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Name  Kenji Ohmori

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Kenji Ohmori (大森 賢治, Ōmori Kenji, born on November 10, 1962 in Kumamoto City) is a Japanese physicist and chemist. National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan (NIMS), Institute for Molecular Science (IMS)


Education and career

  • 1987 Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • 1992 Ph. D, The University of Tokyo
  • 1992 Research Associate, Tohoku University
  • 2001 Associate Professor, Tohoku University
  • 2003 Full Professor, IMS
  • 2007-2010 Director, Laser Research 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
  • Research

    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 [1,2]. 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 [3,4].

    Honors and awards

  • 1998 Award by Research Foundation for Opto-Science and Technology
  • 2007 JSPS Prize
  • 2007 Japan Academy Medal
  • 2009 Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 2012 Humboldt Prize
  • References

    Kenji Ohmori Wikipedia

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