Rimpei Chiba

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Rimpei Chiba

Graduate Student

I am a third year DPhil student in the theoretical astrophysics group supervised by Ralph Schoenrich.

I am probing the kinematic state of the dark-matter halo from the dynamical friction it exerts on the Galactic bar. I have so far constrained the bar's slowing rate by modeling the phase-space structures of the Solar neighbourhood.

I earned my bachelor's and master's degree at Tokyo Institute of Technology and started my DPhil research here in 2018 October.