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大森 賢治

chemist , physicist

Kenji Ohmori, Japanese chemist, educator. Fellow Tohoku University, 1995, Yoshida Foundation Science and Technology, 1997, Inoue Foundation Science, 1997; recipient prize in opto-science and technical Research Foundation Opto-Science and Technology, 1997. Member The Physical Society Japan, The Chemical Society Japan, The Spectroscopical Society Japan, fellow, Ogasawara Foundation for Science and Technology, 1998, The Asahi Glass Foundation, 1998.

Background

Ohmori, Kenji was born on November 10, 1962 in Kumamoto, Japan. Son of Yasuhiko and Fuki (Tominaga) Ohmori.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, University Tokyo, 1987. Master of Engineering, University Tokyo, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tokyo, 1992.

Career

National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan (NIMS), Institute for Molecular Science (IMS) 1992 Ph. D, The University of Tokyo 1992 Associate, Tohoku University 2001 Associate Professor, Tohoku University 2003 Full Professor, IMS 2007-2010 Director, Laser Center for Molecular Science, IMS 2010–present Chairman, Department of Photo-Molecular Science, IMS 2004-2005 Visiting Professor, Tohoku University 2007-2008 Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology 2009-2011 Visiting Professor, The University of Tokyo 2012-present Visiting Professor, University of Heidelberg Kenji Ohmori has succeeded in designing and visualizing spatiotemporal images given by the interference of matter waves of atoms in a molecule with picometer and femtosecond resolution. The precision of this processing is the highest to date, higher than that of the current nanotechnology by three orders of magnitudes.

This ultrahigh-precision processing has been implemented with the temporal oscillations of laser electric fields engineered with attosecond precision and imprinted on the matter waves of atoms and electrons in a molecule. He has utilized this technique to develop a molecular computer in which a single 0.3-nanometer-size molecule can calculate 1000 times faster than the current fastest supercomputer. 1998 Award by Foundation for Opto-Science and Technology.

Achievements

  • 1998 Award by Foundation for Opto-Science and Technology\r\n2007 JSPS Prize\r\n2007 Japan Academy Medal\r\n2009 Fellow of the American Physical Society\r\n2012 Humboldt Prize.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member The Physical Society Japan, The Chemical Society Japan, The Spectroscopical Society Japan, fellow, Ogasawara Foundation for Science and Technology, 1998, The Asahi Glass Foundation, 1998.

Connections

Married Shima Miyaoka, October 1, 1990. Children: Maki, Yuki.

father:
Yasuhiko Ohmori

mother:
Fuki (Tominaga) Ohmori

spouse:
Shima Miyaoka

child:
Maki Ohmori

child:
Yuki Ohmori