Dr Masamitsu Hayashi, Senior Researcher working in the Spintronics Group, Magnetic Materials Unit, Environment and Energy Materials Division, at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Tokyo, is the winner of the 2014 Sir Martin Science Prize for Japan. Dr Hayashi was selected for the prize for his work in ‘Effective field measurements and spin torque dynamics in magnetic nanostructures’.

Dr Masamitsu Hayashi was felicitated at The "Millennium Science Forum", held at the British Embassy in Tokyo on 5th November, 2014. The Forum was organised by Oxford Instruments and chaired by Noboru Miura, Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo.  Mr. Tim Hitchens, the British Ambassador handed over the certificate and ¥500,000 in cash to the winner (see the image on the right), followed by a lecture, delivered by Dr Hayashi. The guest speakers at the event were Dr Julie Maxton from Royal Society and Dr Akira Fujishima from Tokyo University of Science.

On winning the prize, Dr Hayashi also gets the opportunity to give a series of lectures at the leading British and German Universities. Here is the schedule for his lectures held:

  • Friday 5th June, 2015: Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Monday 8th June, 2015: Oxford University, UK
  • Tuesday 9th June, 2015: Imperial College, London, UK
  • Wednesday 10th June, 2015: Cambridge University, UK
  • Friday 12th June, 2015: York University, UK

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