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Yoshitaka Tanimura received his Ph.D. under the guidance of Professor Ryogo Kubo at Department of Physics from Keio University in 1989. He was at the University of Illinois and the University of Rochester as a postdoctoral fellow of Professor Peter G. Wolynes and Professor Shaul Mukamel, respectively. Then he spent nine years as associate professor at the Institute for Molecular Science before joining the faculty at Kyoto University in 2003.
1. Processes of chemical interest in condensed matter
2. Ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopies
3. Basic formalism of quantum dissipative dynamics
Overview of your research
Research in his group is broadly concerned with the dynamic theory of processes of chemical interest in condensed matter involving tunneling phenomena, electron transfer reactions, and ultrafast nonlinear optical spectroscopy of molecular and biological systems. He developed theoretical descriptions and simulation methods to explore nonMarkovian and non-perturbative dissipative dynamics based on the reduced hierarchal equations of motion and path integral approaches. He proposed high order multidimensional vibrational spectroscopy in 1993, which stimulated an entirely new field of spectroscopy.
Fields of research (key words)
Theoretical Chemical physics, nonequilibrium quantum statistical physics
Message from the Researcher
2002 Morino Foundation Award
2011 Humboldt Research Award
2013 Yagami Award
2014 American Physical Soc. Fellow