Hirotaka Sugawara

Hirotaka Sugawara
Hirotaka Sugawara
Special Advisor to the President
PhD, Physics, The University of Tokyo, 1966
MSc, Physics, The University of Tokyo, 1963
BSc, Physics, The University of Tokyo, 1961
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Dr. Hirotaka Sugawara joined OIST on April 6, 2012, as Distinguished Professor and Special Advisor to the President.

Prof. Sugawara earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo and went on to do research in high-energy physics at a series of institutions in Japan and abroad. He has held academic positions at Cornell, Berkeley, Tokyo University of Education, University of Tokyo, University of Chicago, and the University of Hawaii. He was Executive Director of the Sokendai Graduate University for Advanced Studies, and he spent nearly 30 years at the KEK Japanese National Laboratory for High Energy Physics, first as a professor and eventually as Director General. Most recently he served as the Director of the Washington, DC office of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. He received the Nishina Memorial Prize in 1971, the Toray Science and Technology Prize in 1996, and the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon in 1999.

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Professional Experience

  • Distinguished Professor, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, 2012 – Present
  • Special Advisor to the President, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, 2012 – Present
  • Director, Washington DC Office, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) 2008 - 2012
  • Executive Director, Sokendai Graduate University for Advanced Studies, 2004-2008
  • Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Chair in Arts and Sciences, University of Hawaii, 2003 – 2004
  • Professor Emeritus, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) 2003 - Present
  • Director General of the National Laboratory for High Energy Physics, 1989 – 2003
  • Director, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics, KEK National Laboratory for High Energy Physics, 1983 – 1989
  • Chair, Theoretical Physics Department, KEK Japanese National Laboratory for High Energy Physics, 1978 - 1983
  • Professor, KEK National Laboratory for High Energy Physics, and University of Tokyo 1975 - 2003
  • Associate Professor, Institute of Nuclear Study, The University of Tokyo, 1971 - 75
  • Research Associate, Tokyo University of Education, 1968 - 1971
  • Research Associate, The University of Chicago, 1967 - 1968
  • Research Associate, The University of California, Berkeley,1966 - 1967
  • Research Associate, Cornell University, 1966 - 1968

Awards

  • 17th Nishina Memorial Prize, 1971
  • 36th Toray Science and Technology Prize, 1996
  • Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon, Japan, 1999
  • Order of the Sacred Treasure (Zuihō-shō) , 2013
  • Member of the Physical Society of Japan

Select Publications

  • Application of Current Commutation Rules to Nonleptonic Decay of Hyperons, Phys. Rev. Letters 15,997 (E) (1965) 870.
  • A Field Theory of Currents, Phys. Rev. 170 (1968) 1659.
  • Extended Model of Elementary Particles Based on Analogy with Superconductivity, Phys. Rev. D10 (1974) 4257.