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Mamoru Doi
Institute of Astronomy, School of Science, the University of Tokyo

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Astrophysics (23)
Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics (10)
Solar and Stellar Astrophysics (7)
Astrophysics of Galaxies (7)
High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (6)
Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (4)
Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry (3)
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Publications Authored By Mamoru Doi

This paper focuses on a passivity-based distributed reference governor (RG) applied to a pre-stabilized mobile robotic network. The novelty of this paper lies in the method used to solve the RG problem, where a passivity-based distributed optimization scheme is proposed. In particular, the gradient descent method minimizes the global objective function while the dual ascent method maximizes the Hamiltonian. Read More

We compare the isophote shape parameter $a_{4}$ of early-type galaxies (ETGs) between $z\sim1$ and 0 as a proxy for dynamics to investigate the epoch at which the dynamical properties of ETGs are established, using cluster ETG samples with stellar masses of $\log(M_{*}/M_{\odot})\geq10.5$ which have spectroscopic redshifts. We have 130 ETGs from the Hubble Space Telescope Cluster Supernova Survey for $z\sim1$ and 355 ETGs from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey for $z\sim0$. Read More

We have analyzed multi-band light curves of 328 intermediate redshift (0.05 <= z < 0.24) type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) observed by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-II Supernova Survey (SDSS-II SN Survey). Read More

We present our optical follow-up observations to search for an electromagnetic counterpart of the first gravitational wave source GW150914 in the framework of the Japanese collaboration for Gravitational wave ElectroMagnetic follow-up (J-GEM), which is an observing group utilizing optical and radio telescopes in Japan, as well as those in New Zealand, China, South Africa, Chile, and Hawaii. We carried out a wide-field imaging survey with Kiso Wide Field Camera (KWFC) on the 1.05-m Kiso Schmidt telescope in Japan and a galaxy-targeted survey with Tripole5 on the B&C 61-cm telescope in New Zealand. Read More

We present a new method to effectively select objects which may be low-mass active black holes (BHs) at galaxy centers using high-cadence optical imaging data, and our first spectroscopic identification of an active 2.7x10^6 Msun BH at z=0.164. Read More

We give a differential-geometric construction of compact manifolds with holonomy $\mathrm{Spin}(7)$ which is based on Joyce's second construction of compact $\mathrm{Spin}(7)$-manifolds in \cite{Joyce00} and Kovalev's gluing construction of $G_2$-manifolds in \cite{Kovalev03}. We also give some examples of compact $\mathrm{Spin}(7)$-manifolds, at least one of which is \emph{new}. Ingredients in our construction are \emph{orbifold admissible pairs with} a compatible antiholomorphic involution. Read More

We give a differential-geometric construction of Calabi-Yau fourfolds by the `doubling' method, which was introduced in \cite{DY14} to construct Calabi-Yau threefolds. We also give examples of Calabi-Yau fourfolds from toric Fano fourfolds. Ingredients in our construction are \emph{admissible pairs}, which were first dealt with by Kovalev in \cite{K03}. Read More

Luminous infrared galaxies (LIRGs) are enshrouded by a large amount of dust, produced by their active star formation, and it is difficult to measure their activity in the optical wavelength. We have carried out Pa$\alpha$ narrow-band imaging observations of 38 nearby star-forming galaxies including 33 LIRGs listed in $IRAS$ RBGS catalog with the Atacama Near InfraRed camera (ANIR) on the University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory (TAO) 1.0 m telescope (miniTAO). Read More

The Kiso Supernova Survey (KISS) is a high-cadence optical wide-field supernova (SN) survey. The primary goal of the survey is to catch the very early light of a SN, during the shock breakout phase. Detection of SN shock breakouts combined with multi-band photometry obtained with other facilities would provide detailed physical information on the progenitor stars of SNe. Read More

We present our discovery of dramatic variability in SDSS J1100+4421 by the high-cadence transient survey Kiso Supernova Survey (KISS). The source brightened in the optical by at least a factor of three within about half a day. Spectroscopic observations suggest that this object is likely a narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy (NLS1) at z=0. Read More

We present measurements of the rates of high-redshift Type Ia supernovae derived from the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Survey (SXDS). We carried out repeat deep imaging observations with Suprime-Cam on the Subaru Telescope, and detected 1040 variable objects over 0.918 deg$^2$ in the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Field. Read More

Affiliations: 1Institute of Astronomy, School of Science, the University of Tokyo, 2Institute of Astronomy, School of Science, the University of Tokyo, 3Institute of Astronomy, School of Science, the University of Tokyo, 4Institute of Astronomy, School of Science, the University of Tokyo, 5Department of Physics and Information Science, Yamaguchi University, 6Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 7Center of Astro Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

We investigate the UV-optical (longward of Ly$\alpha$ 1216\AA) spectral variability of nearly 9000 quasars ($0Read More

Thirteen explosion sites of type II-P and II-L supernovae in nearby galaxies have been observed using integral field spectroscopy, enabling both spatial and spectral study of the explosion sites. We used the properties of the parent stellar population of the coeval supernova progenitor star to derive its metallicity and initial mass (c.f. Read More

Integral field spectroscopy of 11 type-Ib/c supernova explosion sites in nearby galaxies has been obtained using UH88/SNIFS and Gemini-N/GMOS. The use of integral field spectroscopy enables us to obtain both spatial and spectral information of the explosion site, allowing the identification of the parent stellar population of the supernova progenitor star. The spectrum of the parent population provides metallicity determination via strong-line method and age estimation obtained via comparison with simple stellar population (SSP) models. Read More

We give a differential-geometric construction and examples of Calabi-Yau threefolds, at least one of which is {\it{new}}. Ingredients in our construction are {\it admissible pairs}, which were dealt with by Kovalev in \cite{K03} and further studied by Kovalev and Lee in \cite{KL11}. An admissible pair $(\overline{X},D)$ consists of a three-dimensional compact K\"{a}hler manifold $\overline{X}$ and a smooth anticanonical $K3$ divisor $D$ on $\overline{X}$. Read More

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey II (SDSS-II) Supernova Survey discovered Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) in an almost unexplored intermediate redshift range of $0.05 < z < 0.4$ and provided densely sampled multi-color light curves for SN candidates. Read More

We study the photometric properties of stars in the data archive of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the prime aim being to understand the photometric calibration over the entire data set. It is confirmed that the photometric calibration for point sources has been made overall tightly against the SDSS standard stars. We have also confirmed that photometric synthesis of the SDSS spectrophotometric data gives broad band fluxes that agree with broad band photometry with errors no more than 0. Read More

The monochromatic illumination system is constructed to carry out in situ measurements of the response function of the mosaicked CCD imager used in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The system is outlined and the results of the measurements, mostly during the first 6 years of the SDSS, are described. We present the reference response functions for the five colour passbands derived from these measurements, and discuss column to column variations and variations in time, and also their effects on photometry. Read More

We search for stars with proper motions in a set of deep Subaru images, covering about 0.48 square degrees to a depth of $i' \simeq 26$, taken over a span of five and a half years. We follow the methods described in \citet{Richmond2009} to reduce and analyze this dataset. Read More

Affiliations: 1Supernova Cosmology Project, 2Supernova Cosmology Project, 3Supernova Cosmology Project, 4Supernova Cosmology Project, 5Supernova Cosmology Project, 6Supernova Cosmology Project, 7Supernova Cosmology Project, 8Supernova Cosmology Project, 9Supernova Cosmology Project, 10Supernova Cosmology Project, 11Supernova Cosmology Project, 12Supernova Cosmology Project, 13Supernova Cosmology Project, 14Supernova Cosmology Project, 15Supernova Cosmology Project, 16Supernova Cosmology Project, 17Supernova Cosmology Project, 18Supernova Cosmology Project, 19Supernova Cosmology Project, 20Supernova Cosmology Project, 21Supernova Cosmology Project, 22Supernova Cosmology Project, 23Supernova Cosmology Project, 24Supernova Cosmology Project, 25Supernova Cosmology Project, 26Supernova Cosmology Project, 27Supernova Cosmology Project, 28Supernova Cosmology Project, 29Supernova Cosmology Project, 30Supernova Cosmology Project, 31Supernova Cosmology Project, 32Supernova Cosmology Project, 33Supernova Cosmology Project

We present spectra of high-redshift supernovae (SNe) that were taken with the Subaru low resolution optical spectrograph, FOCAS. These SNe were found in SN surveys with Suprime-Cam on Subaru, the CFH12k camera on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), and the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). These SN surveys specifically targeted z>1 Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia). Read More

We present ugriz light curves for 146 spectroscopically confirmed or spectroscopically probable Type Ia supernovae from the 2005 season of the SDSS-II Supernova survey. The light curves have been constructed using a photometric technique that we call scene modelling, which is described in detail here; the major feature is that supernova brightnesses are extracted from a stack of images without spatial resampling or convolution of the image data. This procedure produces accurate photometry along with accurate estimates of the statistical uncertainty, and can be used to derive photometry taken with multiple telescopes. Read More

We introduce the Dichroic-Mirror Camera (DMC), an instrument developed at the University of Tokyo which is capable of performing simultaneous imaging in fifteen bands. The main feature of the DMC is the dichroic mirrors, which split incoming light into red and blue components. Combination of dichroic mirrors split light from the telescope focus into fifteen intermediate-width bands across 390 -- 950 nm. Read More

We search for stars with proper motions in a set of twenty deep Subaru images, covering about 0.28 square degrees to a depth of i ~ 25, taken over a span of six years. In this paper, we describe in detail our reduction and techniques to identify moving objects. Read More

We have identified 335 galaxy cluster and group candidates, 106 of which are at z > 1, using a 4.5 um selected sample of objects from a 7.25 deg^2 region in the Spitzer Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) Shallow Survey. Read More

The delay time distribution (DTD) of type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) from star formation is an important clue to reveal the still unknown progenitor system of SNe Ia. Here we report on a measurement of the SN Ia DTD in a delay time range of t_Ia = 0.1-8. Read More

This paper presents spectroscopy of supernovae discovered in the first season of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-II Supernova Survey. This program searches for and measures multi-band light curves of supernovae in the redshift range z = 0.05 - 0. Read More

We present the properties of active galactic nuclei (AGN) selected by optical variability in the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Field (SXDF). Based on the locations of variable components and light curves, 211 optically variable AGN were reliably selected. We made three AGN samples; X-ray detected optically non-variable AGN (XA), X-ray detected optically variable AGN (XVA), and X-ray undetected optically variable AGN (VA). Read More

We present our survey for optically faint variable objects using multi-epoch (8-10 epochs over 2-4 years) $i'$-band imaging data obtained with Subaru Suprime-Cam over 0.918 deg$^2$ in the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Field (SXDF). We found 1040 optically variable objects by image subtraction for all the combinations of images at different epochs. Read More

Large samples of high-redshift supernovae (SNe) are potentially powerful probes of cosmic star formation, metal enrichment, and SN physics. We present initial results from a new deep SN survey, based on re-imaging in the R, i', z' bands, of the 0.25 deg2 Subaru Deep Field (SDF), with the 8. Read More

We report our first results of photometric and spectroscopic observations for Tycho's supernova remnant (SNR Tycho) to search for the companion star of a type Ia supernova (SN Ia). From photometric observations using Suprime-Cam on the Subaru Telescope, we have picked up stars brighter than 22 mag (in $V$-band) for spectroscopy, which are located within a circular region with the radius of 30" around the center of SNR Tycho. If the ejecta of young supernova remnants, such as SNR Tycho, have a sufficient amount of Fe I, we should be able to detect absorption lines at 3720 \AA and 3860 \AA associated with transitions from the ground state of Fe I in the spectrum of the companion star. Read More

We carried out a wide-field V, I imaging survey of the Local Group dwarf spheroidal galaxy Leo II using the Subaru Prime Focus Camera on the 8.2-m Subaru Telescope. The survey covered an area of 26. Read More

We carried out a target survey for Lyman break galaxies (LBGs) and Lyman alpha emitters (LAEs) around QSO SDSS J0211-0009 at z=4.87. The deep and wide broadband and narrowband imaging simultaneously revealed the perspective structure of these two high-z populations. Read More

Abridged: Subaru Deep Field line-emitting galaxies in four narrow-band filters at low and intermediate redshifts are presented. Broad-band colors, follow-up optical spectroscopy, and multiple NB filters are used to distinguish Ha, [O II], and [O III] emitters between redshifts of 0.07 and 1. Read More

We explored the clustering properties of Lyman Break Galaxies (LBGs) at z=4 and 5 with an angular two-point correlation function on the basis of the very deep and wide Subaru Deep Field data. We found an apparent dependence of the correlation function slope on UV luminosity for LBGs at both z=4 and 5. More luminous LBGs have a steeper correlation function. Read More

We devise improved photometric parameters for the morphological classification of galaxies using a bright sample from the First Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. In addition to using an elliptical aperture concentration index for classification, we introduce a new texture parameter, coarseness, which quantifies deviations from smooth galaxy isophotes. The elliptical aperture concentration index produces morphological classifications that are in appreciably better agreement with visual classifications than those based on circular apertures. Read More

We report a serendipitous discovery of six very low-luminosity active galactic nuclei (AGNs) only by optical variability in one-month baseline. The detected flux variability is ~ 1-5% of the total luminosity of host galaxies. Careful subtraction of host galaxy components in nuclear regions indicates that the fractional variability (Delta F / F) of the nuclei is of order unity. Read More

We present an investigation of the environment (\approx 600 kpc radius) of a pair of luminous z=4.25 quasars, SDSS J1439-0034 A,B, separated by 33''. An analysis of high-quality Subaru spectra of the quasars suggests that this configuration is indeed a physical pair and not a gravitational lens; the redshifts are slightly different (although marginally consistent with being the same), and the two spectra have strikingly different features. Read More

We have built an 80-mega pixels (10240 X 8192) mosaic CCD camera, called Suprime-Cam, for the wide-field prime focus of the 8.2 m Subaru telescope. Suprime-Cam covers a field of view 34' X 27', a unique facility among the the 8-10 m class telescopes, with a resolution of 0. Read More

We present the results of a survey for emission-line objects based on optical intermediate-band ($\lambda_{\rm c}$ = 5736 \AA ~ and $\Delta\lambda$ = 280 \AA) and broad-band ($B$, $V$, $R$, and $i^\prime$) observations of the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Field on the 8.2 m Subaru telescope with the Subaru Prime Focus Camera, Suprime-Cam. All the data were obtained during the guaranteed time observations of the Suprime-Cam instrument. Read More

Broad-band measurements of flux for galaxies at different redshifts measure different regions of the rest-frame galaxy spectrum. Certain astronomical questions, such as the evolution of the luminosity function of galaxies, require transforming these magnitudes into redshift-independent quantities. To prepare to address these astronomical questions, investigated in detail in subsequent papers, we fit spectral energy distributions (SEDs) to broad band photometric observations, in the context of the optical observations of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Read More