Oxford Instruments welcomes Dr Takuya Satoh, winner of the Sir Martin Wood Prize, for UK lecture tour
23 May 2016
Oxford Instruments is delighted to announce the UK visit of Dr Takuya Satoh, winner of the 2015 Sir Martin Wood Science Prize for Japan, to deliver a series of lectures at leading European Universities, starting 30th May 2016. Dr Takuya Satoh is Associate Professor, Optical Condensed Matter Physics Group, in the Faculty of Science Kyushu University, Japan. Dr Satoh was selected for the prize for his work in ‘Generation and control of magnetic excitations by polarized light in antiferromagnets and ferrimagnets’.
Dr Satoh was formally presented with his prize at the ‘Millennium Science Forum’, held at the British Embassy in Tokyo. The Forum was organised by Oxford Instruments and chaired by Professor Noboru Miura from The University of Tokyo. Mr Tim Hitchens, the British Ambassador, handed over the certificate and ¥500,000 in cash to Dr Satoh, who then gave a lecture at the Forum. The guest speakers at the event were Professor Masaki Takata from Tohoku University and Professor Kevin O’Grady from The University of York.
On winning the prize, Dr Satoh also received the opportunity to give a series of lectures at leading European universities, including Max Plank Institute Stuttgart (30th May, 2016) Oxford University (1st June, 2016), University of Exeter (2nd June, 2016) and University of York (3rd June, 2016).
"I am very honoured to receive this prestigious prize. I am grateful to Oxford Instruments and the Sir Martin Wood Science Prize Committee for giving me this important opportunity to visit the leading universities in the UK and share my research work", commented Dr Satoh.
The Millennium Science Forum was established in 1998 to promote scientific exchange between Britain and Japan and to 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. Oxford Instruments is aware that there is a critical and often difficult stage for many between completing their PhD and gaining a permanent research position. The company would therefore like to help individuals who are producing innovative work, by offering assistance both financially and promoting their research work through a series of sponsorship programs.
The prize is named after Sir Martin Wood, Founder and Honorary President of Oxford Instruments plc.
The selection committee for the Sir Martin Wood Science Prize for Japan consists of eight senior Professors from leading Japanese Universities and is chaired by Professor Hidetoshi Fukuyama from Tokyo University of Science.
The previous winners of the Sir Martin Wood Science Prize for Japan over the past 18 years form an impressive roll-call of Japanese scientists, including:
· Dr Yasunobu Nakamura, then at 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
· Dr Naoya Shibata, University of Tokyo
· Dr Masamitsu Hayashi, National Institute for Material Science
Further details of the prize and nomination procedures can be obtained from the Millenium Science Forum Secretariat at email@example.com or home page www.msforum.jp.
More information on all the Science Prizes, sponsored by Oxford Instruments can be found at: www.oxford-instruments.com/scienceprize.