Junko Ueda

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Junko Ueda
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
NAOJ Chile Observatory
Job title
Project Assistant Professor

Research Areas


Published Papers

ALMA observations of HCN and HCO+ outflows in the merging galaxy NGC 3256
Michiyama, Tomonari; Iono, Daisuke; Sliwa, Kazimierz; Bolatto, Alberto; Nakanishi, Kouichiro; Ueda, Junko; Saito, Toshiki; Ando, Misaki; Yamashita, Takuji; Yun, Min
The Astrophysical Journal   868 95   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Discovery of Dying Active Galactic Nucleus in Arp 187: Experience of Drastic Luminosity Decline within 10^4 years
Ichikawa, Kohei; Ueda, Junko; Bae, Hyun-Jin; Kawamuro, Taiki; Matsuoka, Kenta; Toba, Yoshiki; Shidatsu, Megumi
The Astrophysical Journal   accepted    Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Submillimeter Array Observations of Extended CO (J = 2-1) Emission in the Interacting Galaxy NGC 3627
Law, Charles J.; Zhang, Qizhou; Ricci, Luca; Petitpas, Glen; Jiménez-Donaire, Maria J.; Ueda, Junko; Lu, Xing; Dunham, Michael M.
The Astrophysical Journal   865 17   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
The gravitationally unstable gas disk of a starburst galaxy 12 billion years ago
Tadaki, K.; Iono, D.; Yun, M. S.; Aretxaga, I.; Hatsukade, B.; Hughes, D. H.; Ikarashi, S.; Izumi, T.; Kawabe, R.; Kohno, K.; Lee, M.; Matsuda, Y.; Nakanishi, K.; Saito, T.; Tamura, Y.; Ueda, J.; Umehata, H.; Wilson, G. W.; Michiyama, T.; Ando, M.; Kamieneski, P.
Nature   560 613-616   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Spatially Resolved Dense Molecular Gas Excitation in the Nearby LIRG VV 114
Saito, Toshiki; Iono, Daisuke; Espada, Daniel; Nakanishi, Kouichiro; Ueda, Junko; Sugai, Hajime; Yun, Min S.; Takano, Shuro; Imanishi, Masatoshi; Michiyama, Tomonari; Ohashi, Satoshi; Lee, Minju; Hagiwara, Yoshiaki; Motohara, Kentaro; Yamashita, Takuji; Ando, Misaki; Kawabe, Ryohei
The Astrophysical Journal   863 129   Aug 2018   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

Molecular shocks in the nuclear region of NGC 4038
Junko Ueda
East Asian ALMA Science Workshop 2018   Dec 2018   
Molecular gas in merigng galaxies [Invited]
Junko Ueda
Seminar (A-labo, Nagoya University)   Nov 2018   
Galaxy interactions as triggers of star formation and nuclear activity [Invited]
Junko Ueda
ASJ annual meeting (Fall 2018)   Sep 2018   
Investigating merger-driven starbursts in early-stage mergers
Junko Ueda
The origin of galaxies, stars, and planets in the era of ALMA   Nov 2017   
Distributions of the dense and shocked gas in the nuclear region of the mid-stage merger, Antennae galaxies [Invited]
Junko Ueda
Galaxies & Cosmology Seminar   May 2017   

Academic & Professional Experience

Feb 2018
Project Assistant Professor, Chile Observatory (East Asian ALMA Regional Center), National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Oct 2015
Jan 2018
SMA Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Nov 2014
Sep 2015
NAOJ Project Research Fellow, Chile Observatory (East Asian ALMA Regional Center), National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Apr 2014
Oct 2014
Research Fellow (Postdoctoral), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Apr 2013
Mar 2014
Research Fellow (Doctoral Course), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Sep 2011
Mar 2013
SAO Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Apr 2011
Mar 2013
Global COE Research Assistant, University of Tokyo


Apr 2011
Mar 2014
Department of Astronomy (Ph.D.), School of Science, University of Tokyo
Apr 2009
Mar 2011
Department of Astronomy (M.S.), School of Science, University of Tokyo
Apr 2005
Mar 2009
Astronomical Institute, Faculty of Science, Tohoku University

Awards & Honors

SMA Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution
Research Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Global COE Research Assistantship, University of Tokyo

Research Grants & Projects

Mapping the Dense and Shocked Gas at 100 pc Scales in the Nuclear Regions of the Antennae galaxies
NAOJ Chile Observatory: ALMA Japan Research Grant
Project Year: 2014 - 2014    Investigator(s): Junko Ueda
The phsyical properties and kinematics of molecular gas in merged galaxies
Japan Science Society: Sasakawa Science Research Grant
Project Year: 2012 - 2012    Investigator(s): Junko Ueda
Cold molecular gas study in merged galaxies
University of Tokyo: Financial assistance for graduate students working on scholarly activities outside Japan
Project Year: 2011 - 2012    Investigator(s): Junko Ueda


Sep 2015   Press release
News release in the official website of NAOJ, JAO, ESO, and NRAO.
"Web release: Creating Pancakes using Galaxy Collisions–Violent Origins of Disk Galaxies Probed by Radio Telescopes"
Nov 2011   Press release
News release in the official website of Nobeyama Radio Observatory.
"Galaxy Collisions –Star Cluster Formation and Black Hole Growth–"

Committee Memberships

ALMA-J workshop  LOC, chair

Social Contribution

Public Talk
[Lecturer]  National Astronomical Observatory of Japan  Open campus  27 Oct 2018
Public Talk
[Lecturer]  Boston Japanese Researchers Forum  11 Nov 2017
Media (TV)
[Interviewee]  Japan Broadcasting Corporation  コズミックフロント☆NEXT  30 Jul 2015 - 30 Jul 2015
Public Talk
[Lecturer]  Minamimaki Tourist Association  Lecture and telescopic observing  22 Nov 2014
Public Outreach
[Lecturer, Organizing Member]  National Astronomical Observatory of Japan  Lecture and telescopic observing  Apr 2010 - Aug 2011

Association Memberships