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MIZUNO TSUNEFUMI
Associate Professor
Affiliation Hiroshima Astrophysical Science Center
Discipline Astrophysics
Academic Degrees The University of Tokyo Doctor of Science
The University of Tokyo Master of Science
The University of Tokyo Bachelor of Science
Research Fields Mathematical and physical sciences; Astronomy; Astronomy
Research Keywords Fermi Satellite
Comments I have been studying cosmic rays, relativistic charged particles originating outside of the solar system.
Instead of measuring cosmic rays directly, I use X-rays and gamma-rays and "observe" cosmic rays at the accelerators (such as black-holes) or in the interstellar space, in order to understand where they are produced and how they propagate through the interstellar space. For this purpose, I have been using Japanese X-ray satellite "Suzaku" and other X-ray satellite data, and all-sky gamma-ray data of international gamma-ray satellite "Fermi". I also aim to measure polarization of X-rays and gamma-rays from black-hole binaries and pulsars in order to obtain information on the structure of accretion disk and magnatic field which is difficult (or impossible) to obtain from the imaging. For this purpose I participated in the international baloon mission "PoGO+", and participate in the X-ray polarimetry mission "IXPE".
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Topic Astronomy/Universe
Physics/Physical Property
SDGs 4 Quality education
Educational Programs [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Science : Physics : Physics
[Master's Program] Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering : Division of Advanced Science and Engineering : Physics Program
[Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering : Division of Advanced Science and Engineering : Physics Program
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