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KMI’s Associate Professor Ichiki Selected for FOREST


KMI Associate Professor Kiyotomo Ichiki was selected for the Fusion Oriented REsearch for disruptive Science and Technology (FOREST) program by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

Prof. Ichiki

FOREST aims to create seeds that lead to innovation through diversity and interdisciplinary research without setting specific projects or short-term goals, this program provides long-term support for unrestricted, challenging, interdisciplinary, and diverse research not bound by the existing frameworks, for the period of seven years in principle (up to 10 years with an interim stage-gate review) while securing an environment in which researchers can devote themselves to their researches.
Ichiki’s project is “Challenging a new observational cosmology using scattered light.” In the current observational method, the past universe and its dynamical evolution are investigated by observing different areas in the universe assuming homogeneity in a statistical sense. Ichiki aims to develop a new cosmological method by using scattered light to enable direct comparison of the same location at different times.