Sugumi Kanno

菅野 優美 (かんの すぐみ)


Assosiate Professor


Department of Physics, Kyushu University, 744, Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan


Cosmology, Gravity, String cosmology

Quantum entanglement

@ Cape Point



I received Ph.D. in physics from Kyoto University 

in March 2006. When I was in Kyoto, I worked 

on braneworld cosmology. In April 2006, I 

moved to McGill University as a postdoc. Then, 

I studied string cosmology. In April 2008, I 

became a postdoc at Kavli IPMU, University of 

Tokyo, where I initiated a study of anisotropic 

inflation motivated by supergravity. In October 2008, I moved to Durham University as a research associate. There, I worked on holographic superconductors. In October 2010, I moved to Tufts University as a research associate. I initiated a study of bubble nucleation and also tried to apply Gauge/Gravity duality to cosmology. In October 2013, I moved to University of Cape Town as a postdoc. I initiated a study of quantum entanglement in the Multiverse. In October 2014, I became an Ikerbasque Junior at the university of the Basque Country. I studied the effects of quantum entanglement with other universes on the Cosmic Microwave Background. In April 2018, I moved to Osaka University as an assistant professor. I try to find a way to observe the quantum mechanical origin of the Universe where the effects of the quantum entanglement with other universes should be encoded. In September, I moved to Kyushu University as an associate professor.


PhD, Kyoto University, JAPAN (Mar 2006)

MSc, Kyoto University, JAPAN (Mar 2003)

BA, Tokyo Institute of Technology, JAPAN (Mar 2001)


Kyushu University, JAPAN ; Associate Professor

(Sep 2020 - present)

Osaka University, JAPAN ; Assistant Professor

(Apr 2018 - Aug 2020)

University of the Basque Country, SPAIN ; Ikerbasque Junior 

(Oct 2014 - Mar 2018)

University of Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA ; Postdoctoral  researcher

(Oct 2013 - Sep 2014)

Tufts University, USA ; Research Associate

(Oct 2010 - Sep 2013)

Durham University, UK ; Research Associate

(Oct 2008 - Sep 2010)

Kavli IPMU, University of Tokyo, JAPAN ; Postdoctoral Researcher

(Apr 2008 - Sep 2008)

McGill University, CANADA ; JSPS Postdoctoral Researcher 

(Apr 2006 - Mar 2008)


Toshiko Yuasa Prize (2021)

- For the exploration of new areas of cosmology 

Physical Review D Editors’ Suggestion (2021)

- Article: Noise and decoherence induced by gravitons 

The 21st Outstanding Paper Award of the Physical Society of Japan (2016)

- Article: The nature of primordial fluctuations from anisotropic inflation

Europhysics Highlight Selection (2015)

- Article: Initial state entanglement in inflationary cosmology

Europhysics Letters Editor’s Choice Articles (2015)

- Article: A note on initial state entanglement in inflationary cosmology



JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad,

- McGill University, CANADA (Apr 2006 - Mar 2008)

JSPS Research Fellow (DC1), 

- Kyoto University, JAPAN (Apr 2003 - Mar 2006)