Born and educated in Japan. After obtaining PhD in astrophysics at Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, in 1995, I moved to Europe, working at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge in UK (1995-2005), at the Max Planck Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik in Germany (2005-2008), and at INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna in Italy (2008-2009). In 2010, I joined ICREA, to work as an ICREA Research Professor at the Institut de Ciències del Cosmos of Universitat de Barcelona (ICCUB).
My research is an observational study of star-forming galaxies and supermassive black holes that power active galactic nuclei (AGN), mainly at X-ray wavelengths as well as at other wavelengths in cosmic survey projects. The X-ray study is aimed to understand the physics in high-energy phenomena observed in galaxies undergoing intense star formation and the vicinity of central black holes in AGN. The multi-wavelength survey projects aim at understanding the formation and evolution of supermassive black holes. Presently, I am an active member of the multiwavelength projects of GOALS (Great Observatories All-sky LIRGs Survey) for local luminous infrared galaxies, SHELLQs (Subaru High-z Exploration for Low-Luminosity Quasars) for the most distant quasars, and eROSITA-Subaru/HSC collaborations for new X-ray selected AGN.
- Gilli R, Norman C, Calura F, Vito F, Decarli R, Marchesi S, Iwasawa K, Comastri A, Lanzuisi G, Pozzi F, D'Amato Q.; Vignali C, Brusa M, Mignoli M & Cox P 2022, 'Supermassive black holes at high redshift are expected to be obscured by their massive host galaxies' interstellar medium', Astronomy & Astrophysics, 666, A17.
- Matsuoka Y, Iwasawa K, Onoue M, Izumi T, Kashikawa N, Strauss MA, Imanishi M et al. 2022, “Subaru High-z Exploration of Low-luminosity Quasars (SHELLQs). XVI. 69 New Quasars at 5.8 < z < 7.0”, Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 259, 1, 18, 19.
Selected research activities
Telescope times for Gran Telescopio Canarias (PI, 2022A), Subaru Telescope (co-I, S22A, S22B), WM Keck Observatory (co-I, 2022B), Hubble Space Telescope (co-I, Cycle 30), ALMA (co-I, Cycle 9) have been awarded.