The department’s scientific research includes two major fields: Galactic Astronomy and Plasma Physics. Our research results have been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as The Astrophysical Journal, Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, MNRAS Letters, Physical Review E…
Research in the galactic astronomy area includes studies in:
- Low-mass star, brown dwarf formation.
- Photometry, astrometry and spectroscopy of low-mass stars and brown dwarfs
- Low-mass, brown dwarf binaries
- Magnetic activity in ultracool dwarfs
- Magnetic field measurement in low-mass stars
- Protoplanetary disks around ultracool dwarfs
Fusion Nuclear Reaction in High Density Stellar Structure
In extremely dense environments such as white dwarfs and neutron stars, the enhancement of the rate of fusion reaction between high nuclei is evaluated by considering the screening effects of all the neighbor particles.
Atomic Physics in Dense Plasma
In high density plasmas, the structure of atoms is perturbed; the formation of quasimolecules can be observed and their spectral line shapes are to be studied.