Yuji Tachikawa

Yuji Tachikawa

University of Tokyo

2016 New Horizons in Physics Prize

For penetrating and incisive studies of supersymmetric quantum field theories.


It is at the same time a great honor and a humbling experience to receive this prize, since I know there are many other researchers around the world who would deserve it at least as much as I do. Therefore, I would like to take it as a form of special encouragement for me to do my best to continue my study diligently and in earnest, and not just to stand still at what I have already achieved. I have been extremely fortunate to be able to come to this point, and the list of people I would like to thank for making this possible for me is too long to fit in this space. From this long list I would like to mention in particular my PhD adviser Tohru Eguchi during my graduate study, and my main mentor Nati Seiberg during my postdoctoral years, both of whom greatly influenced me by teaching the quality of research I should aim at by their own examples. Finally I would like to thank my family for their constant and loving support.

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