Introduction to Gravitational Wave Activities at Hiroshima University

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 Time:  Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 10:30am
 Title:  Introduction to Gravitational Wave Activities at Hiroshima University
 Speaker:  Dr. Helen Poon (Hiroshima University)



Since LIGO detected GW150914, there has been a revolution in the field of astronomy. Japan has been making a lot of contribution to the understanding of gravitational waves. In the end of 2017, a nation-wide project called "Gravitational wave physics and astronomy: Genesis" has been set up which combines the effort of theories, observations and experiments. As an important collaboration institute, Hiroshima University contributes a lot in the field of high energy and optical observations. In this talk, I will introduce the gravitational wave activities in our group, including a CubeSat with good localization under development - CAMELOT, a UV-optical telescope in Tibet - Hinotori and the 1.5m optical-NIR telescope KANATA in East Hiroshima.

POON, Helen was a former member of the H.E.S.S. collaboration(2012-2016) and obtained her PhD at the Max Planck Institute fur Kernphysik. She worked on the gamma-ray modeling of Cygnus X-3 at Rikkyo University (2016-2017) as a postdoc. She is now a postdoc at Hiroshima University, working on clusters of galaxies using XMM-Newton data and gamma-ray bursts using Fermi data.

Host: Prof. Dandan Xu

Slides: 20181226-Poon.pdf