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Seiichirō Aoki

Seiichiro Aoki


  • Bachelor of Science, Osaka University, PhD in Science, the Graduate School of Science, Tokyo University (Astronomy)
  • Director of Astronomy Dissemination Project Office, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University. Part-time Lecturer, Kansai University. Part-time Lecturer, Osaka University of Economics. Former Research Fellow, Osaka University. Former Part-time Lecturer, Shiga University.
  • Received the Science and Technology Award from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2013.


Today, with the advance of computerization, information equipment and technology are being utilized as usual in daily life. A convenient society which can easily access abundant information is being formed. For example, if you use a browser on your smartphone, you can instantly access information on the web around the world. If you've ever shopped online, you've probably seen a suggested product. Or if you are browsing the Internet, a list of people you might know on social networking sites automatically pop up in front of you. You may also have seen several news stories about computers writing novels, or computers winning the world Go championship, or computers starting to do things like humans in areas that require creativity. It can be said that these are examples in which data science technology such as data mining using artificial intelligence technology is widely utilized.

Now, in the field of astronomy, which I specialize in, we often deal with large amounts of observational data. For example, there is a movement to use such big data to predict (space weather forecast) and the state of space near the earth. The importance of space weather forecasts has been receiving considerable attention in recent years, as there have been many cases in the past where solar activity caused power outages in a wide area on the ground and had a major impact on the business world. Again, utilization of data science technology is important here, and statistics is the basis of such understanding.

We hope that all of you who have been admitted to our college will study hard. We also hope that you will actively utilize the skills you have acquired and develop your business with the use of IT in mind.

Responsible Subject

  • Overview Of Information Networks
  • Project basic exercise

Field of Specialization

  • Celestial Plasma Astronomy (Active Galactic Nuclear Jet, Sun)
  • Science Communication

Performance (Awards, Academic Papers, Books, Etc.)


  • Received the Science and Technology Award (comprehension promotion department) from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2013.

Academic Papers and Reports

  • General-Relativistic MHD Simulation of Jets from a Geometrically Thin Accumulation Disk Around a Schwarzschild Black Hole, in Highly Energetic Physical Processes and Mechanisms for Emission from Astrophysical Plasmas, p 373, 2000, (co-authorship)
  • The Log-Normal Distributions of Coronal Mass Ejection-Related Solar Flares and the Flare/CME Model of Gamma Ray Bursts, in 28 th International Cosmic Ray Conference, p 2729, 2003, (co-authorship)
  • Quasi-periodic Inward Shock Formulations in the System of a Black Hole and an Accumulation Disk and Application to Quasi-periodic Oscillations in Galactic Black Hole Candidates, ApJ, Vol. 610, p 897, 2004, (co-authorship)
  • The Quasi-periodic Inward Shock Formulations from an Accumulation Disk to a Black Hole and Application to Quasi-periodic Oscillations in Microquasars, in Stellar-Mass, Intermediate-Mass, and Supermassive Black Holes, p 307, 2004, (co-authorship)
  • Shock Wave Generated in Accretion Flows to Black Holes, Summary of the 14 Theoretical Astronomy Panel Symposium, p 130, 2001, (co-authorship)
  • Application of Quasi-periodic Shock Wave Formation Propagating from an Accretion Disk to a Black Hole and to a Casi-periodic Oscillation: Summary of the 16 Theoretical Astronomy Panel Symposium, 2003, (co-authorship)
  • Study of Active Galactic Nuclear Jets by Two-Dimensional Special Relativistic Radiative Hydrodynamics Simulation, Summary of the 18 Theoretical Astronomical Panel Symposium, 2005, (co-authorship)
  • Local NPOs Working on ICT Utilization, 3 Sec (Kyoto 1000 Astronomy Road Tour), KICC (Kinki Information and Communications Council), Spring issue 9, p2, 2012
  • Kyoto 1000 Astronomy Road Tour, Astronomy Education (Astronomical Education Research Association), Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 22, 2012, (co-authorship)
  • Astrotalk @ Kyoto University Museum, Astronomy Education (Astronomical Education Research Association), Vol. 26, No. 2, p. 35, 2014, (co-authorship)


  • 'Space Earth Earthquakes and Volcanoes' (enlarged edition), (co-authorship), Kokinshoin, 2007
  • 'Science around the Great East Japan Earthquake and Disaster' (Science Disasters 2), (co-authorship), Kokinshoin, 2014