Hiromi Yokoyama awarded the Tokyo Academy of Physics Award
June 14, 2022
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
Hiromi Yokoyama, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) Professor and Deputy Director, has been awarded the 5th Tokyo Academy of Physics Award (Tokyo University of Science), it was announced today.
The Tokyo Academy of Physics Award (Tokyo University of Science) was established in 2018, and recognizes past graduates or past employees of Tokyo University of Science who have made significant contributions to science, and raised awareness about the university.
Yokoyama received her PhD in Science in 2004 from Tokyo University of Science (and affiliated graduate school at the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization), majoring in physics, and was an active member in the high energy particle physics experiments. Afterwards, Yokoyama began studying Science and Technology in Society, and her current field of expertise is Social theory of Science and Technology. She is being recognized for her work studying the social responsibilities of researchers, the ethical, legal, and social issues of science (ELSI), Big Science and local communities, science and gender issues, science communication, and science and technology policy, to name a few of her various projects.
Regarding this achievement, Yokoyama said she was thankful for the opportunities she has encountered.
”I am very grateful for receiving this award. I was fortunate to be surrounded by amazing mentors at the Tokyo University of Science, where I learned about not only physics, but also about academia and society. This award further motivates me to work to ensure that science can have a better relationship with society in the future."
About Hiromi Yokoyama
Yokoyama received her PhD in Science, majoring in Physics, from the Tokyo University of Science, and affiliated graduate school at the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization in 2004. Following research posts at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, and the University of Tokyo, Yokoyama became a Professor at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) in 2017. In 2022, she became Deputy Director of Kavli IPMU. She also serves as a part-time Board Member for the National Institute of Technology.
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