Born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1958, and graduated from Department of Applied physics, The University of Tokyo in 1980. From 1983 to 1986, he was a research associate in Institute for Solid State Physics, Univ. Tokyo, and received a D.Sci from Univ. Tokyo in 1986. From 1988 to 1990, he worked as a visiting scientist at Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before joining the Department of Applied Physics in Univ. Tokyo where he is now a professor. From 2013 he has joint appointment with the Deputy Director of the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS). His research field is theoretical condensed-matter physics, especially involving the strong electron correlation, optical responses of solids, topological aspects of condensed matter, and superconductivity. For his accomplishments, he has received the Yukawa Prize, Japan IBM Prize, Nissan Science Prize, Nishina Memorial Prize, Fujihara Prize, and Purple Ribbon.

Research Interests

Condensed matter theory. Strong electron correlation, magnetism, and superconductivity in solids. Topological aspects of electronic systems.

Membership Type

International Member

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Primary Section

Section 33: Applied Physical Sciences

Secondary Section

Section 13: Physics