Center for Nuclear Study

The University of Tokyo



6 Sep, 2019


Dr. Javier Menéndez receives Zdzisław Szymański Prize

Dr. Javier Menéndez from the Center for Nuclear Study* received Zdzisław Szymański Prize for the year 2019.

(Excerpt from Univ. Warsaw web page)
The Prize has been awarded to the Laureate “for outstanding contributions to theoretical studies of nuclear structure, in particular for profound insights relevant to the search for neutrino-less double beta decay and the detection of dark matter.“
According to the Prize Regulations, the Prize consists of a certificate citing the contributions made by the Laureate and of a honorarium for the lecture delivered by the Laureate.
This Prize is awarded every second year to one individual for outstanding accomplishments in the area of theoretical or experimental studies of the properties of atomic nuclei. The Prize is awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Physics of the Warsaw University, based on the recommendations of the Selection Committee (chair = Prof. Marek Pfützner) of the Prize.

(*) present affiliation: Univ. Barcelona

The award ceremony was held in a session of the 36th Mazurian Lakes Conference on Physics in Poland on Sep. 7.



22 Aug, 2018


  • Aug22-28 [CNS Summer School](
    Kitamura (D2) won the CNSSSYS award and AAPPS-DNP/ANPhA prize for young physicist. ![IMG_5026.JPG](/img/post/2018/IMG_5026.JPG)
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    23 Jun, 2018


    Prof. Susumu Shimoura of CNS (with Prof. Sakurai) got a 21st century invention award.


    16 May, 2018


  • ImPACT nuclear mutation project in which the OEDO is involved got the 21-century discovery award.
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    11 Apr, 2018


    Dr. Yusuke Tsunoda from the Center for Nuclear Study received FAIR GENCO Award 2018 for young scientists. Dr. Tsunoda had received the 11th Young Scientist Award of The Physical Society of Japan in 2017.

    Dr. Yusuke Tsunoda receives FAIR GENCO Award for Young Scientists

    (Excerpt from GSI web page)
    This year, Dr. Yusuke Tsunoda from the Center for Nuclear Study at the University of Tokyo received the FAIR GENCO Award for young scientists. The award is sponsored by the FAIR-GSI Exotic Nuclei Community (GENCO) and endowed with 1,000 Euro. The bestowal by GENCO president Professor Dr. Christoph Scheidenberger and vice-president Professor Dr. Nasser Kalantar-Nayestanaki took place on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in a special colloquium in the framework of the yearly GENCO meeting at FAIR and GSI. Every year, the FAIR-GSI Exotic Nuclei Community (GENCO) presents its Young Scientist Award to a young researcher at the beginning of their scientific career. The international GENCO jury, composed of seven renowned nuclear scientists, elects the winner in a competitive procedure, where several candidates, working in theory or experiment, are evaluated.

    Dr. Yusuke Tsunoda receives the Young Scientist Award for the invention of the so-called T-Plot method. This visualization method is the key for understanding and grasping the essence of complex many-body quantum systems like atomic nuclei. He developed this method to display mathematical solutions that can be assigned to different states and shapes of atomic nuclei. It helps to interpret and understand experimental results and is becoming a standard method in the study of the structure of exotic nuclei. The T-Plot method attracts great attention in the scientific community worldwide.

    ![GENCO AWARD_531.jpeg](/img/post/2018/GENCO AWARD_531.jpeg) ![GENCO AWARD_526.jpeg](/img/post/2018/GENCO AWARD_526.jpeg)
    Left:Dr. Yusuke Tsunoda, Right:Dr. Tsunoda with GENCO president Professor Dr. Christoph Scheidenberger and vice-president Professor Dr. Nasser Kalantar-Nayestanaki. The extreme right is emeritus Prof. Takaharu Otsuka, the previous Director of CNS.

    for further reading: T-Plot and Monte Carlo Shell Model

    The T-plot method is a powerful method for grasping the essence of complex multi-body quantum systems like atomic nuclei. When Dr. Tsunoda was a graduate student at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Science, he proposed the T-plot method and succeeded in assigning the results of nuclear structure calculation by Monte Carlo shell model to different states and shapes of atomic nuclei.
    Examples of T-plots and Monte Carlo Shell model can be found in the following links (Japanese).


    23 Mar, 2018


    Dr. Naofumi Tsunoda received the awards for young scientists and gave an award lecture at 73rd JPS Meeting.


    9 Mar, 2018