Montana State University

Department of Physics

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173840
Bozeman, MT 59717-3840

Tel: (406) 994-3614
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Location: EPS building, Room 264

Department Head:
Prof. Yves Idzerda

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Kent Yagi, Ph.D -  Postdoctoral Research Associate

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EPS Room 220, MSU, Bozeman, 59717-3840, MT

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Biographical Sketch:
Ph.D in Physics, Kyoto University, 2012 


My research interest is on theoretical aspects of gravitational waves. I mostly work on testing alternative theories of gravity using gravitational waves from a compact binary. I also work on revealing cosmological and astrophysical information from binary gravitational waves with ground- and space-based gravitational wave interferometers. My recent interest, in particular, is on measuring the equation of state of matters at nuclear and supra-nuclear densities with gravitational-wave observations, which is one of largest uncertainties in nuclear physics.

Selected Publications:

  • Kent Yagi and Takahiro Tanaka, "Constraining Alternative Theories of Gravity by Gravitational Waves from Precessing Eccentric Compact Binaries with LISA", Phy. Rev. D81, 064008 (2010)
  • Kent Yagi, Norihiro Tanahashi and Takahiro Tanaka, "Probing the Size of Extra Dimension with Gravitational Wave Astronomy", Phy. Rev. D83, 084036 (2011) 
  • Kent Yagi, "Post-Newtonian, Quasi-Circular Binary Inspirals in Quadratic Modified Gravity", Phy. Rev. D85, 064022 (2012)
  • Kent Yagi, "A New constraint on scalar Gauss-Bonnet gravity and a possible explanation for the excess of the orbital decay rate in a low-mass X-ray binary", Phy. Rev. D86, 081504 (2012)  
  • Kent Yagi, Nicolas Yunes and Takahiro Tanaka, "Gravitational Waves from Quasi-Circular Black Hole Binaries in Dynamical Chern-Simons Gravity", Phy. Rev. Lett. 109, 251105 (2012)    
  • Kent Yagi and Nicolas Yunes, "I-Love-Q", Science 341, 365 (2013)        

Selected Talks:

Invited Talks:

  • "Gravitational Wave Observations of Galactic Intermediate-Mass Black Hole Binaries with DECIGO Path Finder" in ASTROD 5 (July 2012), Bangalore, India 


Personal webpage updated: 11/4/2013 9:51:36 PM

Updated: May 7, 2014 17:01