The 2010 Yukawa-Kimura prize to Tadashi Takayanagi

November 15, 2010
Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU)

The Yukawa Kimura Prize is being awarded to Tadashi Takayanagi, an Associate Professor at IPMU this year.

The Yukawa-Kimura prize was established in 2007 on this donation. The Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, is entrusted with selection of the awardees. The prize is given annually to a scientist who has made not only significant contribution to fundamental, theoretical fields of gravity and spacetime theories or field theory, but also who is expected to play a leading role in those fields in the future.

This year's award-winning research is titled "Holography and tachyon condensation in superstring theory" . He has accomplished a sparkling jewel in the crown of superstring theory the following type of subjects.

  • An Exactly Solvable Matrix Model for Two Dimensional Superstring
  • Holographic Calculations of Entanglement Entropy
  • Descriptions of Tachyon Condensations in Superstring Theory

 The award ceremony will be held on January 19th at the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics.

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