Meet Dr. Yuko Kakazu, Astronomer and Outreach Expert with OIST

From Okinawa to the Subaru Telescope: Dr. Yuko Kakazu’s Journey as a Galaxy Hunter and Outreach Expert

Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Webinar via Zoom

Admission: Free

In this dynamic discussion with Dr. Yuko Kakazu, Astronomer and Outreach Specialist at Subaru Telescope in Hawaii, we will learn about her journey to become a “galaxy hunter.” Dr. Kakazu grew up in Okinawa and became interested in astronomy when she attended the NASA U.S. Space Camp program at age 13. She has had an amazing scientific career in astronomy and now does outreach work with the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST).

Dr. Kakazu graduated from Tohoku University in Japan and then obtained her Ph.D. at the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Since then, she has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, the California Institute of Technology, and the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on metal-poor galaxies and distant galaxies in order to understand galaxy formation and chemical enrichment history.

The Subaru Telescope and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan are co-sponsors of this event.

To register for the webinar, please click this link.


About OIST

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is an interdisciplinary graduate school offering a five-year PhD program in Science. More than half of the faculty and students are recruited from outside Japan, and all education and research is conducted entirely in English.


About OIST Foundation

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 public charity chartered and headquartered in New York. Its mission is to promote innovative global scientific breakthroughs by enhancing and strengthening science and technology research and related programs at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and to empower Americans to support the sustainable development of Okinawa and deepen U.S.-Japan relations through OIST.


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