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Associate Professor    Iono, Daisuke

Research Field

  • Colliding and merging galaxies. U/LIRGs. Submm Galaxies. Radio Astronomy

Brief Introduction of Research

  • I study colliding and merging galaxies all over the universe -- in the nearby quiescent universe to the more rapidly evolving epoch of the early ages of the universe. The distant population is often ~10 times brighter than the local population, forming stars at a much higher rate. While the early universe is extremely interesting, my general idea is that one needs to understand the phenomenon in the local universe first, before trying to understand merging galaxies in the distant universe. The main tool I use is a radio telescope, both single dish and interferometers. I am also the East Asian Project Scientist for the ALMA project.

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