Kazumasa Kawata

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Kazumasa Kawata is an assistant professor at the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR) in Kashiwa, Japan, of the University of Tokyo. He received his PhD in 2004 from Konan University, Japan, working on the Tibet ASγ experiment. He was an ICRR postdoctoral researcher and was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellow. He was also a member of the Telescope Array experiment and the ALPACA experiment. His research interests include very- and ultra-high-energy gamma-ray astronomy, ultra-high-energy cosmic-ray anisotropy, solar magnetic-field studies, and space weather using cosmic rays.


Galaxy’s Gamma Glow Illuminates Cosmic-Ray Origins

Interstellar magnetic fields perturb the trajectories of cosmic rays, making it difficult to identify their sources. A new survey of gamma radiation produced when cosmic rays interact with the interstellar medium should help in this identification. Read More »