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Assistant Professor    Shirasaki, Yuji

Research Field

  • High energy astrophysics, cosmic-ray physics, database astronomy

Brief Introduction of Research

  • I am an observational astrophysicist. My current research interest is to understand the evolution of a supermassive black hole. My work uses a lot of data from major archives of the worlds, such as, Subaru, SDSS, UKIDSS, and so on. To utilize such big datasets, I am also interested in the development of a distributed computing system.

Main Research Achievements

  • Early Science Result from the Japanese Virtual Observatory: AGN and Galaxy Clustering at z = 0.3 to 3.0, Y. Shirasaki et al., 2011, PASJ, 63, S469
  • Multiple Component Analysis of Time Resolved Spectra of GRB041006: A Clue to the Nature of Underlying Soft Component of GRBs, Y. Shirasaki et al., 2008, PASJ, Vol.60,No.4, p.919
  • Construction of the Astronomical Data Analysis System federated with astoronomical databases, Y. Shirasaki et al., 2007,DBSJ Letters Vol.6 No.1, 161
  • Design and Performance of the Wide-Field X-Ray Monitor on Board the High-Energy Transient Explorer 2, Y. Shirasaki et al., 2003,PASJ, Vol.55, No.5, pp. 1033-1049
  • Chemical composition of primary cosmic rays with energies from 10^15 to 10^16.5 eV, Y. Shirasaki et al., 2001,Astroparticle Physics, Volume 15, Issue 4, p. 357-381 5

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