Demographic landscape of the KAGRA collaboration

Keiko Kokeyama, Chunglee Kim, Joseph M. Fedrow, Ayaka Shoda

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The KAGRA collaboration is a scientific organization for the gravitational-wave (GW) detections and GW astrophysics. It consists of more than 360 members from 14 different countries as of June 2019. Regardless the host institutions are the university of Tokyo, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and KEK which are all in Japan, and regardless the experimental site is in Japan, there are many international members. However, in the collaboration, women and non-Japanese collaborators are still minorities. To accelerate the scientific efficiency, making a comfortable work environment for any members is a key. As a first step, we conducted an online demographic survey. In this article, the result of the survey and our efforts to make better collaboration will be shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th Asia Pacific Physics Conference
EditorsTeck-Yong Tou, Jun'ichi Yokoyama, Roslan Abdul Shukor, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Hyoung Joon Choi, Ryoji Matsumoto, Oi-Hoong Chin, Jia Hou Chin, Kuru Ratnavelu
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735440630
StatePublished - 5 Feb 2021
Event14th Asia Pacific Physics Conference, APPC 2019 - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 17 Nov 201922 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference14th Asia Pacific Physics Conference, APPC 2019
CityKuching, Sarawak


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