島袋隼士博士2016年在日本名古屋大學獲得天體物理博士學位，2016至2019年間先後在法國巴黎天文台和中國清華大學從事博士後研究。通過國際接軌的招聘程序和嚴格面試，2020年初島袋隼士博士作為預聘制副研究員（Tenure-track associate research professor）正式加入雲南大學中國西南天文研究所。島袋隼士博士的主要研究方向為21釐米宇宙學。在加入研究所短短一年裏，島袋隼士博士已在Physical Review D（PRD）上發表一作論文2篇，加入了國際重大項目——平方公里射電陣（Square Kilometre Array – SKA）並獲得科技部的經費支持，並擔任日本宇宙再電離研究組負責人及中國宇宙再電離研究組成員。島袋隼士博士積極融入研究所科研教學活動及在華生活，除了主持研究所每週一次的學術報告活動，閒暇之餘，他還積極學習漢語。
Dr. Hayato Shimabukuro features in a survey conducted by Global Times of Japanese scientists working in Chinese universities
A survey published by Global Times on 2021 January 4 reported the stories of Japanese young scientists working in Chinese universities. It found that the overwhelming motivations for those Japanese scientists to opt to come to work in China were the simple desire to further pursue research in their interested fields and the deep desire of “scientific platforms”.
Dr. Hayato Shimabukuro, a Japanese young faculty from South-western Institute for Astronomy Research (SWIFAR) of Yunnan University, was one of the Japanese scientists interviewed by Global Times. In the interview, Dr. Shimabukuro explained, from his own experiences, that the most important thing for scientific researchers is a stable research environment. Apart from top facilities, Yunnan University, an elite member of the governmental “double-worldclass” initiative, attracts scientists, home and abroad, capable of communicating proficiently in English without any obstacles, and is therefore highly internationalized. Dr. Shimabukuro cherishes very much the faculty position offered by SWIFAR of Yunnan University. He indulges himself in researches, and is full of longing for a bright academic career ahead.
Dr. Hayato Shimabukuro obtained his PhD in astrophysics from Nagoya University in Japan in 2016. From 2016 to 2019, he carried out postdoctoral researches at Paris Observatory in France and Tsinghua University in China. Via rigorous recruitment procedures of international standards including an extensive interview, Dr. Hayato Shimabukuro was appointed a tenure-track associate research professor by SWIFAR of Yunnan University in early 2020. His main research interest is 21cm cosmology. Past year he published two first-authored research articles in Physical Review D (PRD), and joined the international mega project – Square Kilometre Array (SKA) with financial support from the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, serving as chair of the cosmic reionization epoch group of Japan and a member of a similar group in China. He is actively involved in the research and teaching activities of SWIFAR, in charge of the prestigious weekly institute colloquia. In spare time, he is eagerly learning Chinese.