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Photo-Molecular Science, Photo-Molecular Science II
Center for Mesoscopic Sciences (Concurrent Position)


1987  Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1992  Ph. D, The University of Tokyo
1992  Research Associate, Tohoku University
2001  Associate Professor, Tohoku University
2003 Professor, Institute for Molecular Science Professor,
The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
2004-2005  Visiting Professor, Tohoku University
2007-2008  Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2009-2011  Visiting Professor, The University of Tokyo
2007-2010  Director, Laser Research Center for Molecular Science, IMS
2014-2016  Visiting Professor, University of Strasbourg
2010-present  Chairman, Department of Photo-Molecular Science, IMS
2012-present  Humboldt Awardee, University of Heidelberg


1998 Award by Research Foundation for Opto-Science and Technology
2007 JSPS Prize
2007 Japan Academy Medal
2008 Norman Hascoe Distinguished Lecturer, University of Connecticut, USA
2009 Fellow of the American Physical Society
2012 Humboldt Research Award
2017 Hiroshi Takuma Memorial Prize of Matsuo Foundation
2018 Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education,

Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
2021 Medal with Purple Ribbon

Main research themes

Development of an Ultrafast Quantum Simulator with Attosecond Precision and Its Applications to Quantum Computing
kewords Attosecond, Quantum Simulator, Quantum Computer
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Selected Publications

  1. "Visualizing picometric quantum ripples of ultrafast wave-packet interference,” H. Katsuki et al., Science 311, 1589-1592 (2006).
  2. "Actively tailored spatiotemporal images of quantum interference on the picometer and femtosecond scales,” H. Katsuki et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 103602 (2009).
  3. "Ultrafast Fourier transform with a femtosecond laser driven molecule,” K. Hosaka et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 180501 (2010).
    Selected for “Editors’ Suggestions” in PRL.
    Covered by “Viewpoints” in Physics; Physics 3, 38 (2010).
    Covered by “Research Highlights” in Nature; Nature 465, 138-139 (2010).
  4. “Strong-laser-induced quantum interference,” H. Goto et al., Nature Physics 7, 383-385 (2011). 
    Highlighted by “News and Views” in Nature Physics 7, 373-374 (2011).
    Highlighted by "Research Highlights" in Nature Photonics 5, 382–383 (2011).
  5. "All-optical control and visualization of ultrafast two-dimensional atomic motions in a single crystal of bismuth,” H. Katsuki et al., Nature Commun. 4, 2801 (2013).
  6. "Direct observation of ultrafast many-body electron dynamics in an ultracold Rydberg gas,” N. Takei et al., Nature Commun. 7, 13449 (2016).
  7. "Ultrafast coherent control of condensed matter with attosecond precision,” H. Katsuki et al., Acc. Chem. Res51, 1174-1184 (2018).
  8. "Attosecond control of restoration of electronic structure symmetery,” C. Liu et al., Phys. Rev. Lett121, 173201 (2018).
  9. "Ultrafast creation of overlapping Rydberg electrons in an atomic BEC and Mott-insulator lattice,” M. Mizoguchi et al., Phys. Rev. Lett124, 253201 (2020).