I am generally interested in anything quantum mechanical. My research has so far focused on the theory of ultracold gases, photonics, exciton-polaritons, topological insulators, topological photonics, and related areas.
2020.02 – present:
Associate Professor, Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR),
Tohoku University, Japan
2019.10 – present (concurrent):
PRESTO Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan
2018.04 – 2020.01:
Senior Research Scientist, RIKEN iTHEMS, Japan
2018.01 – 2018.03:
Postdoctoral Researcher, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
2015.04 – 2017.12:
Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, INO-CNR BEC Center, Trento, Italy
2012.09 – 2015.03:
Postdoctoral Researcher, Università di Trento, Italy
2012.06 – 2012.08:
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2012
– Thesis Title: Topics in multi-component ultracold gases and gauge fields
– Thesis Advisor: Gordon Baym
M.S. in Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 2007
B.S. in Physics, University of Tokyo, March 2006
My casual interests outside physics and maths include playing musical instruments, playing chess, swimming, cooking, studying linguistics, and religious study.
I have seen all the existing paintings by Johannes Vermeer, except for “The Concert,” which was stolen and remains missing.