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  Shigehiro (Hiro) Nagataki
  Chief Scientist

   Research Interests

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

  Email: shigehiro.nagataki
  Akira Mizuta
  Research Scientist

  Research Interests
  • High Energy Astrophysics Bursts
  • Gamma Ray Bursts
  • Active Galactic Nuclei Jets
  • Numerical Hydordynamics

  Email: akira.mizuta
  Hirotaka Ito
  Research Scientist

  Research Interests
  • Gamma Ray Bursts
  • Active Galactic Nuclei

  Email: hirotaka.ito
  Gilles Ferrand
  Research Scientist
  Homepage

  Research Interests
  • Supernova Remnants
  • Galactic Cosmic Rays

  Email: gilles.ferrand
  Masaomi Ono
  Research Scientist

  Research Interests
  • Supernovae
  • Explosive nucleosynthesis

  Email: masaomi.ono
  Eiji Kido
  Research Scientist

  Research Interests
  • Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays

  Email: eiji.kido
  Hajime Sotani
  Research Scientist

   Research Interests
  • Physics of neutron stars
  • Gravitational waves

  Email: hajime.sotani
  Nobuya Nishimura
  Research Scientist

  Homepage

   Research Interests
  • Nucleosynthesis
  • Galactic Chemical Evolution
  • Nuclear Astrophysics
  Email: nobuya.nishimura
  Yuta Sekino
  Postdoctoral Researcher

  Research Interests
  • Ultracold atoms
  • Superfluids
  • Transport phenomena
  Donald C. Warren
  iTHEMS, RIKEN
  Research Scientist

  Research Interests
  • Supernova Remnants

  Email: donald.warren
  Ryo Higuchi
  Special Postdoctoral Researcher

  Research Interests
  • UHECR, galactic
  • magnetic field
  • galaxy cluster formation

  Email: ryo.higuchi
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  Visiting Scientists
  Maxim Barkov
  Russian Academy of Sciences
  Staff Scientist

  Research Interests
  • High-energy astro objects
  • MHD simulations
  Yohei Kawazura
  Tohoku University
  Assistant professor

  Research Interests
  • Plasma physics
  • Kinetic turbulence simulation
  • Accretion disk
  • Analytical mechanics of plasmas
  Email:yohei.kawazura
  Haoning He
  Purple Mountain Observatory
  Associate Professor

  Research Interests
  • High energy astrophysics

  Email: haoning.he
  Oliver Just
  GSI
  Researcher

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

  Email: oliver.just
  Susumu Inoue
  Research Scientist

  Research Interests
  • High energy astrophysics
  • Observational cosmology

  Email: susumu.inoue
  Noemie Globus
  New York University/Flatiron Institute

  Research Interests
  • Black hole jets
  • Multi-messenger astroparticle physics
  • Origin of the biological homochirality

  Email: noemie.globus
  Atsushi Tamii
  Visiting Scientist

  Research Interests
  • Nuclear reaction experiment
  • Ultra-high-energy cosmic ray

  
  Yuuki Takei
  Visiting Scientist

  Research Interests
  • radiation mechnism of supernova explosion
  • propagation of short gamma-ray burst
  Jirong Mao
  Yunnan Observatory
  Professor

  Research Interests
  • Gamma Ray Bursts
  • Explosive nucleosynthesis

  Past Members
  Alexey Tolstov
  Private Company
  Homepage

  Research Interests
  • Supernovae
  • Radiative Transfer
  Maria G. Dainotti
  NAOJ
  Assistant Professor

  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
  Private Company

  Research Interests
  • Core collapse supernovae
  Jin Matsumoto
  Keio Univ.
  Assistant Professor

  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
  Associate Professor
  Homepage

  Research Interests
  • Core collapse supernovae

  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
  Masanori Arakawa
  Private Company
 

  Research Interests
  • Supernova remnants

  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
  Niigata Univ.
  Assistant Professor
  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
  Noemie Globus
  New York University/Flatiron Institute
  Period: July - Aug. 2019

  Research Interests
  • Black hole jets
  • Multi-messenger astroparticle physics
  • Origin of the biological homochirality



    Group Photo


Lab members (2021)



Lab members (2020)



Lab members, Donald Warren (iTHEMS), Herman Lee (Kyoto U.) and Akira Dohi (Kyusyu U.)
taken at RIKEN on 11/7/2019


Lab members, Donald Warren (iTHEMS), and Herman Lee (Kyoto U.)
taken at RIKEN on 11/7/2019


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