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Photo:Professor.Juichi Yamagiwa

Takaaki Kajita
President
Science Council of Japan, the 25th Term

Takaaki Kajita has been serving as the President of Science Council of Japan since October 2020. He is the Distinguished Professor at The University of Tokyo, and also the Director of Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR) of The University of Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo School of Science in 1986, and has been researching at Kamiokande and Super-Kamiokande detectors at Kamioka Observatory in central Japan. In 1998, at the Neutrino International Conference held in Takayama, Gifu, he showed the analysis results which provided strong evidence for atmospheric neutrino oscillations. In 2015, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for his role in discovering atmospheric neutrino oscillations. Currently, he is the project leader for KAGRA Project, aiming to explore the gravitational wave astronomy.

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