People

Masaomi Tanaka
Position
Todai Postdoctoral Research Fellow (from 2009/10/01 to 2010/03/31)
Project Researcher (from 2010/04/01 to 2011/11/30)
Visiting Associate Scientist (from 2015/04/01 )
Other Affiliation
Division of Theoretical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Research Field
Astronomy
E-Mail
<masaomi.tanaka _at_ nao.ac.jp> 
URL
http://member.ipmu.jp/masaomi.tanaka/
PHOTO

Last Update 2017/01/26 18:27:18

It is known that some stars in the sky end their life in the brilliant explosion of a supernova. The mechanism of the supernova explosion, however, has long been a mystery in astronomy. I’ve been working on observations of supernovae using large, modern telescopes. As a result, complex three-dimensional geometry, surely a key to understanding the explosion mechanism, has become apparent. I’m also interested in numerical simulations and observations of supernovae in the distant, early universe.


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