I am an associate professor at the Kavli Institute of Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), University of Tokyo, Japan.
As an astronomer, I chase after supernovae and gamma-ray bursts. My approach is a combination of theory and observation. The theoretical study is primary on multi-dimensional hydrodynamics, nuclear reactions, and radiation transport, mostly done by computer simulations. It is also a great pleasure to test the theory by observational data. I propose observing projects for some telescopes, including the Suabru telescope on the sumit of Maunakea, Hawaii, where I frequently visit for the observation.
Aims of the reseach are to fully understand the still-unknown mechanisms of these most energetic explosive events in the present Universe, to provide solid basis of using these luminous objects in the Cosmological study, and to come up with new ideas to prove the evolution of the Universe.