Assistant Professor Tatsumi, Daisuke
- Gravitational-wave astronomy
Precise measurements using laser interferometer
Brief Introduction of Research
- The first detection of gravitational wave signals is one of the most important science topics.
The wave was predicted by Einstein in his theory of general relativity about 100 years ago.
Because the signal is very faint, it is difficult to detect by past or current detectors.
To archive this goal, now we focus on construction of KAGRA detector in Kamioka mine.
It has large scale of 3 km long. Several latest technologies are introduced to the detector.
We are in charge of ultra-high quality mirror developments and of making multi-messenger astronomical observatory network for future gravitational-wave astronomy.