On April 15, 2014, the Commendation for Science and Technology took place at the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and Assoc. Prof. Masami Ouchi of ICRR was awarded the Young Scientist’s Prize for his pioneering studies into the early universe by utilizing narrow band-width filters which allow for wide-field multi-wavelength observations.
Upon reception of the Prize, Dr. Ouchi comments, “I owe much of this honor to my family and colleagues. I take the award as a sign of encouragement for me, as well as for students and young researchers in my group, to continue on with more exciting research and to lead the frontier in research breakthrough, which I aim to do. I would also like to share the excitement of understanding the Universe, which is full of mysteries, with general public, especially the young people who will lead us tomorrow.”
Assoc. Prof. Ouchi, who leads the Observational Cosmology group at ICRR, specializes in observational techniques, pursuing exploration programs aimed at uncovering the most distant galaxies yet to be seen and understanding cosmological events in the early universe.
MEXT Press Release (Japanese)
Observational Cosmology Group