Astrophysics and Mathematical Sciences Group

Faculty of Information Science and Technology,
Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan

We started our group April, 2006. Group head: Hisa-aki Shinkai

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  1. Dynamics described using General Relativity
  2. Educational Tools in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  3. Modeling Nature and Society with Mathematics
  4. Formulation Problem in Numerical Relativity
abstract Due to the recent developments of observational technology in astronomy, general relativity, an academic theory so far, is going to the front of the science. Our research target is to reveil non-linear features of gravity; such as dynamical behaviours of black-holes and of the Universe, using computers including its methodologies. We also develop educational softwares on astronomy, physics and mathematics for undergrad students.
education Using topics in astrophysical phenomenon, students will be trained methods for modeling: how to formulate the model, how to calculate the equations, how to analyze the data, and how to interprete the results. Techniques for solving ordinal and/or partial differential equations are required using softwares (such as Mathematica, Maple or else) together with programming (FORTRAN, C, Java, or else). We hope students will graduate acquiring with appropriate information technology and physical sense.
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Professor Hisa-aki Shinkai(Director of International Center, OIT, 2013-2017)
Spires (SLAC), Google Scholar, gr-qc (LANL) ,
Master 1st year: Shun Yamamoto
B. Thesis Candidates: Nobuyuki Hanaoka
Takayuki Katsuragi
Daiki Nishida
Masaya Sakata
Kohei Utsumi
Address Osaka Institute of Technology
Faculty of Information Science and Technology
Department of Information Systems
Kitayama 1-79-1, Hirakata, Osaka 573-0196, Japan
Phone:+81-72-866-5393(dial in), -5466 (students)
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Post-doc opportunity in Japan (This is a general announcement.)

I would like to introduce JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers which is the standard PD program in Japan. JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) provides PD programs both for Japanese and foreign young researchers, at anywhere in Japan (if the host professor permits) with free his/her research topics, without any duties. (sounds perfect, isn't it?)

In recent years, several Japanese universities have obtained their special funds (such as COE (center of excellence) national fund), and announce their temporal positions available. However, JSPS system is still the standard opportunity for post-doc seekers.

JSPS PD's terms are: Awards are:

Please refer more details at

The application is supposed to be submitted by a host researcher. This system rounds twice a year.
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