Dr. Masamitsu Hayashi of NIMS wins the 2014 Sir Martin Wood Prize
06 November 2014
The 2014 "Millennium Science Forum" organized by Oxford Instruments and chaired by Professor Noboru Miura was held at the British Embassy in Tokyo on Wednesday 5th November 2014.
The Millennium Science Forum was established in 1998 to promote scientific exchange between Britain and Japan and award a prize to a young researcher from a Japanese University or research institute who has performed outstanding research in the area of condensed matter science. The prize is named after Sir Martin Wood, Founder and Honorary President of Oxford Instruments plc.
Previous winners of the "Sir Martin Wood Prize" include Dr. Yasunobu Nakamura of NEC Corporation, Dr. Tokushi Kizuka, Nagoya University, Dr. Katsuya Shimizu, Osaka University, Dr. Keiya Shirahama, Keio University, Dr. Ichiro Terasaki, Waseda University, Dr. Toshimasa Fujisawa, NTT basic research laboratories, Dr. Yuzo Ohno, Tohoku University, Dr. Tsuyoshi Kimura, Osaka University , Dr. Kazutomo Suenaga, AIST, Dr. Akira Ohtomo, Tohoku University, Dr. Yousoo Kim, RIKEN, Dr. Shuichi Murakami, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dr. Yukio Kawano, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dr. Daichi Chiba, Kyoto University and Dr. Naoya Shibata, the University of Tokyo.
The Sir Martin Wood Prize selection committee consists of 8 senior Professors from Japanese Universities and is chaired by Professor Hidetoshi Fukuyama from Tokyo University of Science.
The "Sir Martin Wood Prize" winner receives ¥500,000 in cash and the opportunity to give a series of lectures in British Universities, including Oxford University.
The winner of the 2014 "Sir Martin Wood Prize" is Dr. Masamitsu Hayashi, Senior Researcher, Spintronics Group, Magnetic Materials Unit, Environment and Energy Materials Division, National Institute for Materials Science （NIMS）. Dr. Hayashi was awarded the prize for his work in Effective field measurements and spin torque dynamics in magnetic nanostructures.
Dr. Hayashi was awarded the prize at the British Embassy by Mr. Tim Hitchens, British Ambassador and gave a lecture at the Millennium Science Forum.
The guest speakers at the event were Dr. Julie Maxton from Royal Society and Dr. Akira Fujishima from Tokyo University of Science.
Further details of the prize and nomination procedures can be obtained from the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org or home page www.msforum.jp