Katsushi Arisaka

Katsushi Arisaka
High Energy, Astroparticle, and Neurophysics

Office: 4-146 Knudsen
Phone: (310) 825-4925
E-Mail: [javascript protected email address]

Educational Background: 
  • Ph.D., University of Tokyo, Japan. 1985
  • Research Investigator, University of Pennsylvania. 1985-1988
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics UCLA. 1988-1991
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physics UCLA. 1991-1995
  • Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy UCLA. 1995-Present
Research Interest: 

My prime interest is to understand the origin of the Universe, life and consciousness altogether by yet-to-be-discovered physics laws. In particular I am interested in how the Universe was evolved at its earliest stage. I have been conducting several research studies in Europe and in the U.S.

For details, please visit Arisaka Lab’s Homepage.

  • Direct Detection of Dark Matter. 
There is overwhelming evidence that our universe is filled by invisible particles called dark matter.  However its origin and nature are still unknown.  We are conducting the world largest dark matter experiments (XENON and DarkSide) at Gran Sasso National Lab in Italy. 
  • Hadron Collider Experiment. 
The most direct method to study the early Universe is to recreate it by colliding particles with an accelerator like the LHC at CERN in Switzerland. As a member of the CMS we have constructed muon detectors.  We have recently discovered the Higgs Particle, also known as “God Particle”.
  • Neurophysics. 
Human brains are arguably the most complex objects in the Universe, consisting of 1011 neurons and 1014 connections. Using state-of-the-art experimental techniques I am exploring the origin of the consciousness, especially how we can recognize space and time.