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Research with ALMA
ALMA accepts observing proposals from researchers around the world with the announcement of Calls for Proposals every year. If a submitted proposal is adopted, ALMA observation will be carried out and its observation data will be sent to a proposer. Also, researchers can conduct their researches with public data registered in the ALMA data archive system. For further information on observing proposals and data analysis, visit the “For Researchers” page.
Studying with ALMA as Graduate Student
To study with ALMA as a graduate student, you need to choose your supervisor from teachers who conduct researches with ALMA at universities. You can choose a researcher who belongs to the NAOJ Chile Observatory as your supervisor.
There are following three ways to do your research as a graduate student at the NAOJ Chile Observatory:
- Major in astronomical science at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI) and have one of the research and academic staff members at the NAOJ Chile Observatory as your supervisor;
- Major in astronomy at the School of Science, the University of Tokyo and have one of the research and academic staff members at the NAOJ Chile Observatory who also has a professor post at the University of Tokyo as your supervisor;
- 3. Enter other graduate schools in Japan, and learn as a special inter-institutional research fellow under a research and academic staff members at the NAOJ Chile Observatory for a certain period of time by consultation and agreement between your graduate school’s supervisor and a professor who accepts you at NAOJ. Duration of research activities at NAOJ depends on the rules and procedures of the dispatching graduate school.
For the list of the research and academic staff members at the NAOJ Chile Observatory and their research themes and keywords, visit the page below.