Education and On-the-Job Training in 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 physicsbased, 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 theses, and are guided by science and technical staff who have recognized accomplishments in the advanced instrumentation. In addition to the students registered at ATC, students visiting for specific purposes 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.

Engineer and technical staff

One of the key elements in ATC's success is the high quality and strong motivation of the engineering and technical staff including contract-based personnel. ATC provides technical staff with an environment full of stimulation and opportunities for on-the-job-training.

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