The Sir Martin Wood Science Prize for Japan is awarded annually by the Millennium Science Forum to a young researcher from a Japanese University or research institute who has performed outstanding research in the area of condensed matter science.
The Millennium Science Forum was established in 1998 to promote scientific exchange between Britain and Japan.
The prize is named after Sir Martin Wood, Founder and Honorary President of Oxford Instruments plc. 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 lectures have acquired a good reputation in British Universities and contribute to the science and technology exchange between Japan and the UK.
Dr Yoshihiko Okamoto, Associate Professor from the Department of Applied Physics, Nagoya University, Japan is the winner of the 2018 Sir Martin Wood Prize.
Dr Okamoto has been awarded for his work on creation of new functional materials with high thermoelectric performance, novel Dirac electronic phases, and spin frustration, based on a combined approach of solid state physics and crystal chemistry.
Here is the schedule for the lectures by Dr Okamoto -
Monday 27-May-19 Max Planck Institute, Germany
Tuesday 28-May-19 Oxford University, UK
Thursday 30-May-19 Edinburgh University, UK
Friday 31-May-19 York University, UK
|Professor Hidetoshi Fukuyama (Chair)||Tokyo Universiy of Science|
|Professor Reizo Kato||RIKEN|
|Professor Hidenori Takagi||The University of Tokyo|
|Professor Masashi Kawasaki||The University of Tokyo|
|Professor Naoto Nagaosa||RIKEN|
|Professor Hideo Hosono||Tokyo Institute of Technology|
|Professor Shinji Tsuneyuki||The University of Tokyo|
|Professor Koki Takanashi||Tohoku University|
To commemorate the 20th Sir Martin Wood Prize for Japan this year, a booklet has just been published by the Millennium Science Forum (MSF) that includes abstracts from all the prize winners since 1999. The winners also shared their comments on how winning the prize helped their career and their current research.20th Anniversary booklet
2005 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner
2009 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner
2006 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner
2010 Science Prize Winner
2007 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner
2011 Sir Martin Wood Science Prize
Co-winners of the 2008 Sir Martin Wood Prize
2012 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner