Associate Professor Haruki Watanabe has been awarded the New Horizons in Physics Prize


On 9th September 2021, it was announced that Associate Professor Haruki Watanabe of the Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering has been awarded the 2022 New Horizons in Physics Prize, one of the Breakthrough Prizes.
He was jointly awarded this prize with Dominic Else (Harvard University), Vedika Khemani (Stanford University), and Norman Yao (University of California, Berkeley).



New Horizons in Physics Prize
The Breakthrough Prizes are international academic awards established in 2012 to honor and recognize achievements in science. There are three academic fields: Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics. The New Horizons in Physics Prize that Associate Professor Watanabe won is for promising young researchers in the field of Fundamental Physics.


〈Award-winning research and activities〉
For pioneering theoretical work formulating novel phases of non-equilibrium quantum matter, including time crystals


〈Future aspirations and thoughts〉
It is a great honor to receive this prestigious award. I am very happy to receive recognition for the results of thinking this through, and am encouraged to continue my research. The research for which I received this award was conducted when I was still a graduate student studying at the University of California, Berkeley. Now that I am a faculty member in charge of a research group, I will do my best every day in both research and education to produce even better research results from our group. When conducting this research, the Honjo International Scholarship Foundation ( scholarship I was awarded enabled me to reduce my TA workload and concentrate on my research. I would like to express my gratitude once again.


・Breakthrough Prizes:
・【Young Faculty:056】Associate Professor Haruki Watanabe, Department of Applied Physics, Watanabe group: