MINEZAKI Takeo


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MINEZAKI Takeo

MINEZAKI Takeo
Title Assistant Professor
Affiliation Institute of Astronomy (IoA), Graduate School of Science
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Room 2012, Institute of Astronomy 2F
TEL +81-422-34-5063


Research Field

Galactic and extra Galactic Astronomy, Infrared Astronomy

Research Subject

Study of the structure and radiation mechanism of Active Galactic Nuclei using flux variations and its application to observational cosmology

Current Research

An Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) hosts a supermassive black hole in the center of a galaxy, and converts its gravitational energy to enormous radiation, which reaches more than that of the galaxy itself. The angular size of AGNs is too small to be resolved by direct imaging technique, however, the structure and radiation mechanism can be studied by using flux variation of AGNs. We built a dedicated telescope for monitoring observation of AGNs, which is a robotic telescope and had been operated for 8 years.

Keywords

galaxy, Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs), dust, cosmology, infrared, instrumentation, robotic telescope

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