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Biography

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Reona Esaki

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Dates

March 12, 1925 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Esaki, Reona, 1925-

Additional Forms of Names

Esaki, Leo, 1925-

Biography

Abstract

Reona Esaki is President of the Yokohama College of Pharmacy (2006-present). Other institutional affiliations include the Shibaura Institute of Technology and the University of Tsukuba. His research interests include semiconductors and electron tunneling in solids.

Important Dates

March 12, 1925Birth, Osaka (Japan).

1947Obtained BS, University of Tokyo (Tokyo Daigaku), Tokyo (Japan).

1956 – 1960Researcher, Sony Corporation.

1959Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Tokyo (Tokyo Daigaku), Tokyo (Japan).

1960 – 1992Researcher, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), New York (N.Y.).

1973Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Ivar Giaever "for their experimental discoveries regarding tunneling phenomena in semiconductors and superconductors, respectively".

1976Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1985Awarded International Prize for New Materials, American Physical Society.

1992 – 1998President, University of Tsukuba (Tsukuba Daigaku), Tsukuba (Japan : Academic community).

1998Chair, Science and Technology Promotion Foundation of Ibaraki.

2000 – 2005President, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan).

2006 – presentPresident, Yokohama College of Pharmacy (Yokohama Yakka Daigaku), Yokohama-shi (Japan).

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Osaka (Japan)

Undergraduate Education

Tokyo (Japan)

Graduate Education

Tokyo (Japan)

Employment

New York (N.Y.)

Tsukuba (Japan : Academic community)

Tokyo (Japan)

Yokohama-shi (Japan)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Semiconductors.

Superlattices as materials.

Tunnel diodes.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Giaever, Ivar

Shared the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physics "for their experimental discoveries regarding tunneling phenomena in semiconductors and superconductors, respectively."

Colleagues

Anderson, A. G. (Arthur George), 1926-

Both employed at IBM.

Armstrong, J. A. (John A.)

Both employed at IBM.

Brewer, Richard G.

Both employed at IBM.

Chang, Leroy L.

Both employed at IBM.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at IBM.

Garwin, Richard L.

Both employed at IBM.

Gutzwiller, M. C. (Martin C.)

Both employed at IBM.

Himpsel, F. J.

Both employed at IBM.

Horn, Paul (Paul M.)

Both employed at IBM.

Kirtley, John R.

Both employed at IBM.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at IBM.

Sorokin, Peter P.

Both employed at IBM.

Stiles, Phillip J.

Both employed at IBM.

Stöhr, Joachim

Both employed at IBM.

Tersoff, J.

Both employed at IBM.

Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth, 1903-1992

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Tromp, R. M.

Both employed at IBM.

Tsuei, Chang C.

Both employed at IBM.

Webb, R. A. (Richard Alan)

Both employed at IBM.

Additional

Josephson, B. D. (Brian David), 1940-

Awarded 1973 Nobel Prize in Physics for a separate project.

Institutions

Major Positions

Shibaura Institute of Technology

President.

Sony Corporation

Researcher.

Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center

Researcher.

Tsukuba Daigaku

President.

Yokohama Yakka Daigaku

President.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1985 International Prize for New Materials.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Tōkyō Daigaku. Butsurigaku Kyoshitsu

Obtained BS (1947) and PhD in Physics (1959).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Distinguished speaker session [sound recording], 1974 April 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

International Conference on the Dynamics of Interfaces [sound recording], 1983 December 9.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Video Interviews with Nobel Prize Winners in Physics, 2004-2006.

Sussex Innovation Centre, Science Park Square

Vega Science Trust

Brighton BN1 9SB, England UK

Subject

Leo Esaki Nobel Prize biography

Walter A. Harrison Tunneling into Physics, 2015.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA