Shoji Nagamiya - Curriculum Vitae#

  • 1967.3. B.Sc. Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 1969.3.: Master of Science Degree, Osaka University, Japan
  • 1972.3.: Doctor of Science Degree, Osaka University, Japan

  • 1972.4: Research Associate, University of Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1977.11: Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, US
  • 1979.6: Staff Scientist (permanent), Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, US
  • 1982.3: Associate Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 1986.7: Professor, Columbia University, New York, NY, US
  • 1997.1: Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 1997.4: Professor, KEK, Japan
  • 2006.2: Director, J-PARC Center at KEK & JAEA, Japan
  • 2012.7: Retired from the Director of J-PARC Center, Japan
  • 2013.4: Science Advisor, RIKEN, Japan

Other Major Appointments:
  • 1991 – 1994: Chairman, Department of Physics, Columbia U.
  • 2002 – 2005: Chair of C12 Commission of International Union for Pure andApplied Physics (IUPAP).
  • 2005 – 2011: Member of Science Council of Japan (and Chair of Physics Committee, Secretary of Natural Science Section).
  • 2010 – 2011: President of the Physical Society of Japan.
  • 2011 – 2013: President of the Association of Asia Pacific Physics Societies.


His major research has been focused on high-energy nucleus-nucleus collision. He started this work in Berkeley in the 70s. Then, he moved to Brookhaven National Laboratory by serving the first spokesperson at the AGS heavy-ion program, and then, the first spokesperson of PHENIX experiment at RHIC. At the end of 1996 he returned back to Japan. Since then, he has been engaged to design, construction and operation of the J-PARC accelerator complex in Japan over 15.5 years until 2011. Currently he is a scientific advisor of RIKEN and advises all the particle and nuclear physics accelerator program of Japan.
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