Makoto Inoue / 井上允
Welcome to my Home Page
Distinguished Visiting Scholar of ASIAA
e-mail: inoue at asiaa.sinica.edu.tw
11F of AS/NTU Astronomy-Mathematics Building,
No.1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
1977 Ph.D. Physics, Nagoya University
1973 MSc, Physics, Nagoya University
1971 BSc, Physics, Nagoya University
At the center of galaxy, it is now thought that a super massive black hole (SMBH) is situated. By the strong gravity, SMBH attracts gas around it to generate an accretion disk and eject super-relativistic jets. Such galaxies are known as active galactic nuclei (AGN) and observed by telescopes of a wide range of wavelength from radio to gamma-ray. However, only radio astronomy is approaching to make direct images of SMBH using Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI).
In this home page, I hope you see some information on AGN and SMBH, and trials to understand them, struggling against them.