Dr Michihisa Yamamoto from the Quantum-Phase Electronic Center, The University of Tokyo, and Center of Emergent Matters, RIKEN, Japan is the winner of the 2017 Sir Martin Wood Prize. Dr Yamamoto was recognised for his work on the “Control and detection of quantum phase in semiconductor nanostructures”. It involved successfully detecting and controlling quantum interference effects of travelling electron waves in state-of-the-art nano-structures, opening a path to “Quantum Electron Wave Technology”.

Dr Yamamoto was awarded with the medal, certificate and a total cash prize of ¥500,000 at the British Embassy in Tokyo in November 2017.  On winning the prize, Professor Ishizaki also gets the opportunity to give a series of lectures at the leading British and German Universities. 

2017 Sir Martin Wood Prize winner for Japan







Dr Yamamoto gave a lecture on his award-winning work titled “Control and detection of quantum phase in semiconductor nanostructures” at the University of Tokyo on Friday 16th February, 2018.  The lecture was hosted by Professor Hidenori Takagi and was a special session of an International Workshop on Quantum Materials. The lecture was attended by about 80 researchers and was followed by a reception where the audience could talk informally to each other.

His next lecture is at the Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, UK on "Management and Control of the Phase of an Electron Wave".

Date: 31st May 2018  Time: 3 pm

Room: Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory

More details on his upcoming lectures follow soon.


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