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Kent Yagi

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Office location and address
318 JBL
382 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., 2012, Kyoto
AS-PHYS Probing Dense Matter Physics with Multimessenger Observations of Neutron Stars
Source: Sloan Foundation
September 15, 2019 – September 14, 2023
AS-Phys Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Undergraduate Research Scholarship - Ajith
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
August 15, 2022 – May 31, 2023
AS-PHYS White Dwarf Astrophysics and Tests of General Relativity with LISA
Source: U.S. NASA - Goddard
May 01, 2020 – April 30, 2023
AS-PHYS Probing the Nature of Black Holes with LISA
Source: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
March 01, 2022 – February 24, 2023
AS-PHYS Exploring Gravitational and Nuclear Physics with Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 01, 2018 – August 31, 2022
AS-Phys Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Undergraduate Research Scholarship - Josef Zimmerman
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
July 01, 2020 – June 30, 2021
PHYS 1420: Introductory Physics 1: Classical Mechanics, Waves, and Thermodynamics
Credits: 3
First semester of the introductory physics sequence recommended for prospective physics majors. Topics include particle kinematics and dynamics, energy and momentum conservation, rotational motion, fluids, oscillatory motion, waves, sound, and thermodynamics. Emphasis is on building foundations for future studies in physics. Three lecture hours. MATH 1310; Co-requisite: MATH 1320; or instructor permission.
PHYS 2559: New Course in Physics
Credits: 3
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject of Physics
PHYS 3993: Independent Study
Credits: 3
Individual study of topics in physics not normally covered in formal classes. Study is carried out under the tutelage of a faculty member with whom the requirements are agreed upon prior to enrollment. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission
PHYS 3995: Research
Credits: 3
A research project on a topic in physics carried out under the supervision of a faculty member culminating in a written report. May be taken more than once. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 4998: Senior Thesis
Credits: 3
May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PHYS 5240: Introduction to the Theory of General Relativity
Credits: 3
Reviews special relativity and coordinate transformations. Includes the principle of equivalence; effects of gravitation on other systems and fields; general tensor analysis in curved spaces and gravitational field equations; Mach's principle, tests of gravitational theories; perihelion precession, red shift, bending of light, gyroscopic precession, radar echo delay; gravitational radiation; relativisitic stellar structure and cosmography; and cosmology. Prerequisite: Advanced calculus through partial differentiation and multiple integration; vector analysis in three dimensions.
PHYS 7410: Electricity and Magnetism I
Credits: 3
A consistent mathematical account of the phenomena of electricity and magnetism; electrostatics and magnetostatics; macroscopic media; Maxwell theory; and wave propagation. Prerequisite: PHYS 7250 or instructor permission.
PHYS 7995: Independent Study
Credits: 3–6
Independent research supervised by a faculty member. May be repeated for credit.
PHYS 8999: Master Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
ASTR 9995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–12
Under supervision, the student undertakes or assists with a current research problem. This course may be repeated for credit.
PHYS 9998: Pre-Qual Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For students who have not passed the Qualifying exam for doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
PHYS 9999: PhD Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
ASTR 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.