Solid state physics
Hidenori Takagi is one of the most eminent and best networked international researchers in modern solid state research and materials sciences worldwide. His contributions to high-Tc superconductivity, correlated materials and magnetic oxide compounds are considered just as innovative and outstanding as his achievements in the synthesis of novel compounds. At the University of Stuttgart and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart he would augment the strategic focus area of solid state research, drive a new research direction from “classic” semi-conductor and metals research to “advanced materials” and help extend interdisciplinary research.
Nominating University: University of Stuttgart in conjunction with the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Hidenori Takagi
born in 1961. During and after his doctorate (1989), he worked as a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the USA. In 1994, he returned to Tokyo as an associate professor, becoming a full professor in 1999 and, since 2002, director of the Magnetic Materials Laboratory at RIKEN Advanced Science Institute in Wako, Saitama, Japan. His most important awards include the IBM Science Prize (1988) and the Prize for Science and Technology, granted by the Japanese Ministry of Education (2010). In 2010, he was also a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Hidenori Takagi has edited several journals such as the Journal of the Physical Society of Japan. He is the co-editor of a number of international specialist journals and a member of various international bodies, including the International Advisory Committee at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (since 2008). Since April 2014 he is the founding director of a new institute at the Physics Department of the University of Stuttgart and a director at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research Stuttgart.