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Status Report on Taiwan CosPA Team. W-Y. Pauchy Hwang July 25, 2003. Outline. Taiwan CosPA Project Laboratory Astrophysics Program Beam Profile Monitor Prospects Acknowledgements. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Status Report on Taiwan CosPA TeamW-Y. Pauchy HwangJuly 25, 2003

  • OutlineTaiwan CosPA ProjectLaboratory Astrophysics ProgramBeam Profile MonitorProspectsAcknowledgements

  • Taiwan CosPA ProjectThe MoE Research Excellence Project on Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics (2000.1 2004.3)The Overall Project: P.I.: W-Y. Pauchy Hwang Co-P.I.: Paul HoSub-Project No. 1: Array for Microwave Background Radiation (AMiBA): From Construction and Operation to Data Acquisition and Analysis P.I.: Paul HoSub-Project No. 2: Experimental Particle Physics Studies on Issues related to Early Universe, Dark Matter, and Inflation P.I.: W. S. Hou

  • Sub-Project No. 3: Theoretical Studies of Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics P.I.: W-Y. Pauchy HwangSub-Project No. 4: Frontier Observation in Optical and Infrared Astronomy P.I.: Typhoon LeeSub-Project No. 5: National Infrastructure P.I.: Wing IpAbout 15 Million U.S. Dollars over 4 Years.

  • What do we attempt to accomplish through these projects?

    Subproject No. 1 on Radio AstronomyBuild the AMiBA telescope up to 19 elements.Attempt to observe the CMB polarizations.Conduct SZ surveys of high-z clusters.

  • AMiBA TelescopeAMiBA SpecsUp to 19 Antennas (diameters 0.3/1.2m)6m Platform with Hexagonal Mount - highly flexible85 - 105 GHz dual frequency, low noise HEMTs Polarization sensitiveResolution 2 arc minutesFoV 44 / 11 arc minutes50 K in one hourSite: Mauna Loa, HawaiiAMiBA

  • 2-Element AMiBA Prototype Receiver testingOptics and couplings of the Antenna array Background noisesCorrelator designSystem stabilityAdaptivenessInitial science attempts

    Successful tests needed & already completed !!Protoype on Mauna Loa, Hawaii

  • AMiBA Fringes on the MoonThe CMB resolutions anticipated from the prototype Signals from JupiterSZ effect

  • Subproject No. 2 on Particle AstrophysicsB & CP; a key player at Belle / KEK In the news of major discovery, July 2001 & February 2002.Feasibility studies of DM searchesNeutrino Cosmology: attempt to build a prototype neutrino telescope for the detection of very high energy cosmic neutrinos.Attempt to phase-in a meaningful participation of the GLAST project (NASA / DOE) through the Research University Initiative (R.U.I.).

  • Thru Mt: A.G.N. Neutrino Telescope Huge BH? CosPA-2

  • Mauna Loa Hualalai !CosPA-1CosPA-4

  • Prototype CosPA-5NuTel Prototype Testing

  • Subproject No. 3 on Theoretical Studies of Cosmology and Particle AstrophysicsTo make significant progresses, hopefully some breakthroughs, in the prime area of cosmology, i.e. the physics of the early universe. (Mission Statement)Subjects under intensive studies: CMB polarization and anisotropy Accelerating universe Noncommutative spacetime & cosmology Phase transitions Physics of ultra high energy cosmic rays (UHECR)

  • CosPA-Th Research Team Member No.of Publications in 2000-2002W-Y. Pauchy Hwang, Prof., P.I.23Tzihong Chiueh, Prof., Co-P.I.14Xiao-Gang He, Prof., Co-P.I.36*Kin-Wang Ng, Prof., Co-P.I.7Chih-Yuan, Prof., Co-P.I.(11*Ue-Li Pen, Co-P.I.14*Guey-Lin Lin, Prof., CoP.I.9Darwin Chang, Prof., Co-P.I.20*Pei-Ming Ho, Assoc. Prof.17J.H. Proty Wu, Assist. Prof.23W. F. Kao, Prof.6*Miao Li, Visiting Prof.11* Total: 125 (including preprints)* EstimateCosPA-3 has played the key role of attracting young talents to CosPA.7 Postdocs12 Ph.D. Students14 M.S. Students

  • Marc Henneaux, a well-known string theorist. Invited by NSC to TaiwanI have been truly impressed by the excellence of the Center for Academic Excellence on Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics which, by combining expertise over a wide range of knowledge, is, in my opinion, one of the leading places in the world where research in this area is conducted.

  • Subproject No. 4 on OIR AstronomyThe NTU-CFHT agreement already signed (7/2001) Participate the WIRCAM Project of the CFHT.Use CFHT/OIR to conduct the LSS survey to complement the SZ survey of the AMiBA.

    Subproject No. 5 on National InfrastructureMaking the link between education and researchSmall-telescope research projects such as TAOS.

  • CosPA-4Collaboration with Canada/France/Hawaii Telescope Corp.CFHT has been the most successful large optical telescope, situating on the best site on Mauna Kea we need CFHT/MegCam or CHFT/WIRCam to do AMiBA follow-up surveys.Through CosPA-4, we have acquired 68 CFHT nights (in a six year period, 2003-2007) at our disposal Agreement signed between NTU/CosPA & CFHT in 7/2001We are sending people to actively participate the construction of the WIRCam.

  • CPU/BPA/NRC Report versus CosPACosPAs overall scientific objectives sit amazingly well on top of this important report.Currently, there are many other projects around the world, with a scale similar to our CosPA project. Center for Cosmology, U. Chicago; Caltech; Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford U.; Research Center for the Early Universe (RESCEU), U. Tokyo; etc.


  • Laboratory Astrophysics Program

    Join the FLASH CollaborationSLAC CosPA MoUCollaboration with SRRCFinancial Support

  • Join the FLASH CollaborationMotivationThe Mystery of UHECRs: the energy spectrum between AGASA and HiRes with 25% difference.

  • Taiwan CosPA Team Pauchy W-Y. Hwang, P.I. Guey-lin Lin, Co-P.I. Ming-Heuy Huang, Co-I. Chien-Wen Chen, Ph.D. student Feng-Yin Chang, Ph.D. student Chih-Ching Chen, student Yu-Chung Chen, Ph.D. student Je-An Gu, Postdoc

  • SLAC CosPA MoUIntroduction This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between National Taiwan University Center for Academic Excellence on Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics (CosPA) and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) is a collaborative agreement between scientists of the two institutions.

    Agreements General Agreements Funding, Amendments Special Agreements Scope of Responsibility, Scientific Personnel, Statement of Work, Equipment Ownership, Publications, Intellectual Property

  • Statement of WorkThe collaborating institutions agree to work on subjects of common interest, exchange information, develop theories, experiments and equipment of value to their mutual interests in subjects of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology.Examples of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Research might include but not be limited to CosPAs phase-in active participation of the GLAST project.Collaborations between the two institutions on laboratory astrophysics experiments as well as the development (with additional institutions) of a dedicated Laboratory Astrophysics facility at SLAC using high energy, high intensity particle and photon beams.Other projects might include joint sponsorship of symposia and workshops on Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics, and mutual visits of scholars at all levels.

  • Collaboration with SRRCPrecision Adaptive Beam Profile Monitor: R&D and ApplicationsTaiwan CosPA Team: W-Y. Pauchy Hwang, P.I. Guey-Lin Lin, Co-P.I. Chien-Wen Chen, Ph.D. student Feng-Yin Chang, Ph.D. student Yu-Chung Chen, Ph.D. student Chih-Ching Chen, studentSynchrotron Radiation Research Center: Dr. Kuo-Tung Hsu Dr. Gao-Yu Hsiung

  • Significance & Expected Outcome: We wish to come up with an adaptive and well-tested beam profile monitor based on the OTR method. Provided that we could test different fabricated foils in our BPM/OTR setting, it could help to strengthen our understanding of the OTR properties of these materials and it could also help us in selecting a better OTR foil in the next round of our efforts to improve the BPM/OTR technique.The Need for Using SRRC Electron Beams: The 1.5 GeV electron beam at SRRC, before being injected into the storage ring, is the only high-energy electron beam available in Taiwan. Without the possibility of using the SRRC electron beam as our laboratory at home, any new instruments for the beam manipulations cannot be sufficiently tested and further improved and it would be less possible for us to launch a successful laboratory astrophysics program.We just had one solid week at our disposal to test BPM.

  • The Proposed Schedule: We hope that there will be electron beam times which we could employ regularly from November 2003 till July 2004 so that (1) We could experiment with foils of different materials in order to explore the OTR physics quantitatively. (2) We would like to improve the BPM design accordingly so that a best BPM/OTR could be the final product. (3) We could use our BPM/OTR system in its final version as a tool to manipulate the SRRC beam.

  • Financial SupportCosPA-3 & CosPA-0 (up to 2004.3.31)NSC Project: Selected Topics in Cosmology and Astrophysics (2003.8.1 2006.7.31)Post-CosPA (2004.4 2008.3), pre-proposal just approved, detailed proposal due 9/15/2003.


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