic noon: The case of PKS1138 and USS1558"
• Kohei Shibata (Ehime Univ.) [PDF] "Environment of SDSS quasars at z=0.3-1.0 traced by Subaru HSC"
• Bovornpratch Vijarnwannaluk (Tohoku Univ.) [PDF] "The Population of Luminous Obscured AGN at Cosmic Noon Unvieled with Deep and Wide Multiwavelength Surveys"
• Yoshito Ono (Subaru Telescope) [PDF] "ULTIMATE-Subaru : GLAO preliminary design overview"
• Chihiro Tokoku (NAOJ) [PDF] "NINJA : Subaru Optical-to-NIR spectrograph optimized for LTAO"


While the application for presentation and travel support requests are now closed, the workshop registration form is still open. Please complete your registration from the URL below by *March 15th*. We will send the zoom link to the registered participants.

On-site/Remote Participation

As of March 2023, there still remain some restrictions for traveling to Japan. We therefore decided to have this workshop in hybrid format - i.e. onsite (NAOJ/Mitaka) + zoom. This means that everyone can now join remotely - but again, please complete the registration from the above URL. We will send the zoom link to registered participants only.

Travel Support

Application for travel support is closed. Participants who will receive travel support from SUPER-IRNET were notified separately from LOC. Please contact LOC if you have any questions regarding the travel support.

Certificate of Attendance and Other Requests

If you need any official document issued by SUPER-IRNET (e.g. Certificate of Attendance), or if you need any special assistance from us, please contact the SUPER-IRNET organizers in advance.


Michitoshi Yoshida (NAOJ)
Takashi Moriya (NAOJ)
Hironal Miyatake (Nagoya Univ)
Daisuke Suzuki (Osaka Univ)
Yusei Koyama (Subaru Telescope)