Masayuki Asakawa
Nuclear Theory, Asakawa Group
Room H523, Graduate School of Science (Toyonaka Campus map )
1-1 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043
Research Interests:
 Quantum chromodynamics at finite temperature and density
 High energy nucleus collision

Expected phase diagram of QCD matter

Selected Publications:

Third moments of conserved charges as probes of QCD phase structure: Masayuki Asakawa, Shinji Ejiri, and Masakiyo Kitazawa, Physical Review Letters, 103, 262301 (2009).

Transverse velocity dependence of the proton-antiproton ratio as a signature of the QCD critical point: Masayuki Asakawa, Steffen A. Bass, Berndt Müller, and Chiho Nonaka, Physical Review Letters, 101, 122302 (2008).

Anomalous transport processes in anisotropically expanding quark-gluon plasmas: Masayuki Asakawa, Steffen A. Bass, and Berndt Müller, Progress of Theoretical Physics, 116, 725 (2007).

Anomalous viscosity of an expanding quark-gluon plasma: Masayuki Asakawa, Steffen A. Bass, and Berndt Müller, Physical Review Letters, 96, 252301 (2006).

J/ψ and ηc in the deconfined plasma from lattice QCD: Masayuki Asakawa and Tetsuo Hatsuda, Physical Review Letters, 92, 012001 (2004).


Masayuki Asakawa received a Ph.D. degree from University of Tokyo in 1991. Previous to that, he was a research affiliate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at Texas A&M University, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Columbia University. Before joining Department of Physics, Osaka University as a professor in 2004, he was an assistant professor at Nagoya University and an associate professor at Kyoto University.