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WASEDA Institute for Space Science Observation System

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Concluded Laboratory 2015/03/31

Director : Shoji TORII
Professor,Faculty of Science and Engineering

Research theme

The pursuit of a new picture of the universe through cutting-edge space science observation-the establishment of a world-class space science observation and technology fusion center

Overview of research

The pursuit of a new picture of the universe through cutting-edge space science observation-the establishment of a world-class space science observation and technology fusion center
Overview of research: This research brings together space science researchers with track records in space science research in Waseda University. It aims to pursue a new picture of the universe for the purpose of “Creating Knowledge and Expanding Activity Domains” that may be shared among humankind. This corresponds with the aim of realizing Waseda University’s responsibilities, with the University’s goal of becoming an international research university. Furthermore, in nurturing talent in the field of space science and technology research, it is important not only to educate ambitious researchers with “dreams of space,” but also to ensure the development of a space industry that utilizes monozukuri (manufacturing) technologies.

As space science observation requires significant input with regard to cost and organization, it would not be possible for the University to conduct the research project independently. As such, research has hitherto been carried out through independent administrative institutions and research institutes, centered around the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Waseda University has concluded a cooperative agreement with JAXA and commenced research based on a joint research system whereby responsibilities are shared between the organizations involved. Waseda University is the only private university that has concluded such an agreement, and it is quickly becoming a university-wide effort, spreading to other areas such as space education. The resultant system has seen the production, launch, and operation of observation equipment-which typically incur significant costs-through the utilization of JAXA’s budget and organization on the one hand, and scientific achievements based on analysis of the observation data as well as development of fundamental component technologies under the leadership of this research group on the other hand.

Focusing on projects (CALET, Kaguya, Waseda-Sat2, Fermi/LAT, NEXT) planned and/or implemented jointly with JAXA, we aim to build up a data analysis system necessary for the organic integration of space science information while engaging in personnel exchanges with JAXA. In addition, close linkages will be drawn between this research and theoretical studies, as well as the radio wave observation research (Nasu radio interferometer) carried out independently by Waseda University.

Researchers

Shoji TORII (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Nobuyuki HASEBE (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Masatoshi TAKANO (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Jun KATAOKA (Associate professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Kohei YORITA (Associate professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Keiichi MAEDA (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Shoichi YAMADA (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Hirochika NAKAJIMA (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Hiroshi YAMAKAWA (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Tomoyuki MIYASHITA (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Tsuneaki DAISHIDO (Professor, Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences)
Shigeru SHIMAMOTO (Professor, Graduate School of Global Infomation and Telecommunication Studies)

Visiting Faculty(full-time)

Shunsuke OZAWA (Junior Researcher ,Research Institute for Science and Engineering, Waseda University)

Adjunct Researcher

Masahiro TAKAYANAGI (Director. ISS Science Project Office, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA))

Contact

S.Torii Lab. Nishiwaseda Campus, Waseda University
Okubo 3-4-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo,
169-8555, JAPAN Tel/Fax: +81-3-5286-3090
E-mail:[email protected]

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