Nagamine Kentaro

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Nagamine Kentaro
Osaka University
Graduate School of Science Department of Earth and Space Science
Job title
Ph.D.(Princeton University)


My research field is structure formation and cosmology. We study how the large-scale structure and galaxies evolved over time in the Universe dominated by dark matter and dark energy, using large-scale cosmological hydrodynamic simulations. By comparing our simulation results with various astronomical observations by, e.g., the Subaru Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope, we can constrain the theories of structure formation and cosmological model. My recent research focus is high-resolution zoom-in simulations of galaxy formation at high-redshift, feedback effects by supernovae and supermassive black holes, radiative transfer, and formation of supermassive black holes.

Research Areas


Committee Memberships

Apr 2019
PASJ (Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan)  Associate Editor
Apr 2015
Mar 2019
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan  Subaru TAC
Apr 2016
Cyber Media Center, Osaka University  High Performance Computing System Committee
Apr 2017
Mar 2018
PASJ (Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan)  Guest Associate Editor

Awards & Honors

Jul 2015
Research Award, Osaka University Presidential Award, Osaka University
Winner: Kentaro NAGAMINE
Mar 2012
Distinguished Researcher Award, University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Science
Winner: Kentaro NAGAMINE

Published Papers

Aoyama, S., Hou, K.-C., Hirashita, H., Nagamine, K., Shimizu, I.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society      Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Ardaneh, K., Luo, Y., Shlosman, I., Nagamine, K., Wise, J., Begelman, M.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society      Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Aoyama, S., Hirashita, H., Lim, C.-F., Chang, Y.-Y., Wang, W.-H., Nagamine, K., Hou, K.-C., Shimizu, I., Chung, H.-H., Lee, C.-H., Zheng, X.-Z.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society   484(2) 1852-1864   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
Shimizu, I., Todoroki, K., Yajima, H., Nagamine, K.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society   484(2) 2632-2655   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
Ando, R., Nishizawa, A. J., Hasegawa, K., Shimizu, I., Nagamine, K.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society   484(4) 5389-5399   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
Hou, K.-C., Aoyama, S., Hirashita, H., Nagamine, K., Shimizu, I.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society   485(2) 1727-1744   May 2019   [Refereed]


Hidenobu Yajima, Kentaro Nagamine, Qirong Zhu, Sadegh Khochfar, Claudio Dalla Vecchia
   Apr 2017
We present the results of cosmological hydrodynamic simulations with zoom-in
initial conditions, and investigate the formation of the first galaxies and
their evolution towards observable galaxies at Tex. We focus on three
different galaxie...
Kuan-Chou Hou, Hiroyuki Hirashita, Kentaro Nagamine, Shohei Aoyama, Ikkoh Shimizu
   Apr 2017
To understand the evolution of extinction curve, we calculate the dust
evolution in a galaxy using smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations
incorporating stellar dust production, dust destruction in supernova shocks,
grain growth by accretion a...
Ji-hoon Kim, Oscar Agertz, Romain Teyssier, Michael J. Butler, Daniel Ceverino, Jun-Hwan Choi, Robert Feldmann, Ben W. Keller, Alessandro Lupi, Thomas Quinn, Yves Revaz, Spencer Wallace, Nickolay Y. Gnedin, Samuel N. Leitner, Sijing Shen, Britton D. Smith, Robert Thompson, Matthew J. Turk, Tom Abel, Kenza S. Arraki, Samantha M. Benincasa, Sukanya Chakrabarti, Colin DeGraf, Avishai Dekel, Nathan J. Goldbaum, Philip F. Hopkins, Cameron B. Hummels, Anatoly Klypin, Hui Li, Piero Madau, Nir Mandelker, Lucio Mayer, Kentaro Nagamine, Sarah Nickerson, Brian W. O'Shea, Joel R. Primack, Santi Roca-Fàbrega, Vadim Semenov, Ikkoh Shimizu, Christine M. Simpson, Keita Todoroki, James W. Wadsley, John H. Wise, for the AGORA Collaboration
Astrophysical Journal, 833, 202, 2016      Oct 2016
Using an isolated Milky Way-mass galaxy simulation, we compare results from 9
state-of-the-art gravito-hydrodynamics codes widely used in the numerical
community. We utilize the infrastructure we have built for the AGORA
High-resolution Galaxy Sim...
Shohei Aoyama, Kuan-Chou Hou, Ikkoh Shimizu, Hiroyuki Hirashita, Keita Todoroki, Jun-Hwan Choi, Kentaro Nagamine
MNRAS (2017) 466 (1): 105-121      Sep 2016
We perform smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) simulations of an isolated
galaxy with a new treatment for dust formation and destruction. To this aim, we
treat dust and metal production self-consistently with star formation and
supernova feedbac...
Tatsuya Satsuka, Toru Tsuribe, Suguru Tanaka, Kentaro Nagamine
   Jul 2016
We perform three dimensional smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH)
simulations of gas accretion onto the seeds of binary stars to investigate
their short-term evolution. Our simulation setup is more realistic compared to
the previous works by taki...

Books etc

Numerical Simulations in Cosmology, Encyclopedia of Cosmology
Kentaro NAGAMINE (Part:Editor)
Mar 2018