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  Shigehiro (Hiro) Nagataki
  Chief Scientist

   Research Interests

  • Supernovae
  • Gamma Ray Bursts
  • Ultra High-energy Cosmic Rays

  Email: shigehiro.nagataki
  Hirotaka Ito
  Research Scientist

  Research Interests
  • Gamma Ray Bursts
  • Active Galactic Nuclei

  Email: hirotaka.ito
  Susumu Inoue
  Research Scientist

  Research Interests
  • High energy astrophysics
  • Observational cosmology

  Email: susumu.inoue
  Gilles Ferrand
  Research Scientist
  Homepage

  Research Interests
  • Supernova Remnants
  • Galactic Cosmic Rays

  Email: gilles.ferrand
  Haoning He
  Special Postdoctoral
  Researcher

  Research Interests
  • High energy astrophysics

  Email: haoning.he
  Masaomi Ono
  Research Scientist

  Research Interests
  • Supernovae
  • Explosive nucleosynthesis

  Email: masaomi.ono
  Oliver Just
  Special Postdoctral
  Researcher

   Research Interests
  • Neutron-Star Mergers
  • Core-Collapse Supernovae
  • Neutrino Transport

  Email: oliver.just
  Masanori Arakawa
  Junior Research
  Associate

  Research Interests
  • Supernova remnants
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  Visiting Scientists
  Maxim Barkov
  Purdue University
  Postdoctoral Researcher

  Research Interests
  • High-energy astro objects
  • MHD simulations
  Toshio Terasawa
  University of Tokyo
  Emeritus Professor

  Research Interests
  • Observational and theoretical studies on
    coherent radiation processes in pulars
    and fast radio bursts
  • Particle acceleration mechanisms

  Past Members
  Jirong Mao
  Yunnan Observatory
  Professor

  Research Interests
  • Gamma Ray Bursts
  • Explosive nucleosynthesis
  Alexey Tolstov
  Kavli IPMU
  Postdoctral Researcher
  Homepage

  Research Interests
  • Supernovae
  • Radiative Transfer
  Maria G. Dainotti
  Assistant Professor
  Jagellonian Univ., Poland
  Marie Curie Fellow
  (Stanford Univ.)

  Research Interests
  • Gamma Ray Bursts
  • Cosmology
  Yuto Teraki
  National Institute of
  Technology, Asahikawa
  College
  Lecturer

  Research Interests
  • Radiation mechanisms in
    High-energy astro objects
  Tomohide Wada
  Tohoku University
  Assistant Professor

  Research Interests
  • Pulsar
  • MHD, PIC, N-body
    simulation
  Annop Wongwathanarat
  Max Planck Institute for
  Astrophysics (MPA)
  Researcher

  Research Interests
  • Core collapse supernovae
  Jin Matsumoto
  Leeds Univ.
  Postdoctral Researcher

  Research Interests
  • Astrophysical Jets
  Herman (S.-H.) Lee
  Lecturer
  Kyoto University
  Homepage

   Research Interests
  • Supernova Remnants
  • Galactic Cosmic Rays

  Email: shiu-hang.lee
  Tomoya Takiwaki
  NAOJ
  Assistant Professor
  Homepage

  Research Interests
  • Core collapse supernovae

  Donald C. Warren
  iTHEMS, RIKEN
  Research Scientist

  Research Interests
  • Supernova Remnants

  Email: donald.warren

  Past iTHES-CC Members
  Akinori Tanaka 
  RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence
  Project (AIP)
  Research Scientist

  Research Interests
  • String Theory
  • AdS/CFT Correspondence

  Email: akinori.tanaka
  Yuki Yokokura
  iTHEMS, RIKEN
  Special Postdoctoral Researcher

  Research Interests
  • Quantum Gravity and
    String theory
  • Gravity and Black Hole
  • Thermodynamics

  Email: yuki.yokokura
  Masaru Hongo
  iTHEMS, RIKEN
  Special Postdoctoral Researcher
  Homepage

  Email: masaru.hongo

Research Interests
  • Hydrodynamics and non-equilibrium
    statistical mechanics
  • Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) created in heavy-ion
    collisions

  Visitors
  Andrea Boria
  Jagellonian Univ., Poland
  Period: Jul. - Aug. 2014,
  Jan. 2014
  Haoning He
  University of California
  Period: Nov. - Dec. 2014
  Shin-ichiro Fujimoto
  National Institute of
  Technology, Kumamoto
  College
  Period:
  Jun. 2015 - Mar. 2016
  Zhaoming Gan
  Shanghai Astronomical
  Observatory, CAS
  Period:
  Sep. 2016 - Oct. 2016
  Sarira Sahu
  JSPS invitational Fellow
  Instituto de Ciencias
  Nucleares (ICN)
  Universidad Nacional
  Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
  Associate professor
  Period: Apr. 2017 - Feb. 2018

  Research Interests
  • Astroparticle Physics (High energy neutrino,
    High energy Blazars)
  • Finite Temperature Field Theory
  Tyler Parsotan
  Oregon State University
  Period: Jun. - Aug. 2017

  Research Interests
  • Gamma Ray Bursts
  Camilia Demidem
  JSPS Summer Program Fellow
  AstroParticle & Cosmology
  laboratory (APC)
  Paris Institute of Astrophysics (IAP)
  Period: Jun. - Aug. 2018




  Research Interests
  • Particle acceleration in shocks & turbulent flows
  • Relativistic MHD, hybrid MHD-PIC simulations
  Lei Feng
  Purple Mountain Observatory
  Period: Jul. - Aug. 2018

  Research Interests
  • Dark matter indirect detection
    and Astroparticle physics
  YunFeng Liang
  Purple Mountain Observatory
  Period: Jul. - Aug. 2018

  Research Interests
  • High energy astrophysics and
    Dark matter indirect detection




  Ziqing Xia
  Purple Mountain Observatory
  Period: Aug. 2018

  Research Interests
  • Dark matter (WIMPs, ALPs) indirect
    detection, Gamma-ray data analysis,
    and High energy astrophysics


    Group Photo


Lab members, Akira Mizuta (Computational Astrophysics Lab), Donald Warren (iTHEMS), and Masamune Oguri (Visitor)
taken at RIKEN on 4/6/2018


Lab members and Toshio Terasawa (iTHES), Sarira Sahu (Visitor)
taken at RIKEN on 5/9/2017


Lab members and Toshio Terasawa (iTHES), iTHES-CC members, Sarira Sahu (Visitor)
taken at RIKEN on 4/7/2017


Lab members and Toshio Terasawa (iTHES), Zhaoming Gan (Visitor), Amir Levinson (Visitor)
taken at RIKEN on 10/3/2016


Lab members and Akira Mizuta (Computational Astrophysics lab)
taken at RIKEN on 9/30/2015


Lab members and Haoning He (Visitor),
taken at RIKEN on 12/17/2014


Lab members and 4 secretaries,
taken at RIKEN on 8/1/2013


Credits for background and slide show images:
S. Brunier, O. Krause, JPL/Caltech, NASA, NAOJ, ESA/Hubble