From August 27 to 31, 2023, international collaborator and renowned cosmologist Professor Jean-Paul Kneib from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) visited Tsinghua University for in-depth discussions with the MUST scientific team. They worked together to outline and develop a work plan for the writing of the MUST Astrophysics Science White Paper. They also reported their findings and had exchanges with Vice President Wang Hongwei.
Astrophysics science is an important component of the MUST project. During this visit, Professor Jean-Paul Kneib had in-depth discussions and exchanges with the MUST team on the research direction, key areas, and research plans of astrophysics science in the MUST project. He provided valuable opinions and suggestions for the writing of the MUST Astrophysics Science White Paper.
Professor Jean-Paul Kneib is an outstanding representative in the field of international astrophysics. He has published papers in numerous top international academic journals and served as the chief scientist for several important international astrophysics projects. His visit not only provided valuable support and guidance for the research on astrophysics science in the MUST project but also played a positive role in promoting international cooperation and academic improvement at Tsinghua University.
The writing of the MUST Astrophysics Science White Paper will provide important strategic references for the development of astrophysics science in the MUST project at Tsinghua University. It will also promote the integration and coordinated development of disciplines. In the future, Tsinghua University will continue to advance the research and development of astrophysics science in the MUST project and make positive contributions to the global astrophysics research. Jean-Paul Kneib communicating with the MUST team Group photo with Vice President Wang Hongwei and the MUST team Visiting the mirror processing equipment at Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIAOT)