On March 28, Professor UMEMURA Masayuki (Division of Astrophysics), who retired at the end of FY2022, was awarded the title of Fellow of the Center for Computational Sciences.
Professor Umemura has made significant contributions to education and research in theoretical astrophysics, particularly in the study of the formation of first-generation cosmic objects and galaxy formation by cosmic radiation hydrodynamics. He has also contributed to a wide range of academic fields, including the establishment and promotion of joint research centers such as the Organization for Collaborative Research on Computational Astrobiology, which explores key processes related to the origin of life in the universe through international and interdisciplinary collaborative research, and the Department of Computational Medical Science, which is a medical science-computational science collaboration.
He also served as the director of the Center for Computational Sciences for six years from FY2013 to FY2018 and made significant contributions to the promotion of education and research in computational science and to the management and operation of the Center. For these achievements, the Center for Computational Sciences awarded him the title of Fellow.