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ASIAA radiometer in Eureka, Canada
Retrofitting one of the ALMA prototype antennas for the use of VLBI in submillimeter wavelength
Inoue, Makoto
Distinguished Visiting Scholar
photo of Inoue, Makoto
Office: ASMAB 1303
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FAX: +886-2-2367-7849
Email: inoue_replace2@_asiaa.sinica.edu.tw

Education and Positions

  • EHT Interim Board member (2015~present)
  • ALMA Operations Review Committee member (2015~present)
  • Distinguished Research Fellow, ASIAA (2009~present)
  • Professor Emeritus, NAOJ (2009~present)
  • ALMA Annual External Review Committee member (2009~2012)
  • Director, Space VLBI Project, NAOJ (2004~2008)
  • Chair, Radio Astronomy Division, NAOJ (2004~2006)
  • Director of Engineering, NAOJ (2002~2004)
  • Director of Nobeyama Radio Observatory, NAOJ (1998~2002)
  • Professor, NAOJ and Univ. of Tokyo (1994~2009)
  • Associate Professor, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) (1988~1994)
  • Research Associate, Tokyo Astronomical Observatory (1981~1988)
  • Postdoc Fellow, Tokyo Astronomical Observatory (1978~1981)
  • Research Fellow, JSPS (1977~1978)
  • Ph. D. Physics, Nagoya University (1977)
  • MSc, Physics, Nagoya University (1973)
  • BSc, Physics, Nagoya University (1971)

Honors & Awards

  • Laurels for Team Achievement Award, International Academy of Astronautics (2005)
  • PASJ Excellent Paper Award, ASJ (2005)
  • Nishina Memorial Prize (1996)
  • Rubin Prize (1995)
  • Group Achievement Awards, NASA (1988)

Research Interests

Physics and evolution of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), super massive black hole (SMBH) and relativistic jet, from observational point of view. Challenge to image the Event Horizon of SMBH using Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) technique. Life and civilization in the Universe.

Recent Journal PapersFor complete list of publications

  1. Matsushita S; Asada K; Martin-Cocher PL; Chen M-T; Ho PTP; Inoue M; Koch PM; Paine SN; Turner DD, "3.5-Year Monitoring of 225 GHz Opacity at the Summit of Greenland " , PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC: 129(972), 025001, 2017-02 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  2. Hirotani K; Pu H-Y; Lin LC-C; Chang H-K;Inoue M; Kong AKH; Matsushita S; Tam P-HT, "Lepton acceleration in the vicinity of the event horizon: High-energy and Very-high-energy emissions from rotating black holes with various masses" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 833(2), 142, 2016-12 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  3. Fish VL; Johnson MD; Doeleman SS; ...; Algaba JC; Asada K; ...; Bower GC; ...; Ho PTP; ...; Inoue M; et al., "Persistent Asymmetric Structure of Sagittarius A* on Event Horizon Scales" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 820(2), 90, 2016-04 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  4. Hirashita H; Koch PM; Matsushita S; Takakuwa S; Nakamura M; Asada K; Liu HB; Urata U; Wang M-J; Wang W-H; Takahashi S; Tang Y-W; Chang H-H; Huang K; Morata O; Otsuka M; Lin K-Y; Tsai A-L; Lin Y-T; Srinivasan S; Martin-Cocher P; Pu J-Y; Kemper F; Patel N; Grimes P; Huang Y-D; Han C-C; Huang Y-R; Nishioka H; Lin C-CL; Zhang Q; Keto E; Burgos R; Chen M-T; Inoue M; Ho PTP, "First-generation Science Cases for Ground-based Terahertz Telescopes" , PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN: 68(1), R1, 2016-02 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  5. Johnson MD; Fish VL; Doeleman SS; …; Asada K; …; Bower GC; …; Ho PTP; …; Inoue M; et al., "Resolved Magnetic-Field Structure and Variability Near the Event Horizon of Sagittarius" , SCIENCE: 350(6265), 1242-1245, 2015-12 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  6. Wagner J; Roy AL; Krichbaum TP; ... ; Asada K; Inoue M, " First 230 GHz VLBI fringes on 3C 279 using the APEX Telescope" , ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS: 581, A32., 2015-09 [SCI]
  7. Doi A; Wajima K; Hagiwara Y; Inoue M , "A Fanaroff-Riley Type I Candidate in Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxy Mrk 1239" , Astrophysical Journal Letters: 798(2). L30, 2015-01 [SCI]
  8. Urata Y; Huang K; Asada K; Hirashita H; Inoue M; Ho PTP, "A New Era of Submillimeter GRB Afterglow Follow-Ups with the Greenland Telescope" , ADVANCES IN ASTRONOMY: 2015, id. 165030, 2015-01 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  9. Inoue M; Algaba-Marcos JC; Asada K; Chang C-C; Chen M-T; Han J; Hirashita H; Ho PTP; Hsieh S-N; Huang T; Jiang H; Koch PM; Kubo DY; Kuo C-Y; Liu B; Martin-Cocher P; Matsushita S; Meyer-Zhao Z; Nakamura M; Nishioka H; Nystrom G; Pradel N; Pu H-Y; Raffin PA; Shen H-Y; Snow W; Srinivasan R; Wei T-S; Blundell R; Burgos R; Grimes P; Keto E; Paine S; Patel N; Sridharan TK; Doeleman SS; Fish V; Brisken W; Napier P, "Greenland Telescope Project: Direct Confirmation of Black Hole with Sub-millimeter VLBI" , RADIO SCIENCE: 49(7), 564-571, 2014-07 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  10. Grimes, Paul K.; Asada, K.; Blundell, R.; Burgos, R.; Chang, H.-H.; Chen, M. T.; Goldie, D.; Groppi, C.; Han, C. C.; Ho, P. T. P.; Huang, Y. D.; Inoue, M.; Kubo, D.; Koch, P.; Leech, J.; de Lera Acedo, E.; Martin-Cocher, P.; Nishioka, H.; Nakamura, M.; Matsushita, S.; Paine, S. N.; Patel, N.; Raffin, P.; Snow, W.; Sridharan, T. K.; Srinivasan, R.; Thomas, C. N.; Tong, E.; Wang, M.-J.; Wheeler, C.; Withington, S.; Yassin, G.; Zeng, L.-Z., "Instrumentation for single-dish observations with The Greenland Telescope" , Proc. SPIE 9153: 9153, 11, 2014-07
  11. Kuo C-Y; Asada K; Rao R; Nakamura M; Algaba JC; Liu HB; Inoue M; Koch PM; Ho PTP; Matsushita S; Pu H-Y; Akiyama K; Nishioka H; Pradel N, "Measuring Mass Accretion Rate onto the Supermassive Black Hole in M87 Using Faraday Rotation Measure with the Submillimeter Array" , Astrophysical Journal Letters: 783(2), L33, 2014-03 [SCI]
  12. Asada K; Nakamura M; Doi A; Nagai H; Inoue M, "Discovery of Sub- to Superluminal Motions in the M87 Jet: An Implication of the Acceleration from Sub-relativistic to Relativistic Speeds" , Astrophysical Journal Letters: 781(1), L2, 2014-01 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  13. Philippe Raffin, Juan Carlos Algaba-Marcos, Keichi Asada, Raymond Blundell, Roberto Burgos, Chih-Cheng Chang, Ming-Tang Chen, Robert Christensen, Paul K. Grimes, C.C. Han, Paul T.P. Ho, Yau-De Huang , Makoto Inoue, Patrick M. Koch, Derek Kubo, Steve Leiker, Ching-Tang Liu, Pierre Martin-Cocher, Satoki Matsushita, Masanori Nakamura, Hiroaki Nishioka, George Nystrom , Scott N. Paine , Nimesh A. Patel, Nicolas Pradel, Hung-Yi Pu, H.- Y. Shen, William Snowc , T.K. Sridharan, Ranjani Srinivasan, Edward Tong, and Jackie Wang, "The Greenland Telescope (GLT): Antenna status and future plan" , Proc. SPIE 9145: 9145-15, 2014
  14. Lu R-S; Fish VL; Akiyama K; ...; Algaba JC;...; Ho PTP; ...; Inoue M;...; Pradel N; et al., "Fine-Scale Structure of the Quasar 3C 279 Measured with 1.3 mm Very Long Baseline Interferometry" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 772(1), 13, 2013-07 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  15. Doi A; Kohno K; Nakanishi K; Kameno S; Inoue M; et al., "Nuclear Radio Jet from a Low-luminosity Active Galactic Nucleus in NGC 4258" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 765(1), 63, 2013-03 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  16. Doi A; Asada K; Fujisawa K; ...; Inoue M, "Very Long Baseline Array Imaging of Parsec-scale Radio Emissions in Nearby Radio-quiet Narrow-line Seyfert 1 Galaxies" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 765(1), 69, 2013-03 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  17. Doeleman SS; ...; Ho PTP; ...; Inoue M; et al., "Jet-Launching Structure Resolved Near the Supermassive Black Hole in M87" , SCIENCE: 338(6105), 355-358, 2012-10 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  18. Lu R-S; Fish VL; ...; Ho PTP; ...; Inoue M; et al., "Resolving the Inner Jet Structure of 1924-292 with the Event Horizon Telescope" , Astrophysical Journal Letters: 757(1), L14, 2012-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  19. Nagai H; ...; Asada K; ...; Inoue M; et al., "VLBI and single-dish monitoring of 3C 84 for the period 2009-2011" , MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 243, 122-126, 2012-06 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  20. Suzuki K; Nagai H; Kino M; Asada K; Kameno S; Doi A; Inoue M; et al., "Exploring the Central Sub-parsec Region of the γ-Ray Bright Radio Galaxy 3C 84 with VLBA at 43 GHz in the Period of 2002-2008" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 746(2), 140, 2012-02 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  21. Inoue M; Yokoo H, "Type III Dyson Sphere of Highly Advanced Civilizations around a Super Massive Black Hole" , Journal of British Interplanetary Sciety: 64, 58-61, 2011-11 (Fulltext)
  22. Fish VL; Doeleman SS; ...; Inoue M; et al., "1.3 mm Wavelength VLBI of Sagittarius A*: Detection of Time-variable Emission on Event Horizon Scales" , Astrophysical Journal Letters: 727, 36-41, 2011-02 [SCI]
  23. Asada K; Nakamura M; Inoue M; Kameno S; Nagai H;, "Multi-Frequency Polarimetry Toward S5 0836+710: A Possible Spine-Sheath Structure For The Jet" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 720(1), 41-45, 2010-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  24. Nagai H; Suzuki K; Asada K; Kino M; Kameno S; Doi A; Inoue M; Kataoka J; Bach U; Hirota T; Matsumoto N; Honma M;Kobayashi H; Fujisawa K , "VLBI Monitoring of 3C 84 (NGC 1275) in Early Phase of the 2005 Outburst" , PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN: 62(2), L11-L15, 2010-04 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  25. Asada K; ...; Inoue M; et al., "C 84 Expanding Radio Lobe Revealed by VSOP Observations" , Approaching Micro-Arcsecond Resolution with VSOP-2: Astrophysics and Technologies: 402, 91, 2009-08
  26. Sawada-Satoh S; Kameno S.; Nakamura K; Namikawa D; Shibata KM; Inoue M, "Positional Coincidence of H2O Maser and a Plasma Obscuring Torus in the Radio Galaxy NGC 1052" , Approaching Micro-Arcsecond Resolution with VSOP-2: Astrophysics and Technologies: 402, 127, 2009-08
  27. Sawada-Satoh S; Kameno S; Nakamura K; Namikawa D; Shibata KM; Inoue M, "H2O maser and a plasma obscuring torus in the radio galaxy NGC 1052" , ASTRONOMISCHE NACHRICHTEN: 330(2), 249, 2009-02 [SCI]
  28. Nagai H; Asada K; Doi A; Kameno S; Inoue M, "Probing the nature of multiple lobe-like emissions in 3C 84" , ASTRONOMISCHE NACHRICHTEN: 330(22), 161-164, 2009-02 [SCI]
  29. Asada K; ...; Inoue M; et al., "Multifrequency Polarimetry of the NRAO 140 Jet: Possible Detection of a Helical Magnetic Field and Constraints on Its Pitch Angle" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 682(2), 798-802, 2008-08 [SCI]
  30. Sawada-Satoh S; Kameno S; Nakamura K; Namikawa D; Shibata KM; Inoue M, "Positional Coincidence of H2O Maser and a Plasma-Obscuring Torus in Radio Galaxy NGC 1052" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 680(1), 191-199, 2008-06 [SCI]
  31. Doi A; ...; Inoue M; et al., "Japanese VLBI Network Observations of Radio-Loud Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies" , PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN: 59(4), 703-709, 2007-08 [SCI]
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