The 2012 "Millennium Science Forum" organized by Oxford
held at the British Embassy in Tokyo on
Wednesday 14th November 2012.
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, from 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 from Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Dr. Yukio Kawano from Tokyo Institute of Technology.
The Sir Martin Wood Prize selection committee consists of 8
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 2012 "Sir Martin Wood Prize" is Dr. Daichi Chiba,
Associate Professor, Kyoto University Institute for
Chemical Research, Division of Materials Chemistry, Nanospintronics
Laboratory. Dr. Chiba was awarded the prize
for his work in Electric-field control of ferromagnetism in
semiconductors and metals.
Dr. Chiba was awarded the prize at the British Embassy by Ms. Julia
Longbottom, Chargé d'Affaires and gave a
lecture at the Millennium Science Forum.
The guest speakers at the event were Professor Robin Nicholas from
Department of Physics, Oxford University
Professor Koichi Kitazawa from Japan science and Technology Agency.
Further details of the prize and nomination procedures can be
from the Millenium
Science Forum home page.