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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.

Final circular of SOKENDAI-UST Asia Winter School (SAWS) 2019:
"Star and Planet Formation: Key Questions and Challenges"

Date: February 27 to March 1, 2019
Registration desk opens at 9:00 am on the first day.
Program itself is from 9:50 am on February 27 to 4:30 pm on March 1.

Venue: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo

Official language: English

Scientific Rationale:
  The research on star and planet formation has been growing very rapidly via ground-based and space-based programs in optical/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 optical/IR telescopes such as Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), and space telescopes such as James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
  This SAWS2019 provides opportunities to students from EA countries to stay at NAOJ HQ in Mitaka City and experiences to hear a series of lectures and discuss key questions, which are still unresolved and really essentials to unveil the mystery of star and planet formation.
  NAOJ is the central astronomical observatory in Japan and also a partner of the East Asian 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, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies.

  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, guided by the 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.

  Program is available here. Some of the lectures/discussion sessions are still being finalized.


The lectures and presentation sessions are open for everyone, but the discussion sessions are only for registered students (registration is already closed).

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), and Kohji 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)

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