Department office
Kita 10, Nisi 8, Kita-ku,
Sapporo 060-0810,
JAPAN TEL: +81(JPN)-11-706-2692
FAX +81(JPN)-11-706-4926
jimu*phys.sci.hokudai.ac.jp
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Astrophysics

Study of  formation and evolution of stars, galaxies and the universe theoretically and observationally

Research Keywords

  • Formation of galaxies
  • dark matter
  • large scale structure of the universe
  • the first star in the universe
  • origin and evolution of the elements
  • the Galaxy
  • molecular gas
  • star formation
  • active galactic nuclei
  • observational astrophysics

Research Interest

Astrophysics

Research Theme

  • Structure formation of the universe
  • Study of history of the universe by stellar evolution
  • Study of star formation in the Galaxy
  • Study of active nuclei

Research Activities

Theory sub-group: We study the formation and evolution of the universe that began its existence after the Big Bang, a massive 13 Gyrs ago. Our research looks at the formation of galaxies and stars and the properties of dark matter, a mysterious yet dominant component in the universe. For much of our research, we use powerful supercomputers to simulate this, the most amazing of all systems.

Observational sub-group: Observational sub-group: We observe radio waves emitted from low temperature molecular gas and use this to study star formation and the evolution of galaxies. Our laboratory owns the Tomakomai 11m radio telescope and we also use radio and optical telescopes in Japan and across the world. We also build observational instruments and collaborate with our theory sub-group.

We welcome students who want to try the mysteries of the universe and are interested in nderstanding its physics. If you share our interests and have questions about us, please feel free to send us an email.

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Asao HABE Professor

Organization Departments of Physics, Faculty of Science

Division Department of Cosmosciences

Kazuo SORAI Associate Professor

Organization Departments of Physics, Faculty of Science

Division Department of Cosmosciences

Takashi OKAMOTO Assistant Professor

Organization Departments of Physics, Faculty of Science

Division Department of Cosmosciences

Alexander Pettitt  Assistant Professor

Organization Departments of Physics, Faculty of Science

Division Department of Cosmosciences

Contact

habe*phys.sci.hokudai.ac.jp
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Laboratory Website

http://astro3.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/index_e.html

Address

ZIP Code 060-0810

Address Address : Kita 10, Nisi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0810, JAPAN

TEL +81(JPN)-11-706-2693

FAX +81(JPN)-11-706-3498