From The Brochure, "Admission to the Graduate School of Science"
Field of Study: Observational Astrophysics on Star Forming Regions in
Our Galaxy and Other Galaxies using Infrared Spectrographs.
The emphasis of our research is on the development of new infrared spectrographs.
We seek students who are interested in designing and developing new instruments
(both hardware and software).
Our primary scientific goal is to understand the star formation process
in our Galaxy and other galaxies. We are trying to understand the
physics behind star formation processes, especially those involving massive
stars, by observing spectral lines from atoms, molecules, and ions in star
forming regions. Deep understanding of this process, we hope, will then
enable us to determine a better Initial Mass Function, and will give us
a better picture of the evolution of galaxies.
We are currently constructing a new infrared spectrograph, and once
it is completed, it will be attached to the Infrared telescopes in Japan
(Mitaka) and in Southern Hemisphere for observation. This new instrument
is in the process of being developed, so if you join us now, it will be
a great opportunity to experience all the aspects of astronomical research:
from development of new instruments, observation, and to writing scientific
papers. Please go to our homepage for more information on this new
instrument and scientific targets, as well as the information on the instruments
previously developed by our group. We gratefully accept questions
via e-mail or any other method.
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