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 a research scientist and/or faculty. 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.

If you are interested in learning more about my personal life/experience as a graduate student, please check out my blog here.

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.