Japanese Nobel Laureate Hiroshi Amano offers to move to Siberia

The physicist offered his research services to an academic institution in Novosibirsk.

Hiroshi Amano. Source: Press photo

Hiroshi Amano, a Nobel Laureate for Physics said he was ready to move to the Siberian city of Novosibirsk and offered his services to a local academic institution.

“I am very interested in this (relocation),” Amano said this week at the Technoprom International Forum on Technological Development in Novosibirsk. “Since I currently work at a university, I need its permission… If I receive the permission, I will gladly relocate and do my research.”

Amano has worked at the Nagoya University since 1989. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics together with Isamu Akasaki and Shuji Nakamura for "the invention of efficient blue light-emiting diodes, which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources

During the Novosibirsk forum, Amano also said that the power transformers with increased energy-effectiveness that he developed could start being produced in 5 to 10 years. As an example of their application, the scientist referred to the Japanese high-speed Shinkansen trains. The transformers that the trains use now weigh about 16 tons. The new energy-efficient technology can help reduce their weight to just a few kilograms.

First published in Russian by TASS

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