Professor, Doctor of Science
E-mail: sugitani
TEL: +81-52-872-5846
FAX: +81-52-872-3495
Research Course: Mathematical and Material Science
URL http://www.nsc.nagoya-cu.ac.jp/~sugitani/  
Specialties Astronomy (Optical, Near-Infrared, Radio)
Keywords Star Formation, Cluster Formation, Planet Formation, Molecular Clouds, Observations
Current Research (1) Star Formation:
First research topic is the field of star formation. Especially, I'm interested in induced star formation in molecular cloud around HII regions due to UV from OB stars.

(2) Planet Formation:
Second topic is planet formation. Now our group engaged in development of a grism spectrograph (WFGS2; Wide Field Grism Spectrograph) in order to make surveys for T Tauri stars which are considered to be in the stage of planet formation.
Selected Papers Deep Near Infrared Imaging toward Vela Molecular Ridge C-1: A Remarkable Embedded Clusterin RCW36, Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 614, pp. 818-826 (2004).

Detection of Molecular Hydrogen Emission Associated with LkHα 264, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, Vol.55, pp.L77-L81 (2003).

Interferometric Observations of the T Tauri Stars in the MBM 12 Cloud, Astrophysical Journal, Vol.586, pp.L141-L144 (2003).

Four Probable T Tauri Stars in MBM 12, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, Vol.55, pp.L49-L52 (2003).

Hα Emission Stars and Herbig-Haro Objects in the Vicinity of Bright-rimmed Clouds, Astronomical Journal, Vol.123, pp.2597-2626 (2002).

Near-Infrared Study of M16: Star Formation in the Elephant Trunks, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol.565, pp.L25-L28 (2002).