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May 2, 2012

Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon awarded to Tetsuya Ishikawa

Dr. Tetsuya Ishikawa

The Japanese government announced that it will award the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon to Dr. Tetsuya Ishikawa, RIKEN Harima Institute director, for his considerable contribution to the development of science and technology. We offer Dr. Ishikawa our sincere congratulations on this honor. The award ceremony will take place on June 6, 2012.

Theme:
Development of X-ray Optics for the 3rd Generation Synchrotron Radiation
Achievement:
The Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon will be awarded to Dr. Tetsuya Ishikawa for his considerable contribution to X-ray engineering, particularly for the development of the high-heat-load optics and the precision goniometer for the basic double-crystal monochromators of the 3rd Generation Synchrotron light sources, which is adopted as the standard in SPring-8 facility as well as some other foreign facilities.