The Asian Scientist 100
Katori was co-awarded the 2022 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics along with Jun Ye of the US for their invention and development of the optical lattice clock, enabling precision testing of nature’s most fundamental laws.
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- 2022 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
Scientists From Asia Among 2022 Breakthrough Prize Winners
Three scientists from Japanese institutions won the 2022 Breakthrough Prizes for their foundational work in fundamental physics and mathematics.
For Precision, Two Clocks Are Better Than One
The optical lattice clocks use lasers to create "egg box" structures that contain single atoms, leading to unprecedented precision.