Prof. Hiroshi Shibai
Professor at Osaka Univ
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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 (39)

Proceedings Article | 1 August 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Mid-IR, Telescopes, Mirrors, Spectrographs, Stars, Imaging systems, Sensors, Spectroscopy, Space telescopes, Planets

Proceedings Article | 24 July 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Cooling systems, Telescopes, Curium, Sensors, Space telescopes, Space operations, Mechanical engineering, Optical instrument design, Assembly equipment, Cryogenics

Proceedings Article | 12 July 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Mid-IR, Telescopes, Mirrors, Sensors, Spectroscopy, Annealing, Space telescopes, Infrared telescopes, Galactic astronomy, Spectroscopes

Proceedings Article | 10 July 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Sensors, Space telescopes, Infrared radiation, Infrared telescopes, Spectroscopes, Cryogenics, Planetary systems, Infrared Space Observatory, Galaxy evolution

Proceedings Article | 29 July 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Cooling systems, Telescopes, Space telescopes, Space telescopes, Infrared radiation, Space operations, Infrared telescopes, Optical instrument design, James Webb Space Telescope, Cryogenics, Cryogenics, Electrical breakdown

Showing 5 of 39 publications
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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