21-25 March 2022
Lecture Hall, Kavli IPMU
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Dates: March 21-25, 2022
Venue: Lecture Hall, Kavli IPMU


The Local Group offers a unique opportunity to study galaxy formation, the epoch of reionization, chemical evolution, and the nature of dark matter in our cosmic backyard, through detailed observations of resolved stellar populations. Ongoing and upcoming space missions like Gaia, Roman and large spectroscopic/photometric surveys (DESI, SDSS-V, WEAVE, PFS, 4MOST, LSST), which will bring detailed phase-space and chemical information for millions/billions of stars, will revolutionize near-field cosmology. The sheer increase in size and depth of these samples will provide valuable information to propose new astrophysical tests on the nature of the dark matter and constrain the formation of galaxies. The goal of this meeting is to bring together experts to discuss all aspects of Galactic Archaeology and dark matter research in the Local Group (galaxy formation, dynamics, chemical evolution, EMPs, first stars) and offering a platform to forge new collaborations among scientists.

This event will be limited to 60 participants. Selection of participants will be based on abstract submissions (registration alone does not guarantee participation in the workshop).


Galactic Archaeology in the Milky Way and Andromeda 
Chemistry: (EMP and Chemical evolution)
Galaxy formation in the Local Group (simulations)
Satellites of the Local Group and beyond
Dark matter (substructure & distribution)

Confirmed Speakers:

Wako Aoki (NAOJ)

Anke Arentsen (Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg)

Ana Bonaca (Carnegie Observatories)

Vasily Belokurov (University of Cambridge)

Kohei Hayashi (National Institute of Technology, Ichinoseki College)

Amina Helmi (Kapteyn Institute)

Miho Ishigaki (NAOJ)

Myoungwon Jeon (Kyung Hee University)

Kathryn Johnston (Columbia University / Flatiron Institute)

Evan Kirby (Caltech)

Ekta Patel (UC Berkeley)

Matthew Walker (Carnegie Mellon University)



Masahiro Takada (IPMU)
Chervin Laporte (ICCUB)
Masahi Chiba (Tohoku Univ)
Miho Ishigaki (NAOJ)
Mohammad Mardini(IPMU)
Tilman Hartwig (UTokyo)



Kavli IPMU


Contact : seminar@ipmu.jp
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU), the University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa City, Chiba 277-8583, Japan


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