About Me

Hello! My name is Tatsuya Akiba, and I am an astrophysicist in training. I am currently a graduate student and research assistant at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences department. I received my B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Truman State University in August 2019.

I am passionate about research as well as teaching, and I hope to continue my career path into academia as faculty and/or research scientist. I consider myself a “learner for life”, always eager to learn new astronomical, physical, and mathematical concepts through continued coursework and research, and I endeavor to spread the same knowledge and enthusiasm for science through my teaching.

Early Life

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. I started learning English at a young age and grew up bilingual. I attended international schools throughout my pre-collegiate education and graduated from K. International School Tokyo in June 2015 having gone through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. In high school, my focus was on mathematics, physics, and chemistry.