• Nobel Laureates

    Dr. Sin-Itiro Tomonaga

    Professor Emeritus (Tokyo University of Education), former President of the university
    The Nobel Prize in Physics 1965, for the fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles with Dr. J. Schwinger (Harvard University, USA) and Dr. R. P. Feynman (California Institute of Technology, USA)

    Dr. Leo Esaki

    Professor Emeritus, former President of the University of Tsukuba
    The Nobel Prize in Physics 1973, for the experimental discoveries regarding tunneling phenomena in semiconductors and superconductors, respectively, with Dr. I. Giaever (General Electric Company, USA) and Dr. B. D. Josephson (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)

    Dr. Hideki Shirakawa

    Professor Emeritus
    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2000, for the discovery and development of conductive polymers with Dr. Alan J. Heeger (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA) and Dr. Alan G. MacDiarmid (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

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