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SOKENDAI Asian Winter School 2022


 The Department of Astronomical Science, SOKENDAI, invites young researchers from Asia to join the SOKENDAI Asian Winter School. The aim of the school is to offer high-level educational experience to both undergraduate and graduate students as well as to demonstrate the department’s cutting-edge research activities. The school consists of intensive lecture series, admission guidance of SOKENDAI, and breakout session. The lectures cover a wide area of astronomy and are given by world-leading researchers. This year’s school is a fully online school. No registration fee is needed. Interested students are encouraged to register at the website.

We have sent an email to those who registered for the winter school on Janary 31. If you registered but did not receive the email, please contact us at

Date: February 2 to 4, 2022

Official language: English

List of Lecturers:
Hideko Nomura (Professor, SOKENDAI/NAOJ)
Seiji Kameno (Professor, SOKENDAI/NAOJ)
Yoichi Aso (Associate Professor, SOKENDAI/NAOJ)
SHAN Wenlei(Associate Professor, SOKENDAI/NAOJ)
Sakurako Okamoto(Assistant Professor, SOKENDAI/NAOJ)
Joten Okamoto(Assistant Professor, NAOJ)
Akimasa Kataoka(Assistant Professor, SOKENDAI/NAOJ)
Yusei Koyama(Assistant Professor, SOKENDAI/NAOJ)

Time(JST)  Wednesday, February 2 Thursday, February 3 Friday, February 4

10:30-12:00 Galaxy Evolution and Galaxy Clusters
Yusei Koyama
Galactic Archaeology
Sakurako Okamoto
Black Holes and Active Galactic Nuclei
Seiji Kameno
13:00-14:30 Planet Formation
Akimasa Kataoka
Hideko Nomura
Shan Wenlei
15:00-16:30 The Sun
Joten Okamoto
Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Yoichi Aso
Admission guidance Department of Astronomical Science, and Breakout session

Application Period: December 20, 2021 – January 20, 2022 (JST)

Registration Form: HERE

Contact: Graduate Student Affairs Unit,
National Astronomical Observatory Japan