The 8th KAGRA
International Workshop

Hosted by the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
  • July 7 - 9, 2021
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  • Online Workshop

KIW8 in 2021

Toward the Fourth Observing Run of the Detector Network: from Physics to Astronomy

The 8th KAGRA International Workshop (KIW8) will be held during July 7-9, 2021. This workshop is hosted by the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI). KASI is a nationally funded institute for research in astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences. KIW8 is a continuation of the efforts to promote more active international collaboration on KAGRA, and is open to all scientists who are interested in contributing to the KAGRA project. This is the third KIW hosted by Korean gravitational wave community, after KIW1 in 2016 at KISTI, Daejeon, and KIW4 in 2018 at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. Because of the COVID-19, this workshop will be fully held on-line.

The COVID-19 certainly slowed down overall scientific activities, but significant progress has been made even under such a stressful situation. We look forward to the fourth observing run (O4) sometime in 2022, and KAGRA is expected to join these global efforts for hunting more gravitational wave events with better sensitivity and accuracy. Thus the main theme of this workshop will be O4. We encourage researchers of both experiment and theory, especially of young generations, to make contributions and exchange the ideas at this KIW8.

Please register at the meeting homepage by June 30, 2021. There is no registration fee.

Online Workshop

KIW8 is a virtual-only meeting. The plenary and parallel sessions will be hosted at separate Zoom meeting rooms, of which connection information will be sent to all registered participants. In order to promote vibrant discussion during the meeting, Slack discussion channels for individual sessions will be open to all participants. In addition, there will be dedicated Slack channels for all poster presenters during the poster session. Poster presenters can take advantage of the channels to have discussion with other participants. All KIW8 participants are encouraged to join the poster presenters' channels.


Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Hyung Mok Lee (co-chair, SNU, Korea)
  • Hisaaki Shinkai (co-chair, OIT, Japan)
  • Hyung Won Lee (Inje Univ., Korea)
  • Ray-Kuang Lee (National Tsinghua Univ., Taiwan)
  • Tatsuya Narikawa (ICRR, Japan)
  • John Oh (NIMS, Korea)
  • Takahiro Sawada (Osaka City Univ., Japan)
  • Nami Uchikata (ICRR, Japan)
  • Takafumi Ushiba (ICRR, Japan)
  • Helios Vocca (Perugia, Italy)
  • Zong-Hong Zhu (BNU, China)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Sungho Lee (Chair, KASI, Korea)
  • June Gyu Park (KASI, Korea)
  • Soonkyu Je (KASI, Korea)
  • Sang Hoon Oh (NIMS, Korea)
  • Chang-Hee Kim (KAIST, Korea)
  • Kyungmin Kim (Ewha Womans Univ. & KASI, Korea)

KAGRA Code of Conduct

KAGRA collaboration put efforts to make the work environment friendly and professional.
We share the LIGO-Virgo Code of Conduct with workshop attendee here.
This is one of the code of conduct documents that has been proved by the KAGRA Executive Office (EO).

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