Yutaka Tsuzuki awarded Young Scientist Best Presentation "Pierre Besson" Prize

July 28, 2022
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)

Yutaka Tsuzuki, a graduate student working with Professor Tadayuki Takahashi at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU), has been awarded the Young Scientist Best Presentation "Pierre Besson" Prize, it was announced during the New Developments in Photodetection international conference in France this month.

Tsuzuki gave a presentation titled, "Application of a Si/CdTe Compton camera for the polarization measurement of radiative recombination x-rays", where he explained how his group, under the guidance of Takahashi, have been able to adapt x-ray polarimetric technology used for space observations to observe highly charged heavy ions generated by Earth-based experiments with precision and sensitivity never before seen until now.

"I thank all the people working for this research. Our results are the products of the wisdom and effort made by many people working for the detector, the ion source, data analysis, etc. We employ an X-ray polarimeter based on another detector onboard the Hitomi (ASTRO-H) satellite, which was launched into space 2016 and crashed shortly. Now we obtain great results because of the excellent performance of the detector," said Tsuzuki.

Related links
9th Conference of New Developments in Photodetection
Tadayuki Takahashi's laboratory website (Japanese)