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Prof. Dr. Eiichiro Komatsu

Eiichiro Komatsu is a director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics (since August 2012). He obtained his doctoral degree from Tohoku University in Japan in 2001. After doing a postdoc at Princeton University, he joined the University of Texas at Austin as a faculty member in 2003. He is interested in and works on all aspects of physical cosmology.

Research interests:

  • Theme: Physical cosmology
  • Topics: Physics of cosmic inflation; Nature of dark matter; Nature of dark energy
  • Tools: Cosmic microwave background; Large-scale structure of the universe; Clusters of galaxies


Contact Address:

Prof. Dr. Eiichiro Komatsu
Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik
85741 Garching, Germany

E-Mail: komatsu @