We are holding a joint SAMI and Hector busy week on 5th – 8th Feb, 2024. It will be held in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The main points of focus for the meeting will be:

  • Reports from WG leads.
  • Discussion on the most important papers with early data and who will lead them.
  • Discussion of current and future SAMI science, including links to Hector.
  • Session on the Hector path and timeline for emission and stellar fitting. First fit data will be available for people to play with.
  • Bulge-disk decomposition needs photometry and imaging that is homogenous – there will be a discussion on the plan for homogenising the imaging and photometry.
  • Early analysis of Hector data, including testing and improvements to pipelines and preliminary science analysis.
  • We will be asking for an update from the WAVES team on their detailed timeline, as well as from 4HS who are happy to share the z’s they get.
  • Hector strategic planning – Strategy on the fields and planning going forward for 2dF hector regions.

Registration for attendees

Please add your name to this list below, including the dates you will be attending and talk title if you would like to give a talk. For the location please specify “in person” or “remote + hotspot (UWA, KASI particularly)”. If you attend in person, please add any dietary requirements.

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NameDatesTalkLocationDietary Requirements
Stefania BarsantiAllin person
Julia BryantAllHector overview/updatein personno chilli
Sarah SweetAllin person
Yifan MaiAllin person
Pratyush Kumar DasAllin personno beef
Matthew Colless5-7 Febin person
Madusha GunawardhanaAllin person
Oguzhan Cakir Allin personhalal
Katie GrashaMonday
in person
Joon Hyeop LeeAllremote (KASI)N/A
Henry ZovaroAllin personvegetarian
Susie TuntipongAllin person
Gabriella QuattropaniAll (except Tue arvo)Details on emission line cubesin person
Hyunjin JeongAllremote (KASI)
Peixin ZhuAllTBDremote(Harvard)
Mina PakAllin personLactose intolerance
Jong Chul LeeAllremote (KASI)
Kyuseok OhAllremote (KASI)
Sree OhAllDR overview; early science plan on low-mass galaxy kinematicsin person
Sukyoung YiAllA high-resolution cluster simulation: NewClusterin person
J. K. JangAllFormation and evolution of the thick discs of spiral galaxiesin person
Caroline FosterMo, Tu and Thin personvegetarian, no almonds
Scott CroomAllUnderstanding galaxy spin, age and environment with SAMI and Hectorin person
Sam VaughanAllTBDin person
Tom RutherfordAllTBDin person
Jiwon ChungAllremote (KASI)
Matt OwersAllHector Clusters: Where are we at and where are we going?In person
Jesse van de Sande

Joss Bland-Hawthorn


Galaxy discs: new insights and new developments

In person –
Luca CorteseTBDremote


The meeting will be held in Rm LG17 in the Physics Road Learning Hub. The Learning Hub is located behind the School of Physics access can be gained either via the walkway at the Eastern end of the School of Physics building or through level 3 of the School (1 level up from the entrance level, a walkway towards the eastern end of the building goes through to Sydney Nano Hub, walk through the foyer area and across the courtyard to the Learning Hub).

For directions, please visit campus maps and type in the venue name, this will provide an interactive map for directions and public transport.

For information about getting to USyd Camperdown campus please click here to access information on public transport, cycling and parking including paying via the Cello park app.

Please note that parking spaces on campus are limited so we encourage you to take public transport. To locate parking spaces on the Camperdown/Darlington Campus, go to campus maps  and select the icon for ‘Car Parking’ and the location Camperdown.


There are many accommodation options around the local area.

Airbnb has a wide range of different accommodation which is often cheaper than a hotel room.

If you do prefer a hotel we recommend:

Cheaper on campus options are St Pauls and Sancta Sophia College. Availability is limited and it is recommended to contact them directly.

Remote access

Password: 114453


The program will aim to have most talks and structured discussion from 12pm (Sydney time) onwards to make it easier for others in different time zones. Note Perth is 3 hours behind Sydney and Korea is 2 hours behind Sydney. If you want to add items to the program, please let Julia or Scott know. Nominal busy week hours will be 9am-5pm, but with a late start on the first day to allow from travel. Science talks are scheduled for 30mins (20mins + 10 for questions).

Monday 5th Feb

Time Speaker Topic Slides
10:00   Informal catch-up, collaboration, paper writing etc (allows time for those travelling from other locations).  
12:00 Julia Bryant Welcome and HECTOR busyweek plan  
12:10 Sam Vaughan Target selection update SamTS_Update
12:20 Sree Oh Data reduction overview  
12:40 Sree Oh, Madusha Gunawardhana++ Discussion of data next steps  
13:00   Lunch  
14:00 Gabriella Quattropani Details on emission line cubes EL cubes
14:20 Scott Croom Discussion of analysis pipeline next steps  
14:40 TBD Imaging data status  
15:00 Matt Owers Hector Clusters: Where are we at and where are we going? HectorBW24
15:30   Coffee  
16:00 Julia Bryant/Scott Croom Current early science papers, plans and requirements  
16:30   Task assignment and confirming plans for the week  

Tuesday 6th Feb

12:00Sukyoung YiA high-resolution cluster simulation: NewCluster
12:30J. K. JangFormation and evolution of the thick discs of spiral galaxies
14:00Sree OhEarly science plan on low-mass galaxy kinematics
14:30 Scott CroomUnderstanding galaxy spin, age and environment with SAMI and Hector
15:00AllDiscussion new science paper proposals

Wednesday 7th Feb

09:30Round table update of where everyone is up to with their tasks
10:00Discussion of DPs for the coming round (for subgroup interested in this)
12:00Sam Vaughan/Julia BryantHector input catalogue and strategic observation planning
12:30-12:45Barbara Catinella WALLABY update – overlap with Hector and timelines.slides
15:00Focus session to enter science projects to the wiki:
16:00AllProgress update

Thursday 8th Feb

12:00Ned Taylor4HS Survey and possible use for Hector input catalogue.
12:30JossGalaxy discs: new insights and new developments
15:00Progress update, next steps
15:30coffee break sometime during this progress update session
16:45Julia Wrap up summary

Busyweek Tasks

Please find busyweek DR tasks, test cubes, and error reporting sheet etc from the following document:

Busyweek Summary

Julia’s notes on the discussion sessions are here.

See also the talk slides below and linked in the program above.