Dr. Tuneyoshi Kamae received his Bachelor of Science in 1962 and Master of Science in 1964, both from the University of Tokyo and a Ph.D. in 1968 from Princeton University. He then became a Research Associate in the Department of Physics, University of Tokyo. After working at CERN and DESY as a visiting scientist, he joined the Physics Faculty at the University of Tokyo in 1973. He stayed there for about 27 years and moved to Hiroshima University this spring where he holds a professorship now. While with University of Tokyo, Dr. Kamae worked at Institute for Nuclear Study, KEK, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. and Stanford Linear Accelerator Lab. At present he holds a visiting professorship at SLAC and leads the GLAST group there.

Dr. Kamae has served many government committees, laboratory advisory committees, and university committees in Japan and the U.S. in areas of high-energy physics, astrophysics, Internet, and administration.

Dr. Kamae's scientific activity covers nuclear physics, particle physics, astrophysics, and computer science. He was first to measure the CP violation in K-long to 2 neutral pions at Princeton-Pennsylvania Accelerator and to propose the e+e- phi-factory for study of CP-violation. He isolated deeply bond proton states in nuclei by (e, eLp) at INS Electron Synchrotron, measuring the binding energy of the 1s proton state for medium to heavy nuclei. In mid-1970s, Dr. Kamae concentrated on studies of the exotic quark states, the delta-delta dibaryonic resonance and the 4 quark states at INS-ES and KEK Proton Synchrotron. In 1980, Dr. Kamae joined the PEP4 experiment at the SLAC e+e- collider (PEP) and discovered F* meson, one of the 4 charm mesons. When the TRISTAN e+e-collider was constructed at KEK, he returned to Japan and led the TOPAZ experiment. In the experiment, he built a Time Projection Chamber and initiated a next-to-leading order QCD study with his theoretical colleagues. Dr. Kamae also contributed to the B-Factory experiments at KEK and SLAC by proposing the KL catcher to detect an important CP-violating decay channel of the neutral B meson to J/Psi KL.

In the mid 1980s, Dr. Kamae proposed two new detector concepts for astronomical hard X-ray and gamma ray, the Multi-Compton Camera and the well-type phoswich counter. With the latter, he began a series of balloon experiments in Brazil from 1989. Since then his detector was adopted as the hard X-ray instrument for the AstroE project. The other idea of using silicon strip detectors for astronomical observations was met with a Stanford-based project now known as Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST). He joined the GLAST team in 1994 and has been responsible for the silicon tracker part. In observational astrophysics, Dr. Kamae and his colleagues discovered that the diffuse Galactic X-ray emission extends to hard X-ray and soft gamma ray range and that a millisecond pulsar accelerates e+e- just as in the Crab pulsar.

Dr. Kamae contributed to the early Internet buildup in Japan. He and his organization (Todai International Science Network) provided the Internet connectivity to most governmental research organizations until 1995. He is now constructing a script-based Windows98 platform for the visually disabled (Voice Windows) which facilitates Windows programming with aural user interfaces.



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