IYE Masanori

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Name
IYE Masanori
E-mail
m.iyenao.ac.jp
URL
http://optik2.mtk.nao.ac.jp/~iye
Affiliation
National Institutes of Natural Sciences
Section
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Job title
Professor
Degree
Dr. Sci.

Profile

Born in 1949. Got PhD from Univ.Tokyo on a theoretical study of the origin of spiral structure of galaxies. Initial member of the 8.2m Subaru Telescope project and the proposer of its active optics concept. Leader of the laser guide star adaptive optics of Subaru Telescope. Found the most distant galaxy IOK-1 at 12.88 billion light years away in 2006. Awards: Nishina prize, Toray Science & Technology prize, Medal with Blue Ribbon, and Japan Academy of Science Prize. Leading the TMT project in Japan to start its construction on Mauna Kea from 2014 as an international project.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2015
 - 
Today
Japan Representative of TMT, Research Corporation University Hawaii
 
1993
 - 
Mar 2015
Professor, National Astronomical Observatory
 
1988
 - 
1993
Associate Professor, National Astron.Obs.
 
1986
 - 
1988
Associate Professor, Univ. Tokyo
 
1983
 - 
1984
Visiting Researcher, European Southern Obs.
 
1982
 - 
1983
Guest Researcher, Cambridge Univ.
 
1982
 - 
1986
Research Associate, Tokyo Astron. Obs.
 
1978
   
 
Research Associate, Univ. of Tokyo,
 
1978
 - 
1982
Tenure Research Associate, Univ.Tokyo
 
 
   
 
Faculty of Science
 
1982
   
 
Research Associate, Univ. of Tokyo,
 
 
   
 
Tokyo Astronomical Observatory
 
1982
 - 
1983
Guest Researcher,
 
 
   
 
Institute of Astronomy Cambridge Univ., UK
 
1983
 - 
1984
Research Associate,
 
 
   
 
European Southern Observatory
 
1986
   
 
Associate Professor, Univ. of Tokyo,
 
 
   
 
Tokyo Astronomical Observatory
 
1988
   
 
Assoc. Professor, Univ. of Tokyo,
 
1993
   
 
Professor, National Astronomical Observatory
 

Education

 
1972
 - 
1977
Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Science, Univ. Tokyo
 
 
 - 
1978
Department of Astronomy, -, The University of Tokyo
 
 
   
 
University of Tokyo
 

Committee Memberships

 
 
   
 
International Astronomical Union  Executive Secretary of National Commitree
 

Awards & Honors

 
Jun 2013
Study of Early History of the Universe, Japan Academy of Science Prize, Japan Academy of Science
 
Nov 2011
Contribution to Astronomy, Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon, Government of Japan
 
Mar 2011
Studeis of the Early Histroy of the Universe and the development of a Laser Guide Adaptive Optics System, Toray Science Prize, Toray Science Foundation
 
Apr 2010
Minister Prize, Ministry of Science, Education, and Culture
 

Misc

 
Differential Dome Seeing Monitor
PASP 104 760(1992)   
Global Gravitational Instability of Disk Galaxies
PASP.30 223(1978)   
Overview of Subaru Instrumentation
SPIE Proc.3355,344(1998)   
Reddening of Globular Clusters in M31
A&AP, 144 471(1985)   
Scientific and Engineering Frontiers for 8-10 Telescopos
Universal Academiy Press 1995   

Research Grants & Projects

 
MEXT: Specially Promoted Research
Project Year: 2002 - 2006    Investigator(s): IYE Masanori
1.Dynamics of Galaxies 2.Astronomical Instrumentation 3.Active and Adaptive Optics 4.Observational Cosmlogy