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Posted by Kazuya Koyama on 14 December 2015

I am a Professor of Cosmology in the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, at the University of Portsmouth, My research interests lie in theoretical cosmology, particularly the origin of structure in our Universe and the late time acceleration of the Universe.

My research is supported by the European Research Council consolidator grant "Cosmological Tests of Gravity" (2015-2020) and the STFC consolidated grant at the ICG. Previous awards include the European Research Council's starting grant, "Modified gravity models as an alternative to dark energy" , RCUK academic fellowship, PPARC psotdoctoral fellowship, Japanese JSPS potdoctoral fellowship. In 2009 I was awarded the Philipe Leverhulme prize and in 2010 I recieved the Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan . I was a PI of a Royal Society International Joint Project with the Yukawa Institute at Kyoto University. The collaboration between Portsmouth and Kyoto University was awarded the Daiwa-Adrian prize in 2010 .

I have given a number of invited talks at international conferences and written invited reviews in international journals. In 2011 and 2012, I served as a member of the selection committee for the STFC Ernest Rutherford fellowships .