Dr. Yosuke MIZUNO (水野 陽介)

Tsung-Dao Lee Institute & School of Physics and Astronomy
Shanghai Jiao-Tong University
800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai, 200240, China


  • Ph.D., Department of Physics and Astronomy, Kyoto University, 2004
    Thesis: “General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Simulation of Collapsars as a Model of Gamma-Ray Bursts”, supervisor: Prof. Kazunari Shibata
  • M.Sc., Department of Natural Sciences, Aichi University of Education, 2001
    Thesis: “MHD Accretion onto Black Hole: Comparison between numerical simulations and analytical solutions”, supervisor: Prof. Masaaki Takahashi
  • B.Sc., Department of Natural Sciences, Aichi University of Education, 1999


  • T.D. Lee Fellow, Tsung-Dao Lee Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Oct. 2020 – present
  • Associate Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Oct. 2020 – present
  • Research Associate, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, Oct. 2014 – Sep. 2020
  • NSC Assistant Research Scholar, Institute of Astronomy, Taiwan Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, Oct. 2011 – Sep. 2014
  • Research Scientist, Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Resarch, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA, Jun. 2008 – Sep. 2011
    • NAOJ Short-Term Visiting Scholar, Center for Computational Astrophysics, National Astronomical Observatory in Japan, Japan, Apr. 2011 (1 month)
  • Visiting Research Scientist, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA, Apr. 2008 – Jun. 2008 (3 months)
  • NRC Research Fellow / NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, USA, Apr. 2005 – Mar. 2008
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Astronomy, Kyoto University, Japan, Apr. 2004 – Mar. 2005


  • 2021 Royal Astronomical Society Group Achievement Award (EHT Collaboration), Royal Astronomical Society, UK. 2021
  • Einstein Medal 2020 (EHT Collaboration), Albert Einstein Society, Switzerland, 2020
  • Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award (EHT Collaboration), Smithsonian Magazine, USA, 2019
  • Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (EHT Collaboration), Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation, USA, 2019
  • Diamond Achievement Award (EHT Collaboration), National Science Foundation, USA, 2019
  • NSC Assistant Research Scholar, Science Council, Taiwan, 2011
  • NRC Research Fellow/NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, National Academies, USA, 2005


  1. [Lecturing] Graduate Course “Astrophysical Hydrodynamics”, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2021AW, 2022AW (16 classes)
  2. [Lecturing] Graduate Course “Frontier Topics in Astronomy”, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2021SS, 2022SS (1 class)
  3. [Lecturing] Special graduate course “General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics”, University of Sao Paulo, 2018 (5 classes)
  4. [Lecturing] Course “Advanced General Relativity, Exercise”, Goethe University, 2018 SS (1 class)
  5. [Lecturing] Course “Introduction of Astronomy I, Exercise”, Goethe University, 2017 AW (15 classes)
  6. [Lecturing] Graduate course “Hydrodynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics”
    , Goethe Univ, fall-winter semester, 2016AW (3 class), 2018AW (2 classes)
  7. [Lecturing] Graduate course “Hydrodynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics”, Exercises
    , Goethe Univ, 2014AW (15 classes), 2016AW (7 classes), 2018AW (15 classes)
  8. [Lecturing] Graduate course “Plasma Astrophysics” (ASTR688000),
    NTHU, 2013AW (14 classes)
  9. [Student Supervision] Hector Olivares, Goethe Univ., ., Ph.D. student, 2015-2019, Technical Supervisor (Principle Supervisor: Prof. Luciano Rezzolla),
    Ph.D. thesis: “Advanced techniques in the simulation of relativistic accretion flows onto compact objects”
  10. [Student Supervision] Yu-Hsun Cheng, NTHU, master student, 2013-2014,
    Technical Supervisor (Principle Supervisor: Prof. Hsiang-Kuang Chang),
    research interests: Numerical research of accretion and outflow in relativistic objects
  11. [Student Supervision] Ting-Yu Huang, NTHU, master student, 2012-2014,
    Technical Supervisor (Principle Supervisor: Prof. Albert Kong),
    Master Thesis: “Testing adiabatic expansion and the equipartition assumption in parsec scale AGN jets with the source OH-010”
  12. [Student Supervision] Joshua Wood, UAH, summer student, 2011,
    Principle Supervisor,
    project: “Numerical investigation of supernova remnants
  13. [Student Supervision] Joshua Wood, UAH, summer student, 2010,
    Principle Supervisor,
    project: “Numerical investigation of supernova remnants”


  • Theoretical Astrophysics
  • Relativistic Astrophysics
  • Plasma Astrophysics
  • High-energy Astrophysics
  • Computational Astrophysics
  • Accretion and outflow (Jet) in relativistic objects (Black Hole and Neutron stars)
  • Magnetic activity in relativistic plasma (dissipation, reconnection, instability, turbulence)
  • Gravitation, theory of gravity (black hole shadow, pulsar dynamics)


  • 2 theses (M.Sc., Ph. D.)
  • 110 refereed journal papers [24 first or corresponding author]
  • 60+ other articles [26 refereed]
  • Total citations: >10,000, h-index: 44, g-index: 101, i-10 index: 92 (from ADS for all refereed journals as of March 29th, 2023)


[As Principle Investigator]

  1. “Numerical Investigation of theory of gravity by astrophysical black hole shadow”,
    Shanghai Science and Technology Division (China), Shanghai Target Program of Basic Science for International Scientists, 22JC1410600, 01/2023-12/2024, RMB 1,000,000
  2. “Numerical Study of Astrophysical Black Hole and Relativistic Jets in Event Horizon Telescope Era”,
    National Natural Science Foundation in China (China), 12273022, 01/2023-12/2026, RMB 618,000
  3. “Magnetic Dissipation in Relativistic Jets and Shocks”,
    Science and Technology Authorities (Taiwan), MOST 103-2112-M-007-023-MY3, 08/2014-07/2017, TWD 1,478,000
  4. “Role of Magnetic Field in Relativistic Jets and Shocks”,
    Science Council (Taiwan), NSC100-2112-M-007-022-MY3, 08/2011-07/2014, TWD 1,360,000
  5. “Magnetic Dissipation and Energy Release Mechanism in Relativistic Jets”,
    NAOJ (Japan), NAOJ visiting scholar, 03/2011-04/2011, JPY 201,000
  6. “General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations for Gamma-Ray Bursts”,
    National Academies (USA), NRC Research Fellowship & NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship, 04/2005-03/2008, $133,000

[As Co-Investigator]

  1. “Systematic Studies of Relativistic Jets and Shocks in AGN and GRBs”,
    NASA (USA), NASA Astrophysics Theory Program, NNX12AH06G, 04/2012-03/2015, $ 450,000 [PI: Nishikawa, K.-I.]
  2. “Collaborative Research: A Systematic Study of the Role of Magnetic Fields in Relativistic Jets and Shocks”,
    National Science Foundation (USA), NSF AST-0908040, 06/2009-05/2012, $465,443 [PI: Nishikawa, K.-I.]
  3. “Systematic Studies of Black Hole Systems: From Jet Formation to Propagation”,
    NASA (USA), NASA Astrophysics Theory and Fundamental Physics (ATFP) program NNX08AG83G, 5/2008-12/2010, $521,745 [PI: Nishikawa, K.-I.]
  4. “Kink Instability of Magnetized Relativistic Outflows”,
    US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (USA), 2006170, 10/2007-09/2010, $108,100 [PI: Nishikawa, K.-I., & Lyubarsky, Y.]
  5. “Collaborative Research: Macroscopic and Microscopic Processes in Relativistic Jets”,
    National Science Foundation (USA), NSF AST-0506666, 0506719, 08/2005-07/2008, $450,000 [PI: Nishikawa, K.-I.]


  • Astronomical Society of Japan, 2001-present
  • American Astronomical Society, 2006-present
  • International Astronomical Union, 2012-present
  • European Astronomical Society, 2018-present
  • Black Hole Cam project, WG2 -Theory, Leader, 2014-2020
  • Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, Theory & Simulation WG, coordinator, 2018-2022, Speakers Bureau, member, 2022-present
  • ATHENA mission, Athena Science Study Team, SWG 2.5 (Physics of accretion), member
  • eXTP collaboration, member


  • JAPANESE, native
  • ENGLISH, fluent speaking and writing
  • MANDARIN CHINESE, beginner
  • GERMAN, beginner