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Summer Student Program

Summer Student Program Website ASIAA offers an annual Summer Student Program for undergraduate students, both local and from abroad to help bridge the gap between astronomy education and scientific research. This is similar to, though independent from, the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in the United States.

The goal of the summer student program is to provide students an opportunity to study selected topics in astronomy, astrophysics and astronomical instrumentation which they might not have in their own university. We target talented students who demonstrate the enthusiasm necessary to conduct theoretical, computational, or laboratory-based research in astronomy and astrophysics as a stepping-stone to their future academic career.

The projects proposed by professional astronomers at ASIAA cover theory, numerical simulations, observational data analysis. Data analysis opportunities range from observational cosmology to radio and optical/infrared astronomy. Instrumentation opportunities range from radio instrumentation to, the fabrication and measurement of superconducting devices. In addition to their research project, students will attend a series of introductory lectures aimed at broadening their knowledge base of active fields of astronomy research. These lectures cover optical/infrared/radio astronomy and engineering/instrumentation. The science topics range from our solar system, to star formation, to computational fluid dynamics, to nearby and distant galaxies, and cosmology. At the end of the program, students will submit a written report and present their results in English.

We encourage students to consider astronomy research as a possible career option. Many summer students continue their research after the program, and find the program helpful to jump-start their career and often publish their results in a scientific journal. Some students later join masters or PhD programs in local or overseas universities. The ASIAA summer student program has provided astronomy research experience for several hundred students since its inception in 1998.

Journal papers based on researches conducted in part as the summer student project (44)

  1. Lin C-H; Chen K-J; Hwang C-Y, "Rapid Growth of Galactic Supermassive Black Holes through Accreting Giant Molecular Clouds during Major Mergers of their Host Galaxies" , ApJ: 952(2), id.121 (13 pp), Aug, 2023 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  2. Gupta A; Yen H-W; Koch P; Bastien P; Bourke TL; Chung EJ; Hasegawa T; Hull CLH; Inutsuka S-I; Kwon J; Kwon W; Lai S-P; Lee CW; Lee C-F; Pattle K; Qiu K; Tahani M; Tamura M; Ward-Thompson D, "Effects of magnetic field orientations in dense cores on gas kinematics in protostellar envelopes" , ApJ: 930(1), id.67 (17pp), May, 2022 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  3. Kuo IHG; Yen H-W; Gu P-G; Chang T-E, "Kinematical Constraint on Eccentricity in the Protoplanetary Disk MWC 758 with ALMA" , ApJ: 938(1), id.50 (13pp), Oct, 2022 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  4. Bi J; Lin M-K; Dong R, "Puffed-up Edges of Planet-opened Gaps in Protoplanetary Disks. I. Hydrodynamic Simulations" , ApJ: 912(2), id.107 (10pp), May, 2021 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  5. Lin Y-C; Matsumoto Y; Gu P-G, "Formation of multiple-planet systems in resonant chains around M dwarfs" , ApJ: 907(2), id.81 (11pp), Feb, 2021 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  6. Lin Y-H; Hirashita H; Camps P; Baes M, "Geometry effects on dust attenuation curves with different grain sources at high redshift" , MNRAS: 507(2), 2755-2765, Oct, 2021 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  7. Ueda S; Umetsu K; Ng F; Ichinohe Y; Kitayama T; Molnar SM, "Systematic Perturbations of the Thermodynamic Properties in Cool Cores of HIFLUGCS Galaxy Clusters" , ApJ: 922(1), id.81 (17pp), Nov, 2021 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  8. Hirashita H; Lin C-Y, "Dust abundance and grain size in galaxy halos" , Planet Space Sci: 183, id.104504 (11pp.), Apr, 2020 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  9. Hung T; Liu S-Y; Su Y-N; He JH; Lee H-T; Takahashi S; Chen HR, "A Mini Survey of Methyl Cyanide toward Extended Green Objects" , ApJ: 872(1), 61 (20 pp.), Feb, 2019 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  10. Liu H-M; Hirashita H, "Expected dust grain-size distributions in galaxies detected by ALMA at z > 7" , MNRAS: 490(1), 540-549, Nov, 2019 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  11. Rau S-J; Hirashita H;Murga M, "Modelling the evolution of PAH abundance in galaxies" , MNRAS: 489(4), 5218-5224, Nov, 2019 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  12. Vaisala M; Shang H; Krasnopolsky R; Liu S-Y; et al., "Time Evolution of 3D Disk Formation with Misaligned Magnetic Field and Rotation Axes" , ApJ: 873(2), id. 114 (22 pp.), Mar, 2019 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  13. Chen J-W; Lin M-K, "Dusty disc-planet interaction with dust-free simulations" , MNRAS: 478(2), 2737-2752, Aug, 2018 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  14. Chen L-H; Hirashita H; Hou K-C; et al., "Populating H2 and CO in galaxy simulation with dust evolution" , MNRAS: 474(2), 1545-1563, Feb, 2018 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  15. Chen Y-C; Hiarno N, "The Physical and Chemical Properties of the ρ Ophiuchi A Dense Core" , ApJ: 868(2), 80, Dec, 2018 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  16. Hirotani K; Pu H-Y; Outmani S; ...; Matsushita S; Kong AKH, "High-energy and Very High Energy Emission from Stellar-mass Black Holes Moving in Gaseous Clouds" , ApJ: 867(2), id. 120 (13 pp.), Nov, 2018 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  17. Wu C-J; Hirano N; Takakuwa S; Yen H-W; Aso Y, "Physical and Chemical Conditions of the Protostellar Envelope and the Protoplanetary Disk in HL Tau" , ApJ: 869(1), id. 59 (17 pp.), Dec, 2018 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  18. Wang W-C*; Hirashita H; Hou K-C, "Dust evolution processes in normal galaxies at z > 6 detected by ALMA" , MNRAS: 465(3), 3475-3482, March, 2017 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  19. Wong YHV; Hirashita H; Li Z-Y, "Millimeter-sized grains in the protostellar envelopes: where do they come from?" , PASJ: 68(4), 67, Aug, 2016 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  20. Naslim N; Kemper F; Madden SC; ....; Chu Y-H; ...; Yang Y; Seok J; ....; Otsuka M; Hirashita H; Morata O; ...; Srinivasan S; et al., "Molecular hydrogen emission in the interstellar medium of the Large Magellanic Cloud" , MNRAS: 446(3), 2490-2504, Jan, 2015 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  21. To C-H; Wang W-H; Owen FN, "Star Formation Rate and Extinction in Faint z~4 Lyman-Break Galaxies" , ApJ: 792(2), 139, Sept 10, 2014 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  22. Lee H-T; Liao W-T; ...; Karr J; ...; Su Y-N; Liu S-Y; Duan H-Y; Takami M, "Near-infrared H2 and Continuum Survey of Extended Green Objects. II. Complete Census for the Northern Galactic Plane" , ApJS: 208(2), 23, Oct, 2013 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  23. Chang Y-L; Bodenheimer PH; Gu P-G, "Coupled Evolutions of the Stellar Obliquity, Orbital Distance, and Planet's Radius due to the Ohmic Dissipation Induced in a Diamagnetic Hot Jupiter around a Magnetic T Tauri Star" , ApJ: 757(2), 118, Oct 1, 2012 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  24. Huang KY; Urata Y; Tung YH; Lin HM; ...; Wang SY; ...; Lehner MJ; ...; Wang J-H; Wen CY; ...; Zhang ZW; et al., "The GRB 071112C: A Case Study of Different Mechanisms in X-ray and Optical Temporal Evolution" , ApJ: 748(1), 44-50, Mar, 2012 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  25. Kuo T-M; Hirashita H, "Impact of grain size distributions on the dust enrichment in high-redshift quasars" , MNRAS: 424(1), L34-L38, July, 2012 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  26. Lee H-T; Takami M; Duan H-Y; Karr J; Su Y-N; Liu S-Y; Froebrich D; Yeh Cosmos C, "Near-Infrared H2 and Continuum Survey of Extended Green Objects" , ApJS: 200(1), 2, May, 2012 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  27. Lim J; Ohyama Y; Yan C-H; D-V-Trung; Wang SY, "A Molecular Hydrogen Nebula in the Central cD Galaxy of the Perseus Cluster" , ApJ: 744(2), 112, Jan 10, 2012 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  28. Takami M; Chen H-H;Karr JL; Lee H-T; Lai SP; Minh Y-C, "Emission Mechanism of "Green Fuzzies" in High-mass Star-forming Regions" , ApJ: 748(1), 8, Mar, 2012 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  29. Yang C-H; Lee CF, "A Remodel of the Envelope around the 21 μm Protoplanetary Nebula IRAS 07134+1005" , ApJ: 744(2), 117, Jan, 2012 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  30. Hsieh P-Y; Matsushita S; ...; Ho PTP; ...; Wu Y-L, "Physical Properties of the Circumnuclear Starburst Ring in the Barred Galaxy NGC 1097" , ApJ: 736(2), 129-145, Aug 1, 2011 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  31. Sun A-L; Hirashita H, "Importance of far-infrared mapping in a spiral galaxy: AKARI observation of M81" , MNRAS: 411(3), 1707-1715, Mar, 2011 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  32. Wang RB; Hirotani K, "Death Line of Gamma-Ray Pulsars with Outer Gaps" , ApJ: 736(2), 127, Aug 1, 2011 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  33. Takami M; Karr JL; Koh H; Chen H-H; Lee H-T, "A Detailed Study of Spitzer-IRAC Emission in Herbig-Haro Objects. I. Morphology and Flux Ratios of Shocked Emission" , ApJ: 720(1), 155-172, Sept 1, 2010 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  34. Chiu PJ; Hoang CT; Dinh-V-Trung; Lim J; Kwok S; Hirano N ; Muthu C, "A Slowly Expanding Disk and Fast Bipolar Outflow from the S Star π1 Gruis" , ApJ: 645(1), 605-612, July 1, 2006 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  35. Matsushita S; Sakamoto K; Kuo CY; Hsieh PY; Dinh-V-Trung; ...; Liu SY; Ohashi N; Lim J, "Submillimeter Array 12CO (J=3-2) Interferometric Observations of the Central Region of M51" , ApJ: 616(1), L55-L58, Nov 20, 2004 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  36. Lim J; Wong E; Ohyama Y; Yeung MCH, "Recent Formation of a Spiral Disk Hosting Progenitor Globular Clusters at the Center of the Perseus Brightest Cluster Galaxy. II. Progenitor Globular Clusters" , ApJ: 927(2), id.138 (8pp), March, 2022 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  37. Yeung MCH; Ohyama Y; Lim J, "Recent Formation of a Spiral Disk Hosting Progenitor Globular Clusters at the Center of the Perseus Brightest Cluster Galaxy. I. Spiral Disk" , ApJ: 927(2), id.137 (25pp), Mar, 2022 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  38. Roberts AC; Muñoz-Gutiérrez MA, "Dynamics of Small Bodies in Orbits Between Jupiter and Saturn" , Icarus: 358, id.114201 (11pp), Apr, 2021 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  39. Yoshida T; Hsieh T-H; Hirano N; Aso Y, "Multi-epoch Submillimeter Array Observations of the L1448C(N) Protostellar SiO Jet" , ApJ: 906(2), 112 (12pp.), Jan, 2021 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  40. Juárez C; Girart JM; Zamora-Aviles M; Tang Y-W; Koch P; Liu HB; et al., "Magnetized Converging Flows toward the Hot Core in the Intermediate/High-mass Star-forming Region NGC 6334 V" , ApJ: 844(1), 44, July, 2017 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  41. Chisholm J; Matsushita S, "The Molecular Baryon Cycle of M82" , ApJ: 830(2), 72, Oct, 2016 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  42. Blum RD; Srinivasan S; Kemper F; Ling B; Volk K, "Spitzer SAGE-Spec: Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Dust Shells, and Cool Envelopes in Extreme Large Magellanic Cloud Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars" , AJ: 148(5), 86, Nov, 2014 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  43. Koyamatsu S; Takakuwa S; Hayashi M; Mayama S; Ohashi N, "The Disappearing Envelope around the Transitional Class I Object L43" , ApJ: 789(2), 95, July, 2014 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  44. Choi M; Tang YW, "Millimeter imaging of the HH 270 protostellar core and outflow" , ApJ: 648(1), 504-509, Sep 1, 2006 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )

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