Daisuke Yonetoku (Prof.) received the Prize for Science and Technology (Research Category), the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports Science and Technology.
Mikihiro Shibata (Assoc. Prof.) received the Young Scientist’ Prize, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports Science and Technology.
Jisuke Kubo (Prof.) retired the faculty members. Thank you very much for his long term contributions!!
Keiich Kamada (Prof.) and Hideshi Fujishita (Prof.) retired the faculty members, and Takayuki Uchihashi (Prof.) moved to Nagoya University. Thank you very much for their long term contributions!!
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The research group of Makoto Arimoto (Assist. Prof.), together with the research groups of Waseda University, The University of Tokyo and RIKEN, has found evidence that the gamma-ray bubbles spewing from the galaxy center and the huge loop structure observed by X-rays are the both vestiges of a massive explosion that occurred 10 million years ago. (See details)
Daijiro Suematsu (Prof.) extended the Kim–Shifman–Vainshtein–Zakharov (KSVZ) invisible axion model to include a dark matter candidate and generate small neutrino masses. (See details)
The research group of Noriyuki Kodera (Prof.) and Toshio Ando (Specially-appointed Prof.), together with the research groups of Osaka University, Nagoya University and Kyushu Institute of Technology, has gained a better understanding of the stepwise assembly of bacterial flagella, using high-speed AFM. (See details)
The research group of Norio Okabayashi (Assist. Prof.) and Toyoko Arai (Prof.), together with the research groups of University of Regensburg, Germany, and Linnaeus University, Sweden, has elucidated the vibration energy of a single molecule in an external force field by combining STM, AFM and model calculations. (See details)
The research group of Mikihiro Shibata (Assoc. Prof.), together with the research groups of the University of Tokyo, has directly observed the dynamics of 'molecular scissors' — the main mechanism of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic-engineering technique by using high-speed AFM. (See details)