Distinguished University Professor TOKURA Yoshinori Selected as Foreign Member of the Royal Society
On 10 May 2023, Distinguished University Professor TOKURA Yoshinori was selected as a Foreign Member of the Royal Society.
Foreign Member of the Royal Society
The Royal Society has a history dating back to 1660, and Fellows and Foreign Members include the world’s most eminent scientists who are elected for life to the Royal Society through a peer review process based on excellence in science. There are currently approximately 1,800 Fellows and Foreign Members, which include 85 Nobel Laureates. Each year, up to 52 Fellows and up to 10 Foreign Members are elected from around 800 candidates who are proposed by the existing Fellowship.
About Awarded Research
Prof. TOKURA has developed guiding principles to design a new class of materials called strongly correlated electron systems that can give rise to ultrafast responses to external stimuli by controlling electrons in solids efficiently, thereby leading the field of solid state physics by bringing new concepts into it. He has also attained many original achievements regarding the development of correlated electron materials and novel electronic functions, and has constructed quantum science of solid state physics.
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