Akito Arima

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Akito Arima
Born (1930-09-13)September 13, 1930
Osaka
Nationality Japan
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Tokyo
Argonne National Laboratory
Rutgers University
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Hosei University
RIKEN
Alma mater University of Tokyo
Known for Interacting boson model
Notable awards Nishina Memorial Prize
Humboldt Prize
Franklin Institute Wetherill Medal
Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
Japan Academy Prize
Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics
Legion of Honour
Order of the British Empire (KBE)
Person of Cultural Merit
Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun
Order of Culture

Akito Arima (有馬 朗人 Arima Akito?, born September 13, 1930) is a Japanese nuclear physicist, known for the interacting boson model.[1][2][3][4]

Arima was born 1930 in Osaka. He studied at the University of Tokyo, where he received his doctorate in 1958. He became a research associate at the Institute for Nuclear Studies, the University of Tokyo in 1956. He became a lecturer in 1960, and an associate professor at the Department of Physics in 1964. He was promoted to a full professor in 1975. He was president of the University of Tokyo during 1989-1993. In 1993, he moved to Hosei University. Since 1993, he has been scientific adviser of the Ministry of Education and from 1993 to 1998 president of RIKEN.[5][6]

He was a visiting professor at Rutgers University, New Jersey (1967–1968), and a professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1971–1973). In 1974, he founded the interacting boson model with Francesco Iachello.

In 1998 he entered the Diet of Japan as a member of the House of Councillors for the Liberal Democratic Party. He was Minister of Education until 1999 under the government of Keizo Obuchi. After the cabinet reshuffle in 1999, he served as Director of the Science Museum. From 2000 he was chairman of the Japan Science Foundation.

Arima has served as the Chancellor of Musashi Academy of the Nezu Foundation since 2006.[7][8]

Awards and Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arima, Iachello Collective nuclear states as representations of a SU(6) Group, Physical Review Letters 35, 1069–1072 (1975).
  2. ^ Arima, Iachello The interacting boson model, Cambridge University Press, 1987.
  3. ^ Arima, Iachello Interacting boson model of collective states, Part 1 (the vibrational limit) Annals of Physics 99, 253-317 (1976), Part 2 (the rotational limit) ibid. 111, 201-238 (1978), Part 3 (the transition from SU (5) to SU (3)), ibid. 115, 325-366 (1978), Part 4 (the O(6) limit) ibid. 123, 468-492 (1979).
  4. ^ Arima, Iachello The Interacting Boson Model, Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science 31, 75 (1981).
  5. ^ Biography, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
  6. ^ Curriculum Vitae, Japan Science and Technology Agency.
  7. ^ 有馬朗人,Akito Arima - Japanese Wikipedia Entry
  8. ^ [1],Musashi University Website
  9. ^ Arima Einstein's Century: Akito Arima's Haiku, Brooks Books, 2001.
  10. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 10 May 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Nobutaka Machimura
Minister of Education
1998-1999
Succeeded by
Hirofumi Nakasone
Preceded by
Yutaka Takeyama
Director-General of the Science and Technology Agency
1999
Succeeded by
Hirofumi Nakasone