2023 Collaborative Seminar between Taiwan and UNAM

Strong ties have long existed between the astronomical communities in Mexico and Taiwan. ASIAA has been a regular partner of the radio astronomy and star-formation groups in Mexico. Through the East Asia Observatory and the Large Millimeter Telescope, Taiwan and Mexico belong to the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration. Many members of the Mexican community have spent time as students, post-doctoral researchers, or visitors in Taiwan. Recently, the observatory in San Pedro Martir, Baja California, has become home to the TAOS III telescopes. A new initiative, led by the National Central University of Taiwan, to build and install a 2m telescope in San Pedro Martir (TP2m, the Trans-Pacific 2-m Telescope) in also underway. To cultivate further these fruitful ongoing exchanges, the idea was born to establish a monthly joint colloquium program between the astronomical communities of Taiwan and Mexico.

The colloquia are scheduled for the last Wednesday of each month at 08:30 - 09:30 (GMT+8, Taiwan), 18:30 - 19:30 (GMT-6, Mexico). This somewhat unusual time is dictated by the significant separation between the time zones of the two countries. The inaugural colloquium in this series is scheduled for September 27(Taiwan)| September 26 (Mexico) - see the announcement below.

The seminar will consist of a 45-minute talk followed by a 15-minute discussion. We encourage all interested parties to attend. This seminar is part of our ongoing effort to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange between Taiwan and UNAM.

November 28, Tuesday, 2023 (Taiwan) | November 27, Monday, 2023 (Mexico)
08:30 - 09:30 (GMT+8, Taiwan) | 18:30 - 19:30 (GMT-6, Mexico) Dr. Chian-Chou Chen (ASIAA)
October 25, 2023 (Taiwan) | October 24, 2023 (Mexico)
08:00 - 09:00 (GMT+8, Taiwan) | 18:00 - 19:00 (GMT-6, Mexico) Roberto Galván-Madrid (IRyA-UNAM)
September 27, 2023 (Taiwan) | September 26, 2023 (Mexico)
08:30 - 09:30 (GMT+8, Taiwan) | 18:30 - 19:30 (GMT-6, Mexico) Prof. Yen-Chen Pan (NCUIA)