|Budget Amount *help
¥130,520,000 (Direct Cost: ¥100,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥30,120,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥10,790,000 (Direct Cost: ¥8,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,490,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥15,080,000 (Direct Cost: ¥11,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,480,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥25,350,000 (Direct Cost: ¥19,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥5,850,000)
Fiscal Year 2008: ¥51,220,000 (Direct Cost: ¥39,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥11,820,000)
Fiscal Year 2007: ¥28,080,000 (Direct Cost: ¥21,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥6,480,000)
The team developed a laser guide star adaptive optics system and improved the spatial resolution of Subaru Telescope by an order of magnitude. The system is offered for general users and well used for various high resolution observations. The research group led by the PI found the most distant galaxy at a red shift of 7.215, namely 12.9 billion light years away. By studying the galaxy count at high red shift, they concluded that the cosmic re-ionization(the cosmic dawn) took place at about that period.