- Sokendai Asia Winter School
SOKENDAI Asia Winter School
The School of Physical Sciences and the School of High Energy Accelerator Science host the Asia Winter School so that young researchers from across Asia can broaden their international horizons. Intended to provide the School of Physical Sciences and the School of High Energy Accelerator Sciences’outstanding research and educational experience to those not attending the graduate university, the session invites interested international undergraduate and graduate students as well as young researchers from Japan and across Asia to take part in the intensive seminars and training courses.
Second circular of SOKENDAI-UST Asia Winter School (SAWS) 2019:
"Star and Planet Formation: Key Questions and Challenges"
Date: February 27 to March 1, 2019
- Lecture; 1.5 days
- Group discussion; 0.5 days in daytime (+extra nighttime)
- Presentation; 0.5 days
Venue: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo
The research on star and planet formation has been growing very rapidly via ground-based and space-based programs in opt/IR and millimeter/submillimeter wavelengths and also via theoretical works. Furthermore, the research will be moving to a new era in the next decade with new telescopes, larger opt/IR telescopes such as TMT, and space telescopes such as JWST.
This SAWS2019 provides opportunities to students from EA countries to stay at Mitaka in NAOJ and experiences to hear a series of lectures and discuss on key questions, which are still unresolved and really essentials to unveil the mystery of star and planet formation.
NAOJ is a central astronomical observatory in Japan and also a partner East Asia Core Observatory (EAO). NAOJ is operating the SUBARU telescope in Hawaii, joining international projects such as ALMA and East-Asian VLBI Network operation, and TMT construction. NAOJ is also engaged in fostering doctoral researchers in astronomy and planetary science as a part of SOKENDAI.
Official language: English
Proposed title of lecturers and topics:
- Observations of forming planets; Jun Hashimoto (ABC/NAOJ)
- Theory of planet formation: Eiichiro Kokubo (NAOJ/SOKENDAI), Yasunori Hori (ABC/NAOJ)
- Brown dwarf, IMF/CMF: Motohide Tamura (Univ. Tokyo/ABC/NAOJ)
- First core: Kengo Tomida (Osaka Univ.)
- Low-mass star-formation, outflow/jet: Naomi Hirano (ASIAA)
- Dust and polarization: Akimasa Kataoka (NAOJ/SOKENDAI)
- High-mass star-formation: Kee-Tae Kim (KASI/UST)
- First stars and metal/dust production in the Era of Reionization: Akio Inoue (Osaka Sangyo Univ.)
- Astrochemistry and astrobiology: Hideko Nomura (Tokyo Inst. Tech.)
- Future projects: Masao Saito (NAOJ/SOKENDAI), Paul T. P. Ho (EAO)
- Lecturers will review each topic and give key questions. Key scientific papers will be provided to students.
- Students will be divided into small groups to discuss each key question based on the papers, under supervision by lecturers and additional tutors.
- We would like to ask lecturers to help discussion if they are available. We will also ask local staff to help as tutors.
- The results of discussion will be presented in the last session.
Call for applicants: About 40-50 will be accepted mainly from the MS/PhD students studying in mainly East Asian region, and travel and hotel expenses are supported (or offered) for students selected by SOC from SOKENDAI or UST. If you wish to attend SAWS2019, please download and complete the registration form and send it to saws2019-loc_at_nao.ac.jp.
The submission deadline is *** November 19 (Monday) JST17:00 (UT08:00) ***. Please don't forget to ask your supervisor for recommendation letter on your attendance to the winter school. This is mandatory and the deadline is the same as the student's application.
Financial support: SOKENDAI or UST will partially support travel cost for attendees if they request. The support will be fixed amount of up to JPY40,000 (for those from Japan) and JPY60,000 (for those from foreign countries) for each. Please note that the financial support is subject to change.
Further details will be announced to the successful applicants.
Accommodation: We will reserve some rooms in Cosmos Kaikan (NAOJ guest house) and Hotel Mets Musashi-sakai (near Musashi-sakai train station). Please be aware that the end of February is the busy season because of the entrance examination of nearby universities.
- 2018 Oct. 1: 1st circular
- 2018 Oct. middle: 2nd circular, start of registration
- 2018 Nov. early: deadline of registration
- 2018 Nov. late: announcements to successful applicants
- 2018 Dec. early: booking of accommodation
- 2018 Dec. late: 3rd circular
- 2019 Feb. early: final circular
- 2019 Feb. 27: start of SAWS2019
Sponsor: SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies) and UST (University of Science & Technology, Korea)
Partial financial supports to students will be available.
SOC: Ryohei Kawabe (Chair, NAOJ/SOKENDAI), Masahiko Hayashi (NAOJ/SOKEDAI), Jongsoo Kim (KASI/UST), Eiichiro Kokubo (NAOJ/SOKENDAI), Nagayoshi Ohashi (NAOJ/SOKENDAI), Motohide Tamura(Univ. Tokyo/ABC/NAOJ), Koji Tomisaka (NAOJ/SOKENDAI)
LOC: Tomoya Hirota (Chair, NAOJ/SOKENDAI), Yutaka Hayano (NAOJ/SOKENDAI), Saeko Hayashi (NAOJ/SOKENDAI), Fumitaka Nakamura (NAOJ/SOKENDAI), Takashi Tsukagoshi (NAOJ/SOKENDAI)
Contact: saws2019-loc_at_nao.ac.jp [Replace _at_ with @]