Hitoshi Murayama




Hitoshi Murayama received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from University of Tokyo in 1991, where he held a Fellowship of Japan Society for Promotion of Science. He worked as a Research Associate at Tohoku University from April 1991, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from September 1993. He joined the Physics Department at UC Berkeley in July 1995, became an Associate Professor in July 1998, and Professor in July 2000. Professor Murayama is also the Director of the brand new Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU) at University of Tokyo, as of 2012.

More info: http://hitoshi.berkeley.edu/

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Feb 6th 2017

We have learned a lot recently about how the Universe evolved in 13.7 billion years since the Big Bang. More than 80% of matter in the Universe is mysterious Dark Matter, which made stars and galaxies to form. The newly discovered Higgs-boson became frozen into the Universe a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang and brought order to the Universe.

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