Ryotaro Arita

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Ryotaro Arita is a Professor in the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Tokyo and a Team Leader at the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 2000, and carried out postdoctoral work at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart.  He is a recipient of the Ryogo Kubo Memorial Prize, and he was recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics. His main interests are in first-principles studies of high Tc superconductors, functional magnets, strongly correlated electron systems, and topological materials.


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