BDR Team Leader Awarded Early Career Scientist Prize by IUPAP
Apr. 28, 2022
Dr. Kyogo Kawaguchi, Team Leader of the Nonequilibrium physics of living matter RIKEN Hakubi Research Team at RIKEN BDR was named as one of the three recipients of the Early Career Scientist Prizes for 2022 awarded by the Commission on Statistical Physics (C3) of the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). The Early Career Scientist Prizes are awarded to scientists at early stages of their careers (within eight years of receiving their PhDs) who have displayed significant achievement and exceptional promise for future achievements in the area of experimental or theoretical Statistical Physics. Kawaguchi was awarded for “his outstanding and unique achievements on multiple topics in experimental and theoretical statistical physics and biophysics, which include the fluctuation analysis of hidden variables, uncovering statistical physics behind homeostasis, and identifying the role of topological defects in the cell’s collective dynamics.”
On being selected as one of the winners, he commented, “I am delighted to be recognized in the field of statistical physics for theoretical and experimental research related to the life sciences. I would like to extend my gratitude to all my lab members and collaborators, as well as the professors and mentors who have supported and guided me over the years.”
The Early Scientist Prizes are awarded during the IUPAP StatPhys Conferences that are held every three years, and Kawaguchi will receive his prize at the 28th International Conference on Statistical Physics (Statphys28) that will be held in August next year in Tokyo, Japan.