Activities of the Group

Activities

Name Participants Date and time About
Group lunch meeting Everyone Wednesdays 12:00 ~ 13:30 Various announcements and discussions regarding our group and group activities
Joint lunch meeting Theoretical Astrophysics Group + Observational Astrophysics Group Every second Wednesday of the month 11:30 ~ 13:30 Various announcements and discussions, including reports of conferences and workshops
Colloquium Postgrads, postdocs, and external guest speakers Wednesdays 13:30 ~ 15:30 Presentation on research
Uchu Forum Theoretical Astrophysics Group staff and external guest speakers Every second Wednesday of the month 13:30 ~ 15:30 Presentation on research
Journal Club (detailed report) Presented by M1 and above Wednesdays 12:30 ~ 13:00 A detailed presentation of a journal paper in English.
Journal Club (flash report) Presented by M1 and above + volunteers Wednesdays 13:00 ~ 13:30 A quick overview of a recent journal paper, e.g. from arXiv, in English
Workshop: Formation of Astrophysical Objects (online) Theoretical Astrophysics Group + Observational Astrophysics Group, external participants and invited speakers Around October A workshop organized by M1 students in our group. Talks on a variety of subjects by internal and external undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and invited staff.
Farewell talks (Online) Everyone Around March M2, D3, and anyone leaving our group give talks on anything they like, incuding hobbies.
Crossover seminar (on hiatus) Lectures by staff and post docs Every second Thursday of the month 13:30 ~ 17:00 A review lecture on the history, status, progress, and open problems of major topics in astrophysics
Coffee English (on hiatus) Undergraduate and graduate students + Wagner Weekly Informal conversations over coffee or tea on research, papers, etc. Recommended for rehearsing Journal club presentations.
Welcome barbeque (on hiatus) Everyone Around May An opportunity to get to know each other over a barbeque
Social gatherings (on hiatus, online) Everyone Dinner and drinks after workshops, farewell talks, invited talks, etc

Seminars

Name Advisor(s) Date and time Textbook, notes
1 Physics for astrophysics seminar (Fluid dynamics, radiative transfer) Ohsuga Weekly Radiative Processes in Astrophysics Wiley-VCH, Rybicki and Lightman
「宇宙流体力学の基礎」日本評論社,シリーズ宇宙物理学の基礎1,Fukue, Umemura, and Wada
2 Galaxy seminar Mori Weekly Galactic Dynamics (second edition), James Binney and Scott Tremaine
3 Cosmology seminar Yoshikawa Weekly Modern Cosmology, S. Dodelson
4 Computational Astrobiology seminar Umemura Weekly Research progress report, journal club
5 Light-Bioimaging seminar Umemura Weekly Research progress report, journal club
6 Black hole seminar Ohsuga Weekly Accretion Power in Astrophysics, Cambridge University Press, Frank, King, Raine
Black‐Hole Accretion Disks: Towards a New Paradigm, Kato, Fukue, Mineshige
「一般相対論入門」日本評論社,Suto
7 Interstellar medium seminar Yajima,Wagner Weekly Physics of Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium, Bruce T. Draine
Stellar Structure and Evolution, Rudolf Kippenhahn
8 Intensive lecture External lecturer Once a year