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Dr Mikako Matsuura

Dr Mikako Matsuura

STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow

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January 2015 – January 2020 Cardiff University, STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow
July 2012 – January 2015, UCL, Senior research fellow
April 2011 – June 2012, UCL, Research fellow
April 2009 – March 2011 UCL, Origins Research Fellow
April 2006 – March 2009 National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), JSPS fellow
October 2005 – March 2006 Queen’s University of Belfast, Research fellow
April 2001 – September 2005 University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) & University of Manchester, Research associate
April 1998 – March 2001 University of Tokyo & ISAS/JAXA, JSPS fellow
March 2001 PhD in Astronomy, University of Tokyo
March 1998 MSc in Astronomy, University of Tokyo
March 1996 BSc in Physics, Nagoya University
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Research interests

My research interest is observational astronomy at infrared, submillimetre and millimetre wavelength. Particularly, the main targets are dust and molecules in evolved stars and supernovae, with an interest of how and how much dust and molecules are formed in these stars, and what is their contribution to the global dust budgets of the interstellar medium of galaxies. Recently, our observing with the Herschel Space Observatory found a significant mass (~half a solar mass) of dust in supernova 1987A. Further, we also found cold (<120K) molecules from this supernova. Now, I am investigating how the dust and molecules have been formed in supernovae.Traditionally, stars in their late evolutionary stage are considered to be one of the important dust sources in the interstellar medium. Now, we are exploiting dust formation in extra-galactic evolved stars, to investigate how the metallicity impacts on dust formation in these stars.

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