Akimasa Kataoka, an Assistant Professor of Center for Computational Astrophysics at NAOJ, received the JSPS Outstanding Young Scientist Award 2020. He was recognized for his work proposing a new theoretical model for radio polarization in protoplanetary disks, and for detecting polarization with ALMA proving that dust grains are smaller than previously thought.
The JSPS Outstanding Young Scientist Award, established by the Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences (JSPS) in 2003, is to commend young scientists under the age of 35 with Ph.D. degrees for their excellent work. This year’s winners were announced in June 2021, and the award lectures were delivered online on September 17, 2021.
(October 29, 2021)