Hitoshi Murayama receives 2024 Miller Senior Fellowship

June 7, 2024

Hitoshi Murayama

The Miller Institue has announced that Professor Hitoshi Murayama has been appointed as a Miller Senior Fellow.

The Senior Fellow Program brings selected faculty into the Institute in ways that enhance their interactions with Fellows, and other Institute members. Miller Senior Fellows are provided significant discretionary research funds. The Senior Fellows are also called upon to interact with the Miller Research Fellows, creating opportunities for the young scientists to gain new insights and perspectives at the postdoctoral stage of their careers.

Professor Hitoshi Murayama is a theoretical physicist who wants to understand the connection between the small (elementary particles) and the large (the whole universe). He has been a professor in the University of California, Berkeley since 2000, and is also the founding director of the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) at the University of Tokyo, serving from 2007 to 2018. Professor Murayama first joined the Miller Institute community in the Spring of 2006 as a Miller Professor.

In his research, Professor Murayama develops new techniques in solving difficult theoretical problems, both in particle and condensed matter physics, and also delves into galaxy surveys and neutrino experiments. He was elected to fellows of American Physical Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has also delivered a speech at the UN headquarters about how science unites the world. We are thrilled to welcome Professor Murayama back to the Institute in this role as Miller Senior Fellow!

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