Cerro Chajnantor, Chile, Nov. 19, 2014
TAO / AIUC Joint Workshop for Optical/IR Astronomy


Aim: The University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory 6.5m Telescope is to construct a 6.5 m infrared-optimized telescope at the summit of Cerro Chajnantor, the world’s highest site of 5640m altitude. The telescope will see the first light on 2018, with two facility instruments SWIMS (NIR MOS spectrograph) and MIMIZUKU (MIR imager/spectrograph up to 40um). In this workshop, we would like to introduce the project and the instruments, and discuss the collaboration between Japan and Chile in its instrumentation, as well as the expected science cases.

Location: Auditorium Bralic – Institute of Physics, Campus San Joaquin,
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
metro station San Joaquin – Line 5

please confirm participation  not later than Nov 15 to: lmontene@aiuc.puc.cl

November 19, 2014

10:00  Arrive, Registration, Coffee
10:25  Welcome by the Director of AIUC

Section I – TAO and Science with the TAO,    Chair  Leo Vanzi

10:30  Kentaro Motohara (UTokyo)       Summary of TAO project
10:50  James Jenkins  (UChile)               Exoplanets around low mass stars
11:10  Hidenori Takahashi (UTokyo)     Research of Massive Star Clusters by NIR Narrow-band Imaging Observation
11:30  Holger Drass    (AIUC)                Young and free: Planets around young Brown Dwarfs and free floating planets in star forming regions
11:50  Hanindyo Kuncarayakti (UChile) Supernovae environments
12:05  Ken Tateuchi (UTokyo)                Study of Bulge Properties in Local Luminous Infrared Galaxies based on Ground-based Hydrogen Paschen-alpha Imaging Survey
12:20  Koichiro Nakanishi (ALMA)        Molecular Gas and Starburst Studies on the Nearby Galaxy NGC 253
12:40  Tomonori Totani (UTokyo)           FastSound: A Galaxy Redshift Survey for Cosmology at z~1.3 using Subaru/FMOS

13:00  Lunch + Coffee

Section II –  Instrumentation,  Chair Mamoru Doi

14:00  Kentaro Motohora (UTokyo)    NIR instrument SWIMS
14:20  Takashi Miyata (UTokyo)      MIR instrument MIMIZUKU
14:40  Matias Jones (AIUC)              State of the Art in IR High Resolution Spectroscopy
15:00  Leo Vanzi     (AIUC)              Ideas for a high resolution near-IR Spectrograph
15:20  A. Guesalaga  (AIUC)            AO at the AIUC
15:35  Marcelo Tala   (AIUC)           Fibres and Image Slicing in the IR
15:50  Rodrigo Leiva  (AIUC)          The ARNICA/XEVA IR experience
16:05  David Rabanus (ALMA)        Second life for MiniTAO

16:30  Round Table,  Chair  Kentaro Motohara

17:30  END