Tetsuya Yoshida


Prof. Tetsuya Yoshida was born in 1962 in Tokyo.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1985, his Master of Science degree in 1987 and his Doctor of Science degree in 1991 from the University of Tokyo.

He was awarded "JSPS Research Fellowships for Young Scientists" from 1990 to 1991. In 1991, he became a Research Associate at the University of Tokyo. Subsequently, he became an Associate Professor (1996 - present) at the National Laboratory for High Energy Physics (KEK, reorganized as High Energy Accelerator Research Organization in 1997).

Prof. Yoshida's research interests cover high-energy particle physics and astroparticle physics including the development of the particle detectors and data acquisition systems, especially for balloon payloads. Since he was a graduate student of the University of Tokyo, he has concentrated on the Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting Spectrometer (BESS) to investigate elementary particle phenomena in the early Universe. Since 2002, he has been the project manager of the BESS experiment. Presently he is at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center preparing for the next balloon-borne experiment in Antarctica during the coming Austral summer. He has also participated to the OPAL experiment at Large Electron Positron (LEP) collider at CERN, Geneva, (1989 - 1991) to search for new particles beyond the standard model.

Prof. Yoshida is a member of the Physical Society of Japan.



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