Daisuke Nagai

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Professor of Physics and of Astronomy / Director of Graduate Studies
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Research Areas: 
Astrophysics & Cosmology
Research Type: 
Current Projects: 

Theoretical & Computational Cosmology: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Galaxy Clusters, Galaxy Formation & Evolution, Cosmological Simulations, Data Science

Biographical Sketch: 

Daisuke Nagai is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Yale University. He is also the Director of Graduate Studies in Yale Physics Department. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 2005. Before joining the faculty at Yale in 2008, he was a Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology. His work has been supported by NASA, NSF and Research Corporation and recognized with numerous awards. He has also served as one of the founding co-directors of the Yale Center for Research Computing, the Chair of Physics and Data Science Task Force at Yale Physics Department, and a member of the university-wide Data Science Advisory Committee at Yale University.

Research : 

Professor Nagai’s research interests lie in the area of cosmology and astrophysics, specializing in theoretical and computational modeling of the structure formation of the Universe and its application to cosmology. His research group develops and uses theoretical and computational models of how galaxies and clusters of galaxies form and grow in the Universe starting from the Big Bang to today.

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2005
Honors & Awards: 

Stephen Murray Distinguished Visiting Lectureship, Harvard CfA, 2018 
Cottrell Scholar Award, Research Corporation, 2012 
The IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Astrophysics, 2011

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