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Professor Dr. Masaru Shibata

Professor Dr. Masaru Shibata

Director at Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Head of the division Computational Relativistic Astrophysics


Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik

Am Mühlenberg 1
D-14471 Potsdam-Golm


Phone: +49 331 567-7220
Fax: +49 331 567-7298


Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data

Date of birth: February 4, 1966
Sex: Male
Nationality: Japanese



PhD in Physics, Kyoto University, Japan

1989-1993 Department of Physics, Kyoto University (graduate school)
1985-1989 Faculty of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology (undergraduate school)

Academic Appointments


Director at Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
(Albert Einstein Institute)

2009-Present Professor, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Japan
2000-2008 Associate Professor, Department of Earth Science and Astronomy, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan
1998-2000 Visiting Professor, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Space Science, Osaka University, Japan

Honors, Awards, Memberships, and Professional Activities

2013 International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation, Fellow
2010 Excellent Young Researchers Prize of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2008 Outstanding Paper Award of the Physical Society of Japan
2003 Nishinomiya-Yukawa Memorial Prize

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