Kosuke Morita

Group Director, Research Group for Superheavy Elements

Institution
RIKEN

Country
Japan

Field
Physics

In 2012, Morita and his research team discovered element 113, the first chemical element ever discovered in Asia. Their discovery was formally accepted in 2015 and Morita named the superheavy element Nihonium in tribute to his native Japan.

(Photo: RIKEN)

AWARDS
  • 2016 Japan Academy Prize

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