Hiroyuki Nakano is a center's affiliate researcher who is collaborating with CCRG members on analytical relativity aspects of binary black holes (BBHs) and at the interface of source simulation and gravitational wave data analysis. He is a program-specific researcher at Theoretical Astrophysics Group, Kyoto University in Japan, and a member of the KAGRA project, the Japanese gravitational wave interferometer.
He was a postdoctoral researcher and research scientist in the CCRG in 2007-2012. His research was fundedby NSF grant PHY-0969855 (PI: Carlos O. Lousto). Hiroyuki earned an M.Sc. (1999) and a Ph.D (Science) (2002) in General Relativity (on Gravitational Self-Force Regularization) from the Osaka University (Theoretical Astrophysics Group). He was supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowships [DC1] from April 1999 to March 2002, and then a lecturer (research fellow of Science) in National Astronomical Observatory of Japan from April 2002 to May 2002, and a Research fellow (Research supporter for gravitational wave data analysis) in Osaka University from June 2002 to March 2003. He then moved to the Osaka City University (Theoretical Astrophysics (Theory of Gravity)) as a post-doctoral researcher which was supported by JSPS Fellowships [PD] from April 2003 to March 2006. Then, he was a postdoctoral Researcher in The University of Texas at Browsville (Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy) from April 2006 to June 2006, and a post-doctoral researcher which was supported by JSPS Fellowships [Abroad] from July 2006 to June 2008.