Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU)

Masahiro Takada, masahiro.takada@ipmu.jp

Kavli IPMU is a leading institute of the ongoing Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) survey and the upcoming Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) survey with the 8.2m Subaru Telescope. Faculty members at Kavli IPMU are also actively involved in CMB experiments such as the Simons Observatory, CMB-S4, and the LiteBIRD satellite mission. With a similar survey depth and image quality to LSST, the multicolor HSC imaging survey has been considered a precursor to LSST. The planned PFS survey will carry out spectroscopic observations of HSC targets (stars, galaxies, and AGNs) over a wide solid angle, offering synergistic scientific opportunities when combined with HSC. An LSST fellow at Kavli IPMU will have the unique opportunity to lead projects involving a wide range of cosmological surveys that are complementary to LSST. Kavli IPMU provides a stimulating and supportive environment for junior scientists to grow with its mentorship program, large group of postdoctoral scholars, and interdisciplinary research opportunities with scientists from particle physics, mathematics, and machine learning.

The LSST fellow will have access to proprietary-period data of Subaru HSC and PFS, as well as in-house computer resources at Kavli IPMU. The fellow is also encouraged to organize seminars, workshops, and conferences that are sponsored by Kavli IPMU. Kavli IPMU strongly supports equity, diversity, and inclusion. Female and underrepresented members are encouraged to lead scientific projects. A support desk is provided for the researchers and their families to facilitate everyday living in Japan.


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