Tatsuya Akiba
Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Lead
Lead Graduate Fellow 2021-22

I am a third-year Ph.D. student in the Astrophysics & Planetary Sciences department at CU Boulder. I currently serve as a Research Assistant (RA) for JILA under Dr. Ann-Marie Madigan studying N-body dynamics of stars around supermassive black holes. More specifically, I am currently working on the formation and evolution of eccentric nuclear disks (ENDs) from the gravitational wave recoil kick of a supermassive black hole merger. In the past, I have been a Teaching Assistant (TA) for ASTR 3510 and ASTR 1010.