Sir Anthony James Leggett Visit Program 2011 - 2013

Sir Anthony James Leggett (2003 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Visit Program
Hosted by School of Science, the University of Tokyo

Prof. Leggett

Professor Anthony James Leggett, honorary doctor of the University of Tokyo, is going to visit us annually for a month from 2011 through 2013(May - June). While he is visiting Todai, Prof. Leggett will conduct interactive intensive courses for graduate students and give special lectures in the field of condensed matter physics. Prof. Leggett conducted research at Todai 37 years ago and this research started him on the road to winning the Nobel Prize. Students and all members of the faculty look forward to more in-depth discussions on learning and cutting-edge research with Prof. Leggett through while he is at Todai.

2013

2012

2011

About Sir Anthony James Leggett

Name Sir Anthony James Leggett
Affiliated institution / Department Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Current Position John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor
Research Area Condensed Matter Physics(theoretical)
Honors and Awards
  • Fritz London Memorial Award(1981)
  • Wolf Prize in Physics(2003)
  • Nobel Prize in Physics(2003): for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids
  • The University of Tokyo Honorary Doctor(2010)and many other honors and awards
Academic History
  • Bachelor in Literae Humaniores, Balliol College, University of Oxford(1959)
  • Bachelor in Physics, Merton College, University of Oxford(1961)
  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, Magdalene College, University of Oxford(1964)
Professional Highlights
1964-1965
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physics, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1965-1967
Research Fellow, Magdalene College, University of Oxford
1967-1971
Lecturer, Department of Physics, the University of Sussex
1971-1978
Reader, Department of Physics, the University of Sussex
1973-1974
Visiting Scientist, the University of Tokyo
1978-1983
Professor, Department of Physics, the University of Sussex
1983-present
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor, Department of Physics, the University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This visit program is supported by the JSPS Award for Eminent Scientists (FY2011-2013).