Panoramas of the Evolving Cosmos

The 6th Subaru International Conference in Hiroshima
(Nov 28 - Dec 02, 2016)

International Conference Center Hiroshima, Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima City Center

Wide-field studies of galaxy formation and evolution, and cosmology. Update of the previous Subaru panoramic meeting at Hayama in late 2007, with some initial results from Hyper Suprime-Cam.

Scientific Rationale

Subaru hosted its 1st international conference at Hayama, Japan in Dec 2007 with the title "Panoramic Views of Galaxy Formation and Evolution", in which we showcased and discussed the great achievements of modern wide-field studies of galaxies across cosmic time to which Subaru had been making significant contributions with its unique wide-field instruments such as Suprime-Cam mounted on the prime focus of the Subaru telescope.

The recent advent of the new prime focus camera Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) in 2013, which now offers a 7 times wider field of view (1.77deg^2) than Suprime-Cam, has revolutionized the survey power and is now performing unprecedentedly large deep and wide legacy surveys of the panoramic, evolving cosmos. The gigantic prime focus spectrograph PFS, with ~2400 fibers over a comparable FoV is also under construction, with operations expected to start in 2019.

A number of other wide-field missions are also coming on line, such as DES, VIPERS, LSST, WFIRST, EUCLID, as well as NIR--MIR missions. We are entering into a new era in which the high-z Universe can be as extensively explored as is the nearby Universe, and the closest galaxies in the local Universe can be fully mapped.

With such exciting facilities in hand and a promising future ahead of us, it is an appropriate time for us to meet together to present and discuss new science results in various areas of galaxy evolution, including some initial results from HSC. We will also discuss the future directions of wide-field studies of galaxies and cosmology in 2020s.

Science Categories:

1. Cosmic Dawn
2. Cosmic Noon/Afternoon
3. Cosmology
4. Wide Field Surveys
5. Galaxy Archaeology


Nov 28: Cosmic Dawn, Reception
Nov 29: Cosmic Noon/Afternoon
Nov 30: Cosmic Noon/Afternoon (continued); Excursion to Miyajima
Dec 01: Galaxy Archaeology & Cosmology; Banquet
Dec 02: Wide Field Surveys

Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC)

Invited Speakers

  • Wako Aoki (NAOJ)
  • Peter Behroozi (STScI)
  • Richard Bower (Durham)
  • Rebecca Bowler (Oxford)
  • Benedetta Ciardi (MPA)
  • Elisabete da Cunha (ANU)
  • Pieter van Dokkum (Yale)
  • Natascha Foerster-Schreiber (MPE)
  • Anna Frebel (MIT)
  • Josh Frieman (Chicago)
  • Karl Glazebrook (Swinburne)
  • Jenny Greene (Princeton)
  • Puragra Guhathakurta (UCSC)
  • Luigi Guzzo (INAF)
  • Evan Kirby (Caltech)
  • Elisabeth Krause (Stanford)
  • Konrad Kuijken (Leiden)
  • Ivo Labbe (Leiden)
  • Satoshi Miyazaki (NAOJ)
  • Melissa Ness (MPIA)
  • Pascal Oesch (Yale)
  • John Peacock (Edinburgh)
  • John Silverman (Kavli-IPMU)
  • Dan Stark (Arizona)
  • Beth Willman (LSST)
  • Conference Summary

  • Richard Ellis (ESO)
  • Schedule

  • Feb 10 : 1st announcement
  • Jun 5 : Open Registration; 2nd announcement
  • Jul 31 : Deadline for abstract
  • Aug 31 : Deadline for registration (discount rate)
  • Sep Mid : Announcement of the 1st program
  • Sep 30 : Deadline for registration
  • Committee

    Science Organizing Committee

  • Tadayuki Kodama (NAOJ; chair)
  • Masashi Chiba (Tohoku)
  • James Dunlop (Edinburgh)
  • Eiichi Egami (Arizona)
  • Richard Ellis (ESO)
  • Henry Ferguson (STScI)
  • Andrew Hopkins (AAO)
  • Olivier Le Fevre (LAM)
  • Tohru Nagao (Ehime)
  • Masami Ouchi (Tokyo)
  • Michael Strauss (Princeton)
  • Masahiro Takada (Kavli-IPMU)
  • Rosemary Wyse (JHU)
  • Local Organizing Committee

  • Koji S. Kawabata (Hiroshima; chair)
  • Nobuhiro Okabe (Hiroshima)
  • Makoto Uemura (Hiroshima)
  • Yousuke Utsumi (Hiroshima)
  • Michitoshi Yoshida (Hiroshima)
  • Masaru Kajisawa (Ehime)