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Naoki Arakawa

Office Phone: 01223 (7)46431


Research Interests

The main focus of my research is in theoretical high-energy astrophysics to investigate the physical mechanism of black holes: accretion disks and relativistic physics in the vicinity of black holes as well as their large-scale influence on hot intracluster plasma and cosmic feedback from supermassive black holes.

Awards and prizes

  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • Vice-Chancellor's Award & Cambridge International Award (University of Cambridge)
  • Honjo International Scholarship
  • Oxford Sasakawa Fund Scholarship Award
  • Nakajima Foundation Scholarship
  • SDSS Young Astronomy Student Award
  • Princeton Schwarzschild Graduate Fellowship (Princeton University)
  • Murata Overseas Scholarship
  • Academic Excellence Award (University of Tokyo)
  • Harvard ITC Scholarship
  • Caltech CCAA Scholarship
  • Dean's Award (University of Tokyo)
  • Subaru Telescope NAOJ Research Grant



  • Relativity and Gravitation