Kanya Kusano, Dr.

Director & Professor
Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research
Nagoya University

Research Fields

  1. Prediction of Solar-Terrestrial Environmental Dynamics
  2. Onset Mechanism of Solar Flare and Coronal Mass Ejections
  3. Mechanism of Fast Magnetic Reconnection
  4. Symmetricity of Solar and Planetary Dynamos
  5. Modeling of Cloud
  6. Self-Organization in Magnetohydrodynamics

Current Projects

  1. Project for Solar-Terrestrial Environment Prediction (PSTEP) Leader

Recent Publications

  • Evaluation of Applicability of a Flare Trigger Model Based on a Comparison of Geometric Structures, Bamba, Yumi, and Kanya Kusano, The Astrophysical Journal, 2018, 856(1), 43. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aaacd1
  • Coronal Mass Ejection Hits Mercury: A.I.K.E.F. Hybrid-Code Results Compared to MESSENGER Data, Exner, W., D. Heyner, L. Liuzzo, U. Motschmann, D. Shiota, K. Kusano, and T. Shibayama, Planetary and Space Science, 2018, 153, 89-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2017.12.016
  • Formation and Dynamics of a Solar Eruptive Flux Tube, Inoue, Satoshi, Kanya Kusano, Jörg Büchner, and Jan Skála, Nature Communications, 2018, 9(1), 174. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-02616-8
  • Double Arc Instability in the Solar Corona, Ishiguro, N., Kusano, K., The Astrophysical Journal, 2017, 843(2), 101. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa799b
  • Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations for Studying Solar Flare Trigger Mechanism, Muhamad, J., Kusano, K., Inoue, S., & Shiota, D., The Astrophysical Journal, 2017, 842(2), 86. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa750e
  • Taylor problem and onset of plasmoid instability in the Hall-magnetohydrodynamics, Vekstein, G., Kusano, K., Physics of Plasmas, 2017, 24(10), id.102116. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4996982
  • Study on Precursor Activity of the X1.6 Flare in the Great AR 12192 with SDO, IRIS, and Hinode, Bamba, Y., Lee, K.-S., Imada, S., Kusano, K., The Astrophysical Journal, 2017, 840(2), 116. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa6dfe
  • Triggering Process of the X1.0 Three-ribbon Flare in the Great Active Region NOAA 12192, Bamba, Y., Inoue, S., Kusano, K., & Shiota, D., The Astrophysical Journal, 2017, 838(2), 134. href=https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa6682
  • High-resolution observations of flare precursors in the low solar atmosphere, Haimin Wang, Chang Liu, Kwangsu Ahn, Yan Xu, Ju Jing, Na Deng, Nengyi Huang, Rui Liu, Kanya Kusano, Gregory D. Fleishman, Dale E. Gary & Wenda Cao, Nature Astronomy, 2017, 1, 85. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-017-0085
  • Simulation Study of Hemispheric Phase-Asymmetry in the Solar Cycle, Shukuya, D.; Kusano, K., The Astrophysical Journal, 2017, 835, 1, 84. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/835/1/84
  • The Characteristics of Solar X-Class Flares and CMEs: A Paradigm for Stellar Superflares and Eruptions?, Harra, Louise K.; Schrijver, Carolus J.; Janvier, Miho; Toriumi, Shin; Hudson, Hugh; Matthews, Sarah; Woods, Magnus M.; Hara, Hirohisa; Guedel, Manuel; Kowalski, Adam; Osten, Rachel; Kusano, Kanya; Lueftinger, Theresa , Solar Physics, 2016, 291, 6, pp.1761-1782. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11207-016-0923-0
  • Structure and Stability of Magnetic Fields in Solar Active Region12192 Based on Nonlinear Force-Free Field Modeling, Inoue, S.; Hayashi, K.; Kusano, K., The Astrophysical Journal, 2016, 818, 2, 168, 11. https://doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/818/2/168
  • Fast magnetic reconnection supported by sporadic small-scale Petschek-type shocks, Shibayama, Takuya; Kusano, Kanya; Miyoshi, Takahiro; Nakabou, Takashi; Vekstein, Grigory, Physics of Plasmas, 2015, 22, 10, 100706. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4934652
  • Other papers: Faculty Profile Database of Nagoya University

Academic Society Membership

  • The Physical Society of Japan
  • The Astronomical Society of Japan
  • Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences
  • The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research
  • International Astronomical Union (IAU)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)


e-mail nagoya-u.jp