The 2017 KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum held at KIAA

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The 2017 KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum was held on Nov 14-15, 2017 with the topic, "Sciences with LSST and CSST". The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) and the Chinese Space Station Telescope (CSST) will carry out two groundbreaking surveys of the sky that will help reshape astronomy in the 2020s. The 2017 Forum brought together members of the community to discuss the science that can and will be done by Chinese astronomers with these data. Prof. Mario Juric (University of Washington), Coordinator of the Data Management System Science Team for LSST, presented the current status of the LSST project, which expects to see first light in 2020. Prof. Hu Zhan (NAOC) presented the status and goals for the CSST.


Spanning the two days of the Forum, there were talks and discussions on a wide range of science topics, from asteroids to dark energy. PKU, with other institutes in China, is a member of the LSST-China consortium through which roughly 50 investigators will have access to LSST data.

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