LiteBIRD kick-off symposium (July 1-2, 2019 at ISAS) †
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Observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) in the last two decades
have revealed astonishing facts of our Universe. We now have precise knowledge on the recent accelerating expansion of our Universe, dark energy and dark matter. In this remarkable development, two satellites for CMB observations, WMAP and Planck, have played the central role.
It is a world-wide consensus that the new frontier of CMB research is the observation of polarization. In particular, it is the most important task in the modern cosmology to test the cosmic inflation hypothesis from measurements of the curl pattern of CMB polarization, which is known as the B-mode.The observation of the B-mode is also expected to open up a new research area of testing quantum gravity theories behind cosmic inflation, including super string theory.
To meet the scientific objectives mentioned above, LiteBIRD is proposed as a strategic L-class satellite of JAXA. As the successor of Planck, and as an international project, its mission is to carry out whole-sky surveys of CMB polarization with unprecedented precision and accuracy.
The main goal of this symposium is to introduce the design concept of LiteBIRD , its expected scientific outputs, the domestic/international collaborations of LiteBIRD, and discuss outcomes of the project. To this end, we also review and discuss science of CMB polarization, current status and future prospects of observations, and how lessons-learned from Planck will be incorporated into the LiteBIRD project.
Dates and place †
The oral presentations are invited only. The poster presentations are limited to 30 slots. Most of them are invited, but there are some slots available for contributed posters.
Time table †
|July 1 (Mon)|
|11:30 - 13:00||Registration|
|Session 1 Welcome and theoretical motivations||Chair: Nobuhiko Katayama (Kavli IPMU, Univ. Tokyo)|
|13:00 - 13:10||Welcome||Masaki Fujimoto (ISAS/JAXA vice DG)|
|13:10 - 13:30||Birth of cosmic inflation||Katsuhiko Sato (JSPS)|
|13:30 - 14:00||Particle physics and inflation||Hitoshi Murayama (UC Berkeley & Kavli IPMU, Univ. Tokyo)|
|14:00 - 14:30||String theory and inflation||Hirosi Ooguri (Kavli IPMU, Univ. Tokyo & Caltech)|
|14:30 - 15:00||Coffee+Posters|
|Session 2: From Planck to LiteBIRD||Chair: Kazuhisa Mitsuda (ISAS/JAXA)|
|15:00 - 15:20||Overview (of map making and component separation interplay)||Jean-Loup Puget (IAS, Univ. Paris Sud)|
|15:20 - 15:40||Instruments and calibration||Marco Bersanelli (Univ Milan)|
|15:40 - 16:00||LFI systematics and impact on science||Paolo Natoli (Univ Ferrara)|
|16:00 - 16:20||HFI systematics||Guillaume Patanchon (Univ Paris Diderot)|
|16:20 - 16:40||Data processing and management||Jan Tauber (ESA)|
|16:40 - 17:05||Discussion|
|Session 3 LiteBIRD (1): Overview ||Chair: Giampaolo Pisano (Cardiff)|
|17:05 - 17:30||LiteBIRD: vision and overview||Masashi Hazumi (IPNS/KEK & Kavli IPMU, U. Tokyo)|
|17:30 - 17:45||JAXA science missions and status of LiteBIRD||Toru Yamada (ISAS/JAXA)|
|18:30 - 20:30||Buffet party at ISAS cafeteria|
|July 2 (Tue)|
|Session 4 Invited talks on CMB projects in the world||Chair: Masashi Hazumi (IPNS/KEK & Kavli IPMU, U. Tokyo)|
|09:30 - 10:10||WMAP and Measurements from Chile||Lyman Page (Princeton Univ)|
|10:10 - 10:50||Measurements from South Pole and CMB-S4||Nils Halverson (Univ Colorado Boulder)|
|10:50 - 11:30||Balloon projects||Paolo de Bernardis (Sapienza Univ Rome)|
|11:30 - 11:40||Group photo|
|11:40 - 13:00||Lunch+Posters|
|Session 5 LiteBIRD (2): Science and mission||Chair: Hirokazu Ishino (Okayama U.)|
|13:00 - 13:20||Science||Erminia Calabrese (Cardiff Univ)|
|13:20 - 13:40||Mission overview||Tadayasu Dotani (ISAS/JAXA)|
|13:40 - 14:00||Foreground separation||Carlo Baccigalupi (SISSA)|
|14:00 - 14:20||Systematics and calibration||prepared by Sophie Henrot-Versille (LAL, Univ Paris Sud)|
|presented by Tomotake Matsumura (Kavli IPMU, Univ. Tokyo)|
|Session 6 LiteBIRD (3): System and agency contributions ||Chair: Bruno Maffei (IAS, Univ Paris Sud)|
|14:20 - 14:40||JAXA||Yutaro Sekimoto (ISAS/JAXA)|
|14:40 - 15:00||Kavli IPMU||Tomotake Matsumura (Kavli IPMU, Univ. Tokyo)|
|15:00 - 15:20||IPNS/KEK||Masaya Hasegawa (IPNS/KEK)|
|15:20 - 16:00||Coffee+Posters|
|Session 7 LiteBIRD (4): System and agency contributions ||Chair: Yutaro Sekimoto (ISAS/JAXA)|
|16:00 - 16:30||European consortium||Ludovic Montier (IRAP)|
|16:30 - 16:50||CNES||Pascale Danto (CNES)|
|16:50 - 17:20||USA||Kam Arnold (UCSD)|
|17:20 - 17:40||Canada||Douglas Scott for the Canadian LiteBIRD consortium|
|17:40 - 17:50||Concluding remarks||Tadayasu Dotani (ISAS/JAXA)|
- Please fill in this form, including those who are invited.
- Due on June 20 23:59 JST.
- Those who are attending locally need to register. Those who are attending remotely need not register.
List of participants †
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- Access to venue
- Payment ... All payment should be made with cash at the registration desk. The payment cannot be cancelled once paid. Receipts will be issued at the registration desk.
- Registration ... 0 yen
- Banquet .... 6,000 yen for non-students & 4,000 yen for students.
- Dining ... Here is a list of dining places.
- Hotels ... Below are our suggestions.
|Hotel Name||Description||Link for Booking|
|Toyoko Inn Yokohama-sen Fuchinobe-eki Minami-guchi||15min walk to ISAS, 3min walk to Fuchinobe Station||Toyoko Inn|
|Hotel Livemax Sagamihara||20min walk to ISAS; 2-min walk to Fuchinobe Station; Looks old/narrow||Japanican.com|
|APA Hotel Sagamihara Kobuchi-Ekimae||Near Kobuchi Station, next Fuchinobe||Apahotel|
|Best Western Rembrandt Hotel Tokyo Machida||Near JR Machida Sta., two stations from Fuchinobe||Best Western Rembrandt Hotel|
|APA Hotel Machida-Eki Higashi||Near JR Machida Sta., two stations from Fuchinobe||Apa Hotel|
|Hotel Resol Machida||Near JR Machida Sta., two stations from Fuchinobe||Resol Machida|
|Toyoko Inn Tokyo Machida-eki Odakyu-sen Higashi-guchi||7-min walk to JR Machida Sta., two stations from Fuchinobe||Toyoko Inn|
|Toyoko Inn JR Yokohama-sen Sagamihara Ekimae||Near Sagamihara Sta., two stations from Fuchinobe||Toyoko Inn|
|Toyoko Inn Keio-sen Hashimoto-eki Kita-guchi||Near Hashimoto Sta., three stations from Fuchinobe||Toyoko Inn|
Instruction for presentation †
- You can use your laptop computer to give presentations.
- You can also send your presentation files to LOC <cmbws19_loc at ml.ac.jaxa.jp> prior to the presentation, so that (i) we can share your files with zoom participants, and (ii) we can provide LOC's PC for your presentation in case your computer has compatibility issues.
- A LOC member will collect your presentation file after your talk. The files will be uploaded to this page for open access.
- Poster size is A0.
- The layout is given here poster_layout_1.pdf
- ALl posters will remain posted at the same place for the entire week, including the f2f meeting.
- Poster list
Other photos on Day 1 and Day 2 by LOC and both days by KEK IPNS EPO (Tada-san).
SOC and LOC †
- SOC : T. Yamada, M. Hazumi, A. Lee, M. Dobbs, L. Montier, J. Puget
- LOC : Y. Sekimoto, T. Dotani, M. Tsujimoto, T. Hasebe (JAXA/ISAS)
If you have any request or questions, please contact <cmbws19_loc at ml.ac.jaxa.jp>.