16 November 2010

Eiichiro Komatsu appointed Sophie and Tycho Brahe Visiting Professor

Professor Eiichiro Komatsu, Director of the Texas Cosmology Center will be the new Sophie and Tycho Brahe Visiting Professor at DARK. 

Eiichiro Komatsu

Professor Eiichiro Komatsu, Director of the Texas Cosmology Center.

Eiichiro's research centers around the early Universe and structural formation, in particular cosmic microwave background radiation anisotropy and polarization; inflationary scenarios of the early universe; alternative theories of gravity; and radio band observational cosmology. Eiirchiro got his PhD in 2001 from Tohuku University, and since has received numerous awards for his work.

The Texas Cosmology Center was established in 2009 to facilitate interdisciplinary efforts in Cosmology between the departments of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Texas at Austin, and provides a focal point for interdisciplinary efforts between the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at the University of Austin. 

The Brahe Visiting Professorship allows DARK to collaborate with Eiirchiro and his group more actively, by co-sponsoring a prize fellowship, called the Sophie and Tycho Brahe Fellow, an independent postdoctoral position shared by the two institutions. In addition, vver the next 4 years joint activities will include extended visits between the institutions' researchers and students and the development of joint workshops and new collaborations.  

Eiirchiro Komatsu joins the ranks of DARK's previous and current Brahe Visiting Professors, Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale), Josh Bloom (UC Berkeley), and Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz (UC Santa Cruz).

Texas Cosmology Center