[ASA] Fwd: TAIPAN workshop 2nd announcement

Quentin Parker quentin.parker at mq.edu.au
Tue Nov 6 19:58:57 AEDT 2012

**********Second Announcement *********
*The next generation of hemispheric redshift surveys
and the prospects for TAIPAN,
10–12 Dec 2012, Sydney, Australia*
***********Second Announcement **********
Go to: http://physics.mq.edu.au/astronomy/workshop_2012/**
(It is recommended to register as soon as possible. PhD students are
particularly encouraged to apply)*

*Macquarie University Research Centre for Astronomy, Astrophysics and
Astrophotonics Annual Workshop*

*Rationale:* The workshop is designed to bring together experts and
researchers to discuss the science prospects and goals of the proposed
TAIPAN survey.

*Major topics:* Synergies with ASKAP galaxy surveys, precision cosmology,
Galaxy evolution, the connection between gas and stars, the impact of
environment and mergers, large scale structure, stellar and halo mass
functions, star formation and AGN and the intergalactic magnetic field.

*What is TAIPAN?* TAIPAN (Transforming Astronomical Imaging surveys through
Polychromatic Analysis of Nebulae) is a major new galaxy redshift survey
planned for the UK Schmidt Telescope using innovative Starbug fibre
positioning technology that allows for several hundred fibres across the
UKST’s focal surface. TAIPAN is intended to build on the legacy and extend
the highly successful 6dF Galaxy redshift Survey by adding 4x the number of
new spectra for fainter galaxies to r ~17 over the entire southern sky and
amounting to ~500,000 additional redshifts.
*Key features of TAIPAN:*

   - Three year survey starting 2015
   - Implementation of new Starbug fibre probes
   - 500,000 redshifts to z ~0.2 with r ~17, K ~14

*Confirmed Invited speakers include:*
Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Simon Driver, Chris Blake, Bärbel Koribalski, Matthew
Colless, Tom Jarrett, Jon Lawrence, Fred Watson, Chris Power and Ray Norris.

Prof. Quentin A Parker
Joint MQ/AAO lecturer in Astronomy
Director, MQ Research Centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics & Astrophotonics
Director "Space to Grow"
Member MQ teaching Excellence Academy
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