About Advanced Technology Center

Unique PhD thesis program at ATC

ATC provides an ideal environment for students who desire to acquire the experimental expertise and management skills for state-of-the-art instrumentation. Our approach is physics-based, and our uniqueness includes the synergy of radio vs optical/infrared astronomy and ground-based vs space astronomy. Students are directly involved in the most advanced instrument development for PhD thesis, and are guided by science and technical staffs who have recognized accomplishments in the advanced instrumentation.  In addition to the students registered at ATC, visiting students for specific purpose are also welcome.

Graduate students

We have graduate students from various universities, which include the Department of Astronomical Sciences, Sokendai (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies), Department of Astronomy, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science, Toho University, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, and School of Science, Osaka Prefecture University. Interested students belonging to Japanese and overseas universities are encouraged to contact ATC faculty members.

Recent PhD thesis

  • Millimeter camera development (Univ. of Tokyo, 2012)
  • Millimeter-wave noise source (Univ. of Tokyo, 2012)
  • Balanced SIS mixers (Univ. of Tokyo, 2010)
  • A low noise terahertz SIS mixer (Osaka Pref. Univ. 2010)
  • Tunnel barrier of SIS mixers (Univ. of Tokyo, 2009)
  • Submillimeter-wave Sideband separation mixers (Univ. of Tokyo, 2009)

Young/post-doc researchers

NAOJ has a postdoctoral fellow system, and yearly announcements of opportunities are issued usually in autumn-winter. ATC usually has a few postdoctoral fellows for instrument development.


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