In order to support young female researchers, a new award was set up in honor of Marie Curie, who won the Nobel Prize for the first time as a woman, and the first award ceremony was held by gathering Japanese female researchers who are expected to be active. I did.

The Japan Science and Technology Agency, which implements science and technology policy, has set up a new award to support young female researchers, and is known as the "Marie Curie Award" after Marie Curie from Poland, who won the Nobel Prize for the first time as a woman. As a result, we held an award ceremony with the Polish Embassy.

Mayuko Yamashita (26), an assistant professor at Kyoto University who is studying mathematics, was selected for the highest award and was handed a certificate of merit.

Mr. Yamashita majored in mathematics at the University of Tokyo and became an assistant professor at Kyoto University at the age of 23, and she has already made great achievements in research on mathematics that can be applied to particle physics.



Other incentives and special awards include Mariko Kimura of RIKEN, who specializes in astrophysics, Kayoko Shioda of Emory University in the United States, who specializes in infectious disease epidemiology, and Saito of Norwegian University of Life Sciences, who specializes in life sciences. Marie was selected.



Mayuko Yamashita said, "I am very honored. Since mathematics is a field where there are few women, I want to convey the appeal of mathematics to many people and become a role model for female researchers."

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