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The 4th SWIMS Science WS - for SWIMS Open-use Operation as a PI-type Instrument on the Subaru Telescope - was held.

SWIMS, the Simultaneous-color Wide-field Infrared camera and Multi-object Spectrograph for the TAO Telescope, had successfully completed its commissioning observations on the Subaru Telescope from 2018 to 2019. After them, an official decision was made in July 2020 that the SWIMS was served as a PI-type open-use instrument on the Subaru Telescope from 2021 to the end of 2022, until the TAO Telescope is expected to be completed and have a clear prospect for its initial operation.

In response to this situation, we held a Science Workshop to discuss SWIMS science cases on the Subaru Telescope on July 27, 2020. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the WS was held remotely via zoom system. In addition to the status report of SWIMS by Motohara, nine presentations of science cases were made. We had more than 90 participants from not only Japan but also Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium, strongly indicating the high expectations for the operation of SWIMS on the Subaru Telescope.

SWIMS adjustment and commissioning observations for open-use operation as a PI-type instrument on the Subaru Telescope (September to October, 2020)


Date:July 27, 2020, 11:00-17:00
Venues: Remote via zoom
Time Speaker Title
11:00-10:05 Kentaro Motohara
Opening remark
Instrument Session (Chair: Motohara)
11:05-11:35 Kentaro Motohara
Current Status of SWIMS and Expected Performance on Subaru Telescope
11:35-11:45 Yusei Koyama
PI Instrument Operation at Subaru Telescope (TBC)
11:45-12:00 Q&A
Science Session 1 (Chair: Konishi)
13:00-13:20 Tadayuki Kodama
(Tohoku University)
SWIMS-18 survey and its pilot observations on Subaru
13:20-13:40 Jun Toshikawa
(University of Tokyo)
Search for protoclusters at z~4-5: plausible sites of the formation of massive galaxies
13:40-14:00 Hiroaki Sameshima
(University of Tokyo)
Investigation of chemical enrichment in the early universe by observing high-z quasars
14:00-14:20 Masao Hayashi
SWIMS spectroscopy of HSC-NB emitters at z~1.47
14:20-14:30 John Silverman
(University of Tokyo)
Spectroscopy of dual quasars from HSC
Science Session 2 (Chair: Tadaki)
14:50-15:10 Mayuko Mori
(University of Tokyo)
Characterization of Exoplanets by the Synergy of SWIMS and MuSCAT3
15:10-15:30 Yu Niino
(University of Tokyo)
Time-Domain Science with Subaru/SWIMS
15:30-15:50 Toshiki Saito
Swimming through the interstellar medium in galaxies
15:50-16:10 Masafusa Onoue
SWIMS views of low-luminosity quasars at z>6
16:30-17:00 Q&A