Hitoshi Murayama | TEDxTokyo 2010
Nature’s elemental puzzles—from eccentric particles to dark matter to why our universe is expanding so swiftly—are what Hitoshi Murayama lives to solve. After receiving his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Tokyo in 1991, Hitoshi went on to become a senior staff member at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and The MacAdams Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley. His clarity of thought, collaborative style, enthusiasm and vision has inspired his fellow scientists and the public. In 2007, Hitoshi was named the founding director of the University of Tokyo’s Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe. The institute’s goal: use the synergistic perspectives of mathematics, astronomy, and theoretical and experimental physics to reveal how the cosmos was formed, how it runs, and why we exist.
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