Lab Life

Everyday life

In this page, we present how our students’ everyday life is in our group. If you are interested in our activities to become a member or set up a collaboration, please feel free to contact us.

Field of Activities

Our field of study covers satellite observations of high energy astrophysical phenomena and developments of satellite onboard detector instruments. In many cases, each student in our group is expected to take part in, and sometimes be responsible for, one aspects of the instrument developments and perform an analysis of observational data of celestial objects at the same time. Joining detector development activities is critically important to foster the basis for celestial data analyses, as well. Usually, students prepare their master thesis on their experiments, and then, by compiling five-year results, finish their Ph.D thesis on a physical aspect of celestial objects. We also encourage a student who are going to write his/her master thesis on a celestial object using recent Suzaku data, for example.

Group Members

Associate Professor Aya Bamba and Lecturer Kazuhiro Nakazawa are organizers of our group. They jointly supervise about 10 students in master and Ph.D course. About a half of students who graduate master courses (2 years in nominal) further go on to Ph.D course (3 years in nominal). After successfully earning Ph.D, they find their jobs and have been actively working in academic institutions (universities, JAXA, NAO, etc.), industrial companies including satellite manufacturing corporations, and business enterprises. The latest member list and alumni list are available at Members page.


Our offices and laboratories are in Building 1 of Faculty of Science in Hongo campus. Associate Professor Bamba in Room 610, Lecturer Nakazawa in Room 510 (or 613). Student members are in Room 611, 613, and 510. Room 608 and 614 are experiment laboratories with various equipments including scintillation crystals, photo multiplier tubes, semiconductor radiation detectors, signal amplifiers, NIM/VME modules, and data acquisition systems.

Relationship with other institutes

We consider that close collaborations with other institute or laboratories in the same and in neighbor  fields are very important. There are many domestic/abroad institutes in relation (see links) with us. Sometimes students visit their collaborators site to discuss a strategy of research and a publication of results, and do experiments along.