The 2016 KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum held at KIAA


On Nov 10-11, 2016, KIAA hosted the 2016 KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum, with this year's topic being "Future Large Optical-Infrared Facilities in China". The workshop was open to the entire Chinese astronomical community, and had over 90 participants. The meeting was organized around short talks and discussion concerning five different topics: 1Key science drivers2Key technical specifications of the telescopes3Instrumentation requirements3Site survey4International collaboration5Detailed planning for the 12-meter telescope project.

The meeting was a great opportunity for everyone in the Chinese astronomy community to actively participate in the early planning of the two proposed large telescope projects, to join in various science and technique working groups, and to learn, propose, and discuss science cases for the two telescopes. It also provided a platform for national and international collaborations among individuals and institutions.


The KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum is an annual event that KIAA hosts to enable open discussion of issues of common interest in the Chinese community. 

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