We had a visit from the cosmology group at Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (CosKASI) during 14-18th of September. CosKASI was formed by our former postdoc Dr Yong-Seon Song and Prof Eric Linder at Berkeley. CosKASI was selected as “First Mover Research Group” by KASI and the group was awarded $6M research fund for 9 years.
In order to develop collaborations between CosKASI and ICG further, we decided to have an informal workshop here at Portsmouth. Six members of CosKasi (Eric Linder, Sohyun Park, Cris Sabiu, Jeeseon Song, Yong-Seon Song and Yi Zheng) stayed with us for one week. The workshop covered a wide range of topics including redshift distortions, gravitational lensing, supernovae, modified theories of gravity and clusters. The programme can be found here:
We are planning to have a second workshop during 5-9 September 2016. This will be organised by CosKASI and ICG together with National Astronomical Observatories China (NAOC) and Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) at Kyoto University.