James Chibueze

I completed my BSc (First Class) and MSc in 2005 and 2008, respectively, at the Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and PhD (2013) at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan. My research has focused on understanding the mystery of massive star formation using high resolution interferometric observational techniques. I have produced some significant scientific results like finding 100 au compact bipolar outflow in a very young massive star in Cepheus A through multi-epoch observations of the water masers in the region. This result has a press release on Yahoo Japan. I have also used the ALMA telescope to carry out large survey of hundreds of massive young cores and explored their evolutionary sequence by crossing- matching the 6.7 GHz methanol maser association with the cores. Going forward, I plan to continue to pursue my research in Galactic star formation and exploring the evolution of galaxy clusters with arrays of telescopes in the globe, especially with MeerKAT. I do also desire to continue to support the training of postgraduate students in the field of astronomy, with the aim of helping in the building of the critical mass of African astronomers required to use the myriad of facilities being developed on the continent. In the context of AOEN, I am keen to understand social scientists perception of astronomical concept and the interpretations and meanings they put into astronomical ideologies.  

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