Ph.D., Univ. of Tokyo, 2013
My research interests focus on cosmology and its connection to fundamental physics. Recent developments in observational experiments have revealed phenomenological aspects of cosmology in an impressive way. In particular they strongly suggest the new paradigms such as cosmic inflation, dark matter and dark energy. Fundamental physics such as particle physics and string theory will play a crucial role in clarifying the mechanism of these phenomena. At the same time, the observational data will provide a probe for high energy frontier. By focusing on such a connection, I would like to contribute to deepening our understanding of the universe and developing the fundamental theory.
Recently, I am focusing on cosmic inflation in particular. I am exploring a way to probe high energy physics using inflation. I am also interested in developing theoretical framework for cosmology based on recent developments in particle physics and string theory.