KAGRA Collaboration structure and scheme（October 22 2011）
Dear KAGRA colleagues,
In order to encourage further the active participation of the non-Japanese collaborators and to help acquire the budget for the group activity from their own country, the KAGRA Executive Committee has discussed the new structure and scheme in the KAGRA collaboration. We propose;
(a) Any group in any country (or region) can contribute to the existing “sub-groups” in KAGRA. In order to clarify the responsibility of the non-Japanese groups, the head of the sub-group members from each country (or region) can become a “chief” (if the group prefers). In this structure, there could be several chiefs in a sub-group, including the one from the Japanese group. The Japanese chief should take the responsibility of coordinating all the activities in the sub-group during the construction of KAGRA.
(b) A collaboration agreement between KAGRA-PI and PI of the country (or region), which defines the responsibility of each country (or each region) should be concluded at a proper time.
(2) “International Board of Representatives” should be formed.
+ The members are: PIs from each country (or region) and the EC members.
+ The meeting will be held (at least) in every F2F international
collaboration meeting. (The first one will be held at the Feb. 2012
+ The agenda items to be discussed include;
i) Long term vision of KAGRA,
ii) dates of the F2F international collaboration meetings,
iii) other important issues of the KAGRA collaboration.
If you have any questions and/or comments, please let me know.
Mainly Experimental Research Group
- KAGRA Promoting Host : ICRR Univ. of Tokyo
KAGRA Project Management : Gravitational Wave Project Office (GWPO)
CLIO-GW, Mining : ICRR GW group
- KAGRA Promoting Organization KEK
Cryogenics, Vacuum : KEK GW group, Shintomi-lab, Nihon-Univ
- KAGRA Promoting Organization : NAOJ
TAMA300, Facility : TAMA project
- Laser and Optics : Mio-lab, GSFS Univ. of Tokyo, S.Nagano, NICT, UEC ILS
- Interferometer (IFO) : Tsubono-lab, Phys Univ. of Tokyo, M.Ando, Kyoto-Univ., S.Sato, Hosei-Univ
- Interferometer (IFO)Design : K.Somiya Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Baseline Compensator (BLC) :
CLIO-STM : Araya-lab, ERI, Kyoto Univ., DPRI Kyoto Univ., AIST, NIPR
Mainly Data Analysis Group
Mainly Theoretical Research Group
- Nakamura-lab, Phys Kyoto Univ.
- Sasaki-lab, YITP Kyoto Univ.
- Tanaka-lab, YITP Kyoto Univ.
- Nagataki-lab, YITP Kyoto Univ.
- Shibata-lab, Kyoto-Univ.
- Yokoyama-lab, RESCEU, Univ of Tokyo.
- Ohara lab, Niigata-Univ.
- Hutamase-lab, Tohoku-Univ.
- Yamada-lab, Waseda-Univ.
- Kojima-lab, Hiroshima-Univ.
- Harada-lab, Saizyo-lab, Rikkyo-Univ.
- Sugamoto-lab,Ochanomizu Women Univ.
- Gunma Astronomical Observatory
- Soukendai, Astro
- Teikyo Univ.
International Collaborating Group
- Max Plank Inst. AEI,
- California Institute of Technology,
- Phys.S. Univ. of Western Australia,
- Louisiana State Univ.,
- CCRG Rochester Institute of Technology,
- Astro. Beijing Normal Univ.,
- Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics,
- Moscow State Univ.,
- Univ. of Sience and Technology of China,
- Inst. for High Eenrgy Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences,
- Peking Univ.,
- CMS ITR Taiwan,
- Univ. of Maryland,
- Univ. of Columbia,
- Univ. of Glasgow,
- Univ. of Sannio,
- Shanghai University
- National Tsing Hua University
- Korea University
- Inje University
- Korea University
- Inje University
- Seoul National University
- yongji University
- Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
- Hanyang University
- Pusan National University
- Korea NIMS
- Kyungpook National University
- Kunsan National University
- IISER-TVM, (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram )