Prof. Hiroshi Shibai
Professor at Osaka Univ
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Profile Summary

My research interest is to investigate extrasolar planets and life on them. We conduct observational research to investigate formation process of extrasolar planets as well as galaxy formation and starburst phenomena. In these astronomical phenomena, small solid particles (interstellar dust grains) play important roles in energy conversion and various chemical reactions in space. As the dust grains reradiate absorbed energy mainly as infrared radiation, precise infrared observations provide us valuable information to elucidate important physical processes in space. The longer wavelength part of infrared (far-infrared) cannot be observed from the ground because the earth's atmosphere is completely opaque. Therefore, we mount the far-infrared telescopes on artificial satellites and scientific balloons, and execute precise observations in space. In particular, we are developing a far-infrared astronomical interferometer for the first time in the world so as to achieve a spatial resolution more than ten times higher than previously obtained. We also perform near-infrared high-contrast observations of protoplanetary disks and young, gaseous giant extrasolar planets using the Subaru telescope in Hawaii.
Publications (44)

Proceedings Article | 15 December 2020 Presentation + Paper
Keisuke Shinozaki, Yoichi Sato, Chihiro Tokoku, Masaru Saijo, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Takao Nakagawa, Kenichiro Sawada, Hiroyuki Sugita, Tadahito Mizutani, Hideo Matsuhara, Shoji Tsunematsu, Seiji Yoshida, Kenichi Kanao, Akinobu Okabayashi, Katsuhiro Narasaki, Hiroshi Shibai
Proceedings Volume 11443, 1144329 (2020)
KEYWORDS: Space operations, Infrared imaging, Infrared radiation, Infrared telescopes, Cryogenics, Telescopes, Space telescopes, Astrophysics, Cooling systems, Failure analysis

Proceedings Article | 13 December 2020 Presentation
Peter Roelfsema, Hiroshi Shibai, Hidehiro Kaneda, Marc Sauvage, Martin Giard, Francisco Najarro, Charles Bradford, Toru Yamada, Jan Tauber, Marc Audard, Pieter Dieleman, Yasuo Doi, David Elbaz, Matt Griffin, Frank Helmich, Astrid Heske, Mitsuhiko Honda, Willem Jellema, Shoko Jin, Mika Juvela, Inga Kamp, Franz Kerschbaum, Csaba Kiss, Kotaro Kohno, Oliver Krause, Gert de Lange, Bengt Larsson, Jesus Martin-Pintado, Hideo Matsuhara, Takao Nakagawa, Tohru Nagao, David Naylor, Hideko Nomura, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Takashi Onaka, Jacques Rouquet, Luigi Spinoglio, Ryszard Szczerba, Floris van der Tak, Bart Vandenbussche, Shiang-Yu Wang, Stafford Withington
Proceedings Volume 11443, 1144325 (2020)
KEYWORDS: Infrared Space Observatory, Sensors, Telescopes, Spectroscopes, Imaging systems, Liquids, Cryogenics, Observatories, Ions, Molecules

Proceedings Article | 13 December 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 11443, 1144328 (2020)
KEYWORDS: Cryogenics, Infrared radiation, Space operations, Infrared imaging, Cryocoolers, Telescopes, Cooling systems, Sensors

Proceedings Article | 13 December 2020 Poster + Paper
Proceedings Volume 11443, 114436G (2020)
KEYWORDS: Spectroscopy, Mid-IR, Cameras, Sensors, Galactic astronomy, James Webb Space Telescope, Spectroscopes, Content addressable memory, Prisms, Imaging systems

Proceedings Article | 13 December 2020 Poster + Paper
T. Matsuo, T. Greene, R. Johnson, R. McMurray, T. Roellig, K. Ennico-Smith, B. Helvensteijn, A. Kashani, H. Shibai, T. Sumi, S. Itoh, I. Sakon, T. Yamamuro, Y. Ikeda, T. Manome, N. Iida, K. Yanagibashi, M. Kamiura
Proceedings Volume 11443, 114436D (2020)
KEYWORDS: Spectrographs, Space telescopes, Prototyping, Cryogenics, Telescopes, Device simulation, Signal detection, Sensors, Optical aberrations, Mid-IR

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Conference Committee Involvement (4)
Optical and Infrared Interferometry IV
23 June 2014 | Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Optical and Infrared Interferometry III
1 July 2012 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
Optical and Infrared Interferometry II
27 June 2010 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical and Infrared Interferometry
23 June 2008 | Marseille, France
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