The MUST team wins the group championship at the Tsinghua DoA Fun Sports Meeting
On October 19th, 2023, the Department of Astronomy, Tsinghua University held a unique fun sports meeting. Approximately 90 faculty and students actively participated and were divided into 9 groups to compete in a series of exciting sports events. The atmosphere throughout the sports meeting was enthusiastic, and members of each group participated actively in the competitions. Everyone invested their efforts, demonstrating high-level athletic skills and a spirit of teamwork, which garnered warm applause from the audience. After entertaining and intense competitions, the MUST team ultimately emerged as the first-place winner due to its outstanding performance. Collective strength was fully demonstrated during the games, and the team’s members’ coordinated collaboration earned recognition from other groups. The members of the MUST team feel immensely proud and honored for winning the championship. Team captain Lao Junsen expressed sincere gratitude to all the members for their hard work and selfless dedication, stating that the success of the sports meet was a result of teamwork and cooperation. He hopes that this spirit of unity and cooperation will enhance the team’s cohesion in their work. The fun sports meeting not only improved participants’ physical fitness but also further ignited their enthusiasm for sports and raised their awareness of teamwork. The successful organization of the sports meet provided a platform for faculty and students to showcase their individual skills and teamwork abilities, and also offered an opportunity for mutual exchange and deepening friendships between participants. ![Professor Mao Shude, the head of the Department of Astronomy and the project leader of MUST, giving a speech](https://must.astro.tsinghua.edu.cn/admin(http://localhost:1337/uploads/20231115_143200_2f16deff1b.jpg) ![Warm-up activity](https://must.astro.tsinghua.edu.cn/admin(http://localhost:1337/uploads/2ff82d19_a8b1_48fc_bc88_a6b1533662c0_45aa2cd42d.png) ![Scene of the fun sports meeting](https://must.astro.tsinghua.edu.cn/admin(http://localhost:1337/uploads/20231115_143217_b28e2b09ad.jpg) ![Professor Mao Shude shooting basketball](https://must.astro.tsinghua.edu.cn/admin(http://localhost:1337/uploads/240_A9095_f2bed33605.png) ![Professor Cai Zheng shooting basketball](https://must.astro.tsinghua.edu.cn/admin(http://localhost:1337/uploads/63d54987_d245_4932_bfa8_4d8311ba9ece_c03cde8a67.png) ![MUST team participating in the “peanut-grabbing” relay race](https://must.astro.tsinghua.edu.cn/admin(http://localhost:1337/uploads/dc159779_10c5_4153_86db_c4c4051ea513_2ead34d3bb.png) ![MUST team receiving the championship prize](https://must.astro.tsinghua.edu.cn/admin(http://localhost:1337/uploads/c7dbfc2d_4b5d_4203_a751_8749cbac3dc4_084c5588fe.png)
Professor Stephen Alan Shectman, a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, Visits Tsinghua University to Guide the Work of the MUST Team
From October 7 to November 3, 2023, Professor Stephen Alan Shectman, an outstanding visiting professor at Tsinghua University and a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States , visited Tsinghua. During the nearly one-month period, Steve had in-depth discussions and communications with members of each subsystem of the MUST team, sharing his experience from working on the Magellan Telescope project. He maintained a candid and proactive attitude in technical exchanges. Whether discussing theoretical issues or optimizing technical solutions, Steve always enthusiastically provided assistance and guidance to the team. Despite the differing opinions among team members on technical approaches, Steve always respected others’ opinions and candidly shared his own thoughts. He was willing to listen to different views and showed understanding and support for the team’s decisions, which were made after careful consideration. When interacting with young team members, Steve taught them how to wholeheartedly engage in scientific engineering and encouraged everyone to unite and cooperate with each other. Through the close interaction with Steve, the MUST team further realized that the success of scientific endeavors depends not only on advanced technology and abundant resources but also on sincere and unified collaboration between team members. The MUST team will learn from Steve and take every step thoughtfully, jointly leading the way to new heights in the MUST project. ![Steve guiding the work of the MUST team](https://must.astro.tsinghua.edu.cn/admin(http://localhost:1337/uploads/20231115_143045_e95be30f93.jpg) ![Steve participating in a cycling activity with young members of the MUST team](https://must.astro.tsinghua.edu.cn/admin(http://localhost:1337/uploads/20231115_143110_33231c0066.jpg) ![Steve and the MUST team participating in the Tsinghua DoA Fun Sports Meeting](https://must.astro.tsinghua.edu.cn/admin(http://localhost:1337/uploads/20231115_143114_edbcfafadd.jpg)
The Precision Optoelectronic System R&D Center of MUltiplexed Survey Telescope (MUST), Tsinghua University Signs an Agreement to Settle in Xiake Bay Intelligent Park
On the morning of August 28, 2023, the signing ceremony for the entry projects of Xiake Bay Intelligent Park was held in Jiangyin. This event aims to build Xiake Bay Science City as a highland for technological innovation, promote high-quality development of the science and technology innovation industry, and inject vigorous energy into the modernization construction of “strong, prosperous, beautiful, and high-quality” new Jiangyin. ![Signing ceremony scene](https://must.astro.tsinghua.edu.cn/admin(http://localhost:1337/uploads/1_0c04d4185c.jpg) Xu Feng, member of the Standing Committee of the Wuxi Municipal Party Committee and Secretary of the Jiangyin Municipal Party Committee, announced the opening of Xiake Bay Intelligent Park. Professor Gao Song, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and President of Sun Yat-sen University, sent a video address. Mayor Bao Ming, Wang Qi, and other city leaders attended the event. Associate Professor Cai Zheng, Vice Director of the Department of Astronomy, Tsinghua University and MUST project manager, gave a speech, and Professor Huang Lei, Chief Engineer of MUST and long-term professor of the Department of Precision Instruments, Tsinghua University , was also present. ![Xu Feng, Secretary of the Jiangyin Municipal Party Committee, visiting the exhibition hall of Xiake Bay Intelligent Park](https://must.astro.tsinghua.edu.cn/admin(http://localhost:1337/uploads/3_ca85c8aeec.jpg) The unveiling ceremony of Wuxi Applied Technology Research Institute Precision Optoelectronics R&D Center (MUST) of Tsinghua University will promote resource sharing and complementary advantages between Xiake Bay Science City and the MUST project, creating a new situation of win-win cooperation. ![the Unveiling ceremony](https://must.astro.tsinghua.edu.cn/admin(http://localhost:1337/uploads/2_28cbc8af57.jpg) ![MUST project manager, Associate Professor Cai Zheng from the Department of Astronomy,Tsinghua University giving a speech](https://must.astro.tsinghua.edu.cn/admin(http://localhost:1337/uploads/4_de131e7ae5.jpg) Source：“Jiangyin Release” official WeChat account
MUST(MUltiplexed Survey Telescope)
In the past decade, five Nobel prizes were awarded to the field of astronomy and astrophysics, and the whole field shows rapid development. At present, astronomy has entered a new era of multi-messengers and big data, our observations and understanding of the universe will achieve great leap forward in depth and breadth, and may reveal new laws of the universe. Under the leadership of Tsinghua University, we plan to build a MUltiplexed Survey Telescope (MUST) in mainland China. After its completion in about a decade, its spectroscopic survey capability will be more than 10 times higher than the current level. In combination with the future multi-wavelength imaging surveys, MUST is expected to make breakthroughs in many fields including the nature of dark matter and dark energy, gravitational wave cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, enabling China to be a potential leader in the field of ground-based astronomical observations. In addition, MUST will derive great progress in advanced optics, precision machinery, high-performance detectors and other fields. We look forward to cooperating with you!
Explore the nature of dark matter, probe the origin of dark energy, and depict a dynamic universe.
About the project, about the team, more information.
- Scientific ObjectivesThe main scientific goal of MUST is to create a more precise cosmology model. To achieve this, MUSTT will perform surveys of large-scale structures at high redshifts to better understand the origins and evolution of dark energy, inflation models, and neutrino mass. MUST plans to conduct redshift surveys of galaxies on the non-linear scale to understand the galaxy-halo connection better. MUST will also utilize multiple observational probes, ranging from galaxies to stars, to shed light on the nature of dark matter.➔
- MUST TeamThe MUST team consists of academic and industry experts who are committed to exploring cosmology, galaxy evolution, exoplanets, and other relevant fields in astronomy.➔
- Site InformationThe MUST telescope will be built at Point A (longitude 93°54'00" east, latitude 38°36'50" north) of C Zone, Saishiteng Mountain in Lenghu Town, Mangya City, Haixi Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China, which is the "Lenghu Astronomical Observation Base."➔