The Korean Scientist Group (KSG) comes to a new partner of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) in July of 2004. The KSG is a consortium of academic institutions organized in 2004. Current KSG members are Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), Kyungpook National University, Kyung Hee Univeristy, Pusan National University, Sejong University, Seoul National University, and Yonsei University. The KSG consists of 10 professors, post-docs and graduate students, and hosts KSG meeting twice per year to discuss related issues, to share their common interests and information, and to promote close collaboration of members on SDSS project.
About KSG logo represents the principles of heaven (point), earth (horizontal line), and man (vertical line), originated from the basic design of vowels of Korean native alphabet, "Hangul". Hangul system was completed in 1443 and published in 1446 in a document entitled Hunmin Jeong-eum. A horizontal bar represents the flat Earth, a bulding above the bar is Cheomseongdae which is an astronomical observatory built circa 647 in Sila which stands for human's endeavors seeking to know universe, and a circla represents sky or universe. The pattern of the circle also represents concept of yin and yang.