2012 Heilborn Lectures

Dr. Kimitoshi Kono
RIKEN

"Electrons and Ions on the Surface of the Helium Liquids"

October 16, 18 & 19, 2012

Heiborn Week Schedule



During the past decade Dr. Kimitoshi Kono and his research team at RIKEN have performed and reported a number of remarkable experiments elucidating the nature of the quantum liquid and solid phases of Helium - both 4He and the rare isotope 3He - including experiments at the center of the debate of whether solid Helium exhibits the superfluid mass flow, and the first direct observation of spontaneously broken time-reversal symmetry in superfluid 3He in using electron bubbles trapped below the surface of the liquid.

Kimitoshi Kono received his Doctorate in Physics from the University of Tokyo in 1982 working under the guidance of Professor Shun-ichi Kobayashi, where he performed some of the early experiments on electrons confined on the surface of liquid Helium. After completing his doctoral research, Dr. Kono held a research appointment in Paul Leiderer’s laboratory at the University of Mainz in Germany where he investigated electron transport on quenched Hydrogen films. Dr. Kono returned to Japan in 1990 when he was appointed to the faculty of Tsukuba University. At Tsukuba Professor Kono began investigations of third sound on the surface of superfluid Helium. In 1992 Professor Kono moved to the University of Tokyo with a joint appointment at the Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP), where he built an ultra-low temperature laboratory to study electron and ion transport on the surface of superfluid 3He. In 2000 Professor Kono was appointed Chief Scientist at the Advanced Science Institute at RIKEN, where he directs research in Low Temperature Physics and Quantum Electronics. Dr. Kono also serves as Chair of the C5 Commission on Low Temperature Physics for the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

 

Tuesday October, 16th
4:15 pm

LR4

Technological Institute

Thursday October, 18th
4:15 pm

LR4

Technological Institute

Friday October, 19th
4:00 pm

L211

Technological Institute

 

Lectures will be videotaped and posted after the event