Letters of Intent received in 2019

LoI 2021-2059
International Cooperation in Astrophysics and Heliophysics

Date: 16 November 2021 to 18 November 2021
Category: Focus meetings (GA)
Location: Busan, Korea, Rep of
Contact: David Spergel (dspergel@flatironinstitute.org)
Coordinating division: Division B Facilities, Technologies and Data Science
Other divisions: Division B Facilities, Technologies and Data Science
Co-Chairs of SOC: David Spergel (Flatiron Institute)
Roger Davies (Oxford)
Chair of LOC: None (None)



Global engagement on Next Generation Large Optical-UV Space Telescopes
International efforts on far-IR and sub-millimeter astronomy
-International efforts on heliophysics
-Global collaboration on new astronomies: gravitational waves, neutrino astrophysics, and high energy astrophysics
-International efforts on ground/space synergies
-Global coordination of instrumentation on large ground-based telescopes
-Cooperation and collaboration in the ELT era
-Engagement of small countries in international efforts



All IAU members have a stake in the strategic decisions made by nations and various scientific consortiums concerning technology development and international collaborations. This focus meeting will provide a forum to discuss how to improve coordination of global planning in astronomy, astrophysics, and heliophysics and build towards future projects in order to maximize the scientific return.

This meeting should enable follow-up discussions to several important milestones including the US decadal survey, the start of LSST's observations, and the quickening pace of LIGO/VIRGO discoveries.

The planned format will be similar to the Vienna meeting