|Budget Amount *help
¥45,890,000 (Direct Cost: ¥35,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥10,590,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥8,970,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,070,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥11,700,000 (Direct Cost: ¥9,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,700,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥13,780,000 (Direct Cost: ¥10,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,180,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥11,440,000 (Direct Cost: ¥8,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,640,000)
Compton-thick active galactic nucleus (AGN) are objects whose nucleus are heavily obscured by thick matter (N_H>10^24 cm^<-2)>, and are key objects to study the evolution of AGN. We have explored the characteristics of bright Compton-thick AGNs such as nuclear activity and obscuring column with X-ray satellites, Suzaku and so on. A large X-ray observatory is crucial to reveal the nature of AGNs. We have developed elemental technologies for production of a large X-ray telescope.