I am a theoretical astrophysicist, working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, Germany.
Starting in the Fall of 2014, I will begin a dual appointment as an Assistant Research Professor at Stony Brook University and as a Research Associate at New York University.
My research focuses on the origins, growth and dynamics of (big) black holes:
binaries and mergers of supermassive black holes,
the cosmic origins and evolution of supermassive black holes,
and the theory of gas accreting onto black holes and other compact objects.
You can reach me at taka [at] mpa-garching [dot] mpg [dot] de
(I am a native speaker of English and Japanese, but I can also communicate in Spanish and basic German.)