6-10 April 2020
Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa, Japan
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Important announcement:

In light of the increasingly serious global spread of the COVID-19 illness, we regret to inform you that we have decided to postpone the Cosmic Cartography 2020 Meeting, originally planned for April 6-10, 2020 in Kavli IPMU, Japan.

Earlier,  we announced the possibility of the fully remote conference, but we the SOC have decided that the personal connections are important in this meeting. So, we would rather hold it later in the year
(tentatively in the September-November 2020 timeframe but TBD) rather than hold a remote meeting.

In April or May, we will reconsider the situation and announce a new date for the meeting. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope that we will have a chance to meet later in the year.


Date: April 6-10, 2020

Date: TBD

Venue: Lecture Hall, Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa, Japan

Important Deadlines:

  • Abstract submission: January 15, 2020  Abstract submission has closed.
  • Registration Deadline: March 20, 2020

Note: Abstract submission or registration does not guarantee acceptance to the conference as space is limited. Please await confirmation from organizers before making travel plans.


Going into the 2020s, cosmic large scale structure will be mapped with increasing detail by the next generation of observational facilities operating at various wavelengths (radio, optical, infra-red) and exploiting various techniques. Meanwhile, theory and simulations are increasing in sophistication in their ability to describe large-scale structure. These advances could potentially allow greater constraints into cosmological parameters and theories of galaxy evolution.

The goal of this meeting at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU) is to bring together a diverse group of researchers working on the cosmic web, its various tracers, and their embedded galaxies from both observational and theoretical perspectives. This will be an opportunity for researchers who may not usually encounter each other to interact. 

Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

  • Characterizing and modeling the cosmic web
  • Observational surveys of the cosmic web, ongoing and planned
  • The growth of protoclusters into clusters
  • Statistical measurements beyond 2-point
  • Galaxy evolution in the context of the cosmic web
  • Constrained realization modeling of large-scale structure
  • The intergalactic medium tracing the cosmic web
  • Exploiting cosmic voids for cosmology


Confirmed speakers:

Nina Hatch (Nottingham) Yun Wang (Caltech) Ravi Sheth (UPenn)
Rien van de Weygaert (Groningen) Clotilde Laigle (IAP) Huiyuan Wang (USTC)
Daisuke Nagai (Yale) Alice Pisani (Princeton) Jacqueline Van Gorkom (Columbia)
Katarina Kraljic (Edinburgh) Masao Hayashi (NAOJ) Elena Massara (Waterloo)
Karl Gephardt (UTexas) Sandrine Codis (IAP) Brent Tully (Hawaii)


Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC):

Khee-Gan Lee (Kavli IPMU; Chair) Houjun Mo (UMass) Martin White (UC Berkeley)
Gabriella De Lucia (INAF-OATS) Shirley Ho (CCA) Nobunari Kashikawa (UTokyo)
Joanne Cohn (UC Berkeley) Oliver Hahn (OCA) Stephane Arnouts (LAM)
Tadayuki Kodama (Tohoku) Lutz Wisotzki (AIP) Christophe Pichon (IAP)


Local Organizing Committee (LOC):

Metin Ata
Lalitwadee Kawinwanichakij
Robin Kooistra
Jingjing Shi
Ilya Khrykin



Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU),
the University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwa-no-ha, Kashiwa City, Chiba 277-8583, Japan


Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa, Japan
Lecture Hall
Kashiwa, Japan