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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

KICC Annual Report 2018

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Roberto Maiolino appointed Honorary Professor of University College London

Dec 02, 2019

Roberto Maiolino, Director of the Kavli Institute, has been appointed Honorary Professor of University College London in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Gas content and quenching of local galaxies

Nov 21, 2019

During galactic transition towards quiescence 'it is not only the gas reservoir of a galaxy which decreases but also the efficiency with which the gas is turned into stars' - suggests a new study led by KICC researchers.

Detecting galaxy halo heating from accreting black holes

Oct 25, 2019

Scientists at the Kavli Institute have identified hot gas around the most luminous quasar at an epoch when the universe was less than 4 billion years old.

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