Thirty Meter Telescope-MICHI and China: A workshop on thermal-IR astronomy

On July 16, 2018, a workshop about TMT-MICHI was held in National Astronomical Observatories, CAS (NAOC), Beijing.  
 
MICHI stands for Mid-IR Camera, High-disperser & IFU spectrograph. This workshop focused on ground-based thermal-IR science that can be done now and the science cases for building a thermal-IR instrument for TMT, harnessing expertise across the TMT partnership.  At this workshop, scientists and engineers discussed the goals and requirements of a thermal-IR instrument from the Chinese TMT community and discuss how our cross-TMT partnership can be leveraged into collaborations to pursue science goals now on existing instruments.  
 
Prof. Chris Packham (UTSA & NAOJ), Mitsuhiko Honda (Kurume University, Japan), Prof. Gregory Herczeg (PKU, China), Prof. Lei Hao (SHAO, China), TMT-China office and about 20 other Chinese Astronomers and engineers attended the meeting.
 
Website for the meeting: http://tmt-michi.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1
 
If you’d like to join TMT-MICHI:
*Website: https://michi.space.swri.edu/science
*Science case template:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/10wu1zdmn38m8e3/Science_case_template.docx?dl=0
*More MICHI information:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7e07paat20du7km/michi_summary_20151009.docx?dl=0