Program Advisory Board


Date: May 8(Wed) ~ 10(Fri), 2019

Location: The University of Tokyo Future Center Initiative, 2nd floor, Room 205


Reviewers

Name

Affiliation

Albert Lazzarini (Chair)

LIGO/Caltech

Norna Robertson

LIGO/University of Glasgow

Jo van den Brand

VIRGO/Nikhef

Bangalore Sathyaprakash

Pennsylvania State University

Misao Sasaki

IPMU, University of Tokyo

Junichi Watanabe

NAOJ

Akira Yamamoto

KEK

Jesper Munch

Adelaide University

Chang Hee Nam

IBS Center for Relativistic Laser Science


KAGRA visit

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KAGRA site tour schedule

8:00

leaving ANA Toyama Hotel by car (accompany person: Miyakawa)

9:00

arriving KAGRA Observatory Office in Kamioka

9:30

leaving the Office

9:45-12:05

KAGRA site tour (Center and X-end)

12:05-12:45

lunch

12:55-13:35

SK tour

13:55

returning KAGRA Observatory Office

14:15

leaving the Office by car (accompany person: Miyakawa)

14:55

arriving Toyama Airport

Moving to Tokyo by airplane (accompany person: Miyakawa)

16:00

Toyama – 17:10 Tokyo (Haneda) [ANA320]

18:25

Haneda (Terminal 2) – 19:44 Kashiwanoha-campus [Airport shuttle bus]


Program

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Time

Subject and Title

Speaker

File

9:00-9:30

(Closed session by PAB members only)

9:30-9:50

Purpose of this PAB and Status of KAGRA

Kajita

o

9:50-10:10

Project management and SEO activities

Saito

o

10:10-10:40

KSC report

Shinkai

o

10:40-11:10

Responses to the recommendation by PAB2018

Ohashi

o

20min Break

11:30-12:00

KAGRA Roadmap/Risk Management

Ando

oo

12:00-12:30

KAGRA schedule

Uchiyama

o

12:30-13:00

KAGRA commissioning report

Miyakawa

o

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:30

KAGRA upgrade

Aso

o

15:00-15:30

KAGRA Data Analysis

Tagoshi

o

15:30-16:00

KAGRA Infrastructure

Miyoki

o

16:00-16:30

KAGRA Safety

Ohashi

o

30min Break

17:00-17:40

Report of subgroup

17:00-17:20

CRY

Ushiba

o

17:20-17:40

DET

Yamamoto

o

17:40-18:30

(Closed session by PAB members only)
Question from PAB

18:30-20:30

Banquet
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Time

Subject and Title

Speaker

File

8:15-9:00

Continue closed session by PAB -- to include N. Robertson

9:00-11:00

Response to PAB Questions

11:00-12:00

(Closed session by PAB members only)

12:00-13:00

KAGRA slides - responses to questions from PAB

o

13:30

Adjourn


Q&A from PAB

No.

Question from PAB

Answer

1.

What are KAGRA managements’ thoughts regarding the impending departure of KEK from the MOU regarding KAGRA support in the area of cryogenics? Are there other areas of common areas of synergistic collaboration going forward beyond KAGRA construction and into operations?

o

2.

In KAGRA”s opinion, what constitutes an acceptable “physics result” in O3 that will ensure KAGRA’s continued funding by MEXT?

o

3.

What tasks will be assigned to (246) people spending time the observatory during science operations? How long will individual visitors be at the site? How will they be trained? How many will be contributing to keeping the detector in operation at its optimum operating point? Will they continue to work on their problems once they return to their home institutions?

o

4.

With regard to safety concerns: We would like to know how much time/budget is involved in realizing the various remaining safety measures: specifically:
- laser safety -- there should be a card-access based system to only allow laser-safety qualified staff to enter areas of high power laser hazards. Related: an automatic shutdown remains something that should be required and installed. The current manual safety shutdown is not sufficient in case of a serious accident.
- air supply ducts -- ensuring adequate air supply in the event of a cave-in, especially at the X-end.

o

5.

What does the risk register from 2015 look like? Is it possible for KAGRA to share this with the PAB tomorrow?

o

6.

Can KAGRA show their projections of the transfer function and attenuation of ground motion for Type-A VIS that has 3 stages mechanically shorted? Specifically, is there an h[f] curve that characterizes this configuration?

o

7.

What are KAGRA’s plans for on-line data analysis plans? How many real-time trigger generators will be running? Which ones are they?

o

8.

What is the decision-making process within KAGRA organization? The PAB found it peculiar that a number of presenters showed “personal opinions” as part of their presentations, e.g., modified schedules etc.

o

9.

How does KAGRA approach public outreach, especially to the stakeholders (funding agencies and the general public). The PAB considers this important as KAGRA contemplates seeking additional funding.

o





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