Theoretical Astrophysics

Kagoshima University,  Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan     

Professor, Dr. Keiichi WADA,
who has been working on theoretical astrophysics, especially on galaxies, interstellar medium, and Active Galactic Nuclei.
1965 born in Nemuro, Hokkaido
1989 Tohoku University, Department of Physics (dai-ni)
1993 Hokkaido University, Graduate school of Science,   Dr.Sci (Hokkaido University)
1994-1997  Hokkaido University, Center for Information Processing Education (Assistant professor)
1997-2009 National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Division of Theoretical Astrophysics (Assistant professor/Associate Professor)
1997-1998 Associate research scientist, Johns Hopkins University/Space Telescope Science Institute
2000-2001 Visiting Professor, University of Colorado, Center for Astrophysics and Space Science 
2009 - present  Kagoshima University (Professor)


Recent Activities


KW gave a talk at Annual meeting of Astronomical Society of Japan


Colloquium at Swinburne University of Technology, Center for Astrophysics and Space science (Wada)


SWANS/SNAWS meeting at Yamato Musium, Kure, Hiroshima    (Wada)

From recent papers

Wada, Schartmann, & Meijerink

"Multi-phase Nature of a Radiation-driven Fountain with Nuclear Starburst in a Low-mass Active Galactic Nucleus"

Astrophysical Journal vol.828, L19  (2016)

 "Radiation-driven fountain" is a new mechanism to explain dynamics and structures of the interstellar medium around AGNs. In this paper, the model is applied to the nearest Seyfert 2 galaxy, Circinus galaxy. This figure shows the mid-infrared emission from the central region of Circinus galaxy, which is calculated 3-D raditive transfer simulation.