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

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.

[Preliminary Program]
Day1 (3/23):
- Introduction to SUPER-IRNET
- Current status of SUPER projects (Swims/Ultimate/Prime/Euclid/Roman)
- Poster session & machine-gun talk

Day2 (3/24):
- Young astronomer science talks
- Special talk on diversity, equity, and inclusion in science
- Japanese session for future wide-field IR missions

[Confirmed Invited Speakers]
Hiromi Yokoyama (Univ. of Tokyo)
Toru Yamada (JAXA)
Masami Ouchi (NAOJ/Univ. of Tokyo)

Please complete the registration from the URL below. The deadline for oral/poster presentation and travel support is February 15th. The registration deadline without presentation is March 15th. Because of the limited number of oral presentation slots, please understand that we will prioritize oral presentation by young scientists.
⇒ [Registration Form]

[On-site/Remote Participation]
While we strongly encourage all participants to join the workshop in person, it is possible that there still remain some restrictions for traveling to Japan in March. We therefore accept remote connections for participants from outside Japan.

[Travel Support]
SUPER-IRNET can support travel expenses for SUPER-IRNET members in Japanese institutes. If you need financial support, please request in the registration form above. For participants from outside Japan, please contact with your regional PIs if you need travel support.

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