Dae-Sik Moon
Assistant Professor
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Toronto
50 St. Geroge Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3H4, Canada
e-mail: moon at astro.utoronto.ca
phone: 1 416 978-6566, fax: 1 416 946-7287

Travel Schedule

Since July 2006 I am an assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, Canada. Prior to this position from the fall of 2003, I was a Robert A. Millikan Postdoctoral Fellow for Experimental Astrophysics in the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy (PMA) at Caltech. In the PMA division, I worked in the Space Radiation Laboratory (SRL) in the Physics Department. My faculty hosts were Fiona Harrison in SRL/Physics/ Astronomy and Shri Kulkarni in Astronomy. I also worked with Keith Matthews and Tom Soifer in the Infrared Army/Physics. Before that, I spent 5 years at Ithaca upstate New York for my PhD from Cornell University where I worked in the Infrared Astrophysics Group of the Astronomy Department. My thesis advisers were Steve Eikenberry and Jim Houck. I'm originally from Seoul National University at Seoul, Korea, where I worked with Prof. Bon-Chul Koo in Astronomy . Over the past years, I have been working on experimental astrophysics and astronomical instrumentation (mainly in infrared and optical), together with observational studies of objects assocated with core-collapse supernovae such as compact objects (neutron stars, black holes, and X-ray binaries), gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, supernova remnants, and pulsar wind nebulae. I also began working on highly-obscured hard X-ray sources and ultra-luminous X-ray sources.

  • Research Interests
    • Experimental Astrophysics and Astronomical Instrumentation
    • Compact Objects: Neutron Stars, Black Holes, and X-ray Binaries
    • Supernovae and Gamma-ray Bursts
    • Supernova Remnants and Pulsar Wind Nebulae
    • Highly-obscured Hard X-ray Sources
    • Ultra-luminous X-ray Sources
  • Experimental and Instrumentational Projects
    • Calibration Unit of Adaptive Optics System of the Thirty-Meter Telescope (being studied)
    • Wide Integral-Field Infrared Spectrograph (being designed)
    • Near-InfraRed Echelle Spectrograph for the Keck I Telescope (being finished)
    • Echell Integral-Field Imagaing Spectrograph for Infrared for a future Large Korean Telescope (proposed)
    • Palomar 60-inch Automation Project (finished)
    • Infrared Photon-counting photometer based on the Edge-illuminated Solid-State Photomultiplier (finished)
    • High-speed Data Acqusition System for Multi-channel Infrared/Optical Photometry (finished)
  • Observational Projects
    • Near-Infrared and Mid-Infrared Spectrosopy of Highly-obscured Hard X-ray Soruces and X-ray Binaries
    • Akari Observations of Supernova Remnants and Pulsar Wind Nebulae in the Galaxy and LMC/SMC
    • Near-Infrared Imaging and Spectroscopy of Young Galactic Supernova Remnants
    • Keck Optical Spectroscopy of Ultra-luminous X-ray Sources
    • The Caltech Core-collapse Supernovae Program (CCCP)
  • Publications in Referred Journals

  • Teaching

  • Last Modified: 2006, Sep 4