SHODA, Munehito

Assistant Professor
Space and Planetary Science Group

Office: School of Science Bldg.1-840
TEL: +81-3-5841-4566
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Research Field

Solar/stellar physics

Current Research

The Sun and Sun-like stars exhibit the intrinsic magnetic field that is maintained via the dynamo action working in the stellar interior. The stellar magnetic field is known to affect the long-term evolution of the star itself and the surrounding planets. Currently, observation of stellar magnetic activity is strongly limited or impossible in principle, which prevents the further understanding of stellar magnetic activity and its evolution. Based on the solar observation that allows the detailed investigation of magnetic activity, I am theoretically investigating the solar/stellar magnetic activities via numerical simulation.In particular, I aim to quantitatively characterize the stellar magnetic activity once the stellar fundamental parameters are given.

Representative Publications

1. Munehito Shoda, Takeru K. Suzuki, Sean P. Matt, Steven R. Cranmer, Aline A. Vidotto, Antoine Strugarek, Victor See, Victor Réville, Adam Finley & Allan Sacha Brun, "Alfvén-wave driven magnetic rotator winds from low-mass stars I: rotation dependences of magnetic braking and mass-loss rate", The Astrophysical Journal, 896, 123 (2020)
2. Munehito Shoda, Takeru K. Suzuki, Mahboubeh Asgari-Targhi & Takaaki Yokoyama, "Three-dimensional simulation of the fast solar wind driven by compressible magnetohydrodynamic turbulence", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 880, 2 (2019)
3. Munehito Shoda, Takaaki Yokoyama & Takeru K. Suzuki, "A self-consistent model of the coronal heating and solar wind acceleration including compressible and incompressible heating processes", The Astrophysical Journal, 853, 190 (2018)