The JSPS Washington Office plans to hold “24th “Science in Japan” Forum”

24th “Science in Japan” Forum

Date: June 7th, 2019 Friday 1:00pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Cosmos Club (2121 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC)

Theme: New Eyes on the Universe

Purpose: The survey of the universe has used all kinds of electro-magnetic waves, from micro-waves to gamma rays. Now, “New Eyes” such as neutrino and gravitational wave detectors are adding completely new kinds of information. The ability of each detector is surely improving but more remarkable is that the simultaneous observation by different kinds of detectors is opening new aspects of the universe. We will discuss this “New Astronomy” based on the innovation and collaboration of these observation devices.

Sponsor: JSPS

Co-Sponsors: DOE, ICRR of the University of Tokyo, KEK NAOJ, NSF, AAAS



Opening Remarks 1:00pm – 1:20pm

Keynote Speech 1:20pm – 2:10pm

Signals from the Universe: Takaaki Kajita (Director, ICRR, The University of Tokyo)

Session 1: Gravitational Wave 2:10pm – 3:10pm

LIGO: Gabriela González (Professor, Louisiana State University)

KAGRA: Takayuki Tomaru (Professor, NAOJ/KEK)

Coffee Break

Session 2: Cosmic Rays 3:30pm – 4:30pm

IceCube: Darren Grant (Professor, Michigan State University)

Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays: Shoichi Ogio (Professor, Osaka City University)

Session 3: Discussions on New Astronomy 4:30pm – 5:30pm

New Astronomy with Multi-Messengers: Michitoshi Yoshida (Director, Subaru Telescope, NAOJ)

Discussions: All Speakers

-Chair: Chris Packham (Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio)

Closing Remarks

Reception 6:00pm-


Registration: Required (Free), TBA