# Curriculum Vitae

**Biosketch**

After completing his graduate studies in two years, Ooguri became a tenured faculty member of the University of Tokyo in 1986. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and was appointed an assistant professor at the University of Chicago before receiving his Ph.D. in 1989. After four years as an associate professor at Kyoto University, he returned to the United States in 1994 as a full professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley.

In 2000, Ooguri moved to Caltech, where he is the inaugural holder of the Fred Kavli Chair. He served as the Deputy Chair of the Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy (equivalent to a vice dean of physical sciences) for five years since 2010, and led the establishment of the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics in 2014, serving as its Founding Director since then.

Ooguri was a Founding Principal Investigator of the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe at the University of Tokyo for fifteen years (2007 - 2022), and served as its Director from 2018 to 2023. In 2024, the University of Tokyo honored him with the title of University Professor.

Ooguri was a General Member of the Aspen Center for Physics for twenty years (2003 - 2023), serving as the Scientific Secretary, a Trustee, the President, and the Chair of the Board of Trustees. He was elected an Honorary Trustee for Life in 2023.

Ooguri has received the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon from the Emperor of Japan, the Eisenbud Prize for Mathematics and Physics from the American Mathematical Society, the Simons Investigator Award from the Simons Foundation, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Hamburg Prize and the Humboldt Research Award in Germany, the Louis Michel Chair at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS) in France, the Frontiers of Science Award at the International Congress of Basic Science in China, the Benjamin Lee Distinguished Professorship in Korea, and the Nishina Memorial Prize and the Chunichi Cultural Award in Japan. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Mathematical Society.

Ooguri's popular science books have sold over 300,000 copies in Japan, and one of them won the Kodansha Prize for Science Books. He also supervised a science movie, which was selected for the Best Educational Production Award from the International Planetarium Society and has been translated into six languages.

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### Education

Years | Degrees | Institutions |
---|---|---|

1989 | Doctor of Science, Doctoral Thesis | University of Tokyo |

1986 | Master of Science | Kyoto University |

1984 | Bachelor of Science | Kyoto University |

### Academic Appointments

#### California Institute of Technology

#### Aspen Center for Physics

#### University of Tokyo

Years | Titles | Divisions |
---|---|---|

2024 - present | University Professor | Office of the President |

2018 - 2023 | Director | Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe |

2007 - 2022 | Principal Investigator | Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe |

1986 - 1989 | Assistant Professor | Department of Physics |

#### Other Academic Institutions

Years | Titles | Institutions |
---|---|---|

2024 - present | Louis Michele Chair | Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS) |

1994 - 2000 | Professor | University of California, Berkeley |

1995 - 2000 | Faculty Senior Scientist | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory |

1990 - 1994 | Associate Professor at RIMS | Kyoto University |

1989 - 1990 | Assistant Professor | University of Chicago |

1988 - 1989 | Member | Institute for Advanced Study |

### Awards & Honors

Years | Awards | Awarding Bodies |
---|---|---|

2024 | Frontiers of Science Award | International Congress of Basic Science |

2023 | Guggenheim Fellowship | Guggenheim Foundation |

2021 | Benjamin Lee Distinguished Professorship | Korean Physical Society & APCTP |

2019 | Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon | Emperor of Japan |

2018 | Hamburg Prize | Joachim Herz Foundation |

2017 | Member | Japan Writers' Association |

2016 | Best Educational Production Award | International Planetarium Society |

2016 | Fellow | American Academy of Arts and Sciences |

2016 | Chunichi Cultural Award | Chunichi Shimbun |

2014 | Kodansha Prize for Science Books | Kodansha |

2012 | Fellow in the Inaugural Class | American Mathematical Society |

2012 | Simons Investigator | Simons Foundation (renewed in 2023) |

2009 | Nishina Memorial Prize | Nishina Memorial Foundation |

2008 | Takagi Lecturer | Mathematical Society of Japan |

2008 | Humboldt Research Award | Alexandar Von Humboldt Foundation |

2008 | Eisenbud Prize for Mathematics and Physics | American Mathematical Society |

1999 | One of the Best Instructors | Class of 1999, UC Berkeley |

### Distinguished Lectures

Years | Lectures | Hosts |
---|---|---|

2024 | Ta-You Wu Lecture | University of Michigan |

2024 | Pioneers in Theoretical Physics Colloquium | University of British Columbia |

2023 | Arnold Sommerfeld Lectures | Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich |

2022 | Science Lectureship Award | Chiba University |

2019 | Nishina Memorial Lecture | Nishina Memorial Foundation |

2019 | Wolfgang Pauli Lectures | Hamburg University and DESY |

2019 | Bethe Colloquium | University of Bonn |

2019 | Hamilton Colloquium | Princeton University |

2018 | Distinguished Lecture | ICTS, Bangalore |

2017 | Annual General Assembly Lecture | Physical Society of Japan |

2016 | Distinguished Lecture | Taiwan National Center for Theoretical Sciences |

2013 | Lecture at the First Annual Meeting | Simons Foundation, Mathematics & Physical Sciences |

2012 | Annual General Assembly Lecture | RIKEN |

2009 | Ehrenfest Colloquium | Leiden University |

- Left: Nishina Prize Ceremony with 3 Nobel Laureates: Masatoshi Koshiba, Makoto Kobayashi, and Toshihide Maskawa.
- Right: Hamburg Prize Ceremony at the Planetarium Hamburg [photos courtesy of Joachim Herz Stiftung/Claudia Höhne].

### Visiting Appointments

Years | Institutions | Appointments |
---|---|---|

2023 Spring | Harvard University | Bershadsky Distinguished Visitnig Fellow |

2019 Spring | Galileo Galilei Institute, Florence | Simons Visiting Professor |

2016 Spring | Harvard University | Visiting Scholar |

2015 Fall | Institute for Advanced Study | Director's Visiting Professor |

2007 Spring | University of Tokyo | Visiting Professor |

1994 Fall | Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Paris | Visiting Professor |

1992 Fall -1993 Summer | Harvard University | Visiting Scholar |

### Services to Caltech

Years | Committees | Roles |
---|---|---|

2003 - 2023 | Physics Colloquium Committee | Chair in 2012 - 2015 and 2019 - 2023 |

2001 - 2019 | Physics Faculty Search Committee | Co-Chair in 2003 - 2006 |

2015 - 2016 | Physics Graduate Committee | |

2012 - 2015 | Undergraduate Admissions Committee | |

2011 - 2014 | University Faculty Board | Steering Committee Member in 2012 - 2014 |

2001 - 2002 and 2010 - 2012 | PMA Long-Term Strategic Planning Committee | Chair in 2010 - 2012 |

2004 - 2017 | Mathematics Faculty Search Committee |

### Advisory and Review Committees

Years | Committees |
---|---|

Multiple Years | Review Panels for DOE and NSF |

2005-2008 | Advisory Committee of Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara |

2005-present | International Scientific Committee of "Strings" Conference Series |

2008, 2012, 2015, 2018 | Advisory Committee of Solvay Institutes |

2008-2011 | Advisory Committee of Banff International Research Station |

2011-present | Steering Committee of Kavli Asian Winter School |

2013-2017 | Steering Committee of Research Institute for Mathematical Sciencers at Kyoto University |

2013 | Review Committee of Institute for Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences |

2015 | Scientific Committee of International Congress of Mathematical Physics |

2016, 2019 | Permanent Staff Search Committee of CERN Theory Group |

2018-present | Advisory Committee of Center for Quantum Mathematics and Physics at UC Davis |

2018 | Review Committee of Korea Institute for Advanced Study |

2018 | Review Committee of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research |

2019 | Lead Editor Search Committee for Physical Review D |

2019-present | Scientific Council of ICTP-AP, Beijing |

2019-present | Advisory Committee of Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe at Hamburg University |

2019-present | Steering Committee of "String-Math" Conference Series |

2020 | Elector, Rouse Ball Professorship, Oxford University |

2020 | Committee of Visitors, US Department of Energy, Office of High Energy Physics |

2020-present | International Advisory Board, Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Tohoku University |

2020-present | International Scientific Committee, Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications |

2022-present | Scientific Committee of Pollica Physics Centre in Salerno, Italy |

2023-2025 | Advisory Board, Universities for International Research Excellence, MEXT, Japan |

2023-2025 | Advisory Panel on Functions and Organization of the Science Council of Japan, Cabinet Office, Japan |

2024-present | International Advisory Board, Center for Mathematical Physics Hamburg |

2024-present | Scientific Advisory Committee, Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics, Taiwan |

2024--resent | Scientific Advisory Board, the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Garching, Germany |

### Prize Selection Committees

Years | Prizes |
---|---|

2014 | Kyoto Prize |

2016 - 2021 | Nishina Memorial Prize |

2017 - 2018, 2022 - 2024 | Soros Fellowship for New Americans |

2019 | Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award |

2019 - 2020 | Inamori Research Institute for Science Fellowship |

2022 - present | Marie Sklodowska Curie Award |

2023 - present | American Academy of Arts and Sciences Membership Panel |

2024 | American Physical Society Heineman Prize |

### Editorial Boards

Years | Journals |
---|---|

1997-2006 | Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP) |

1997-present | Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics |

1998-2013 | Nuclear Physics B |

2006-2009 | Physical Review D |

2014-2015 | Communications in Mathematical Physics |

2019- | SpringerBriefs in Mathematical Physics |

Ooguri organized major conferences including Strings '98, Strings 2003, Strings 2018, and String-Math 2018.

### Conference Organization

"Strings" Conferences |
Strings 1998 Santa Barbara, California Strings 2003 Kyoto, Japan Strings 2018 Okinawa, Japan (Member of the Planning Committee since 2022) |

"String-Math" Conference |
String-Math 2018 Sendai, Japan (Member of the Steering Committee since 2019) |

Aspen Center for Physics Workshops |
Duality in Physics and Mathematics (1996) Strings, Branes, and Superpotentials, (2004) String theory and Quantum Geometry (2007) Unity of String Theory (2009) Mathematics of Superconformal Field Theory (2013) |

Burke Institute Conferences at Caltech |
Inaugural Symposium (2015) Gravitational Wave (2014) Grassmannian Geometry and Scattering Amplitudes (2014) F-Theory at 20 (2016) General Relativity at 100 (2016) |

Kavli IPMU Conferences |
Opening Symposium (2008) Theoretical Physics and Mathematics in Asia (2008) Quantum Black Holes (2008) Wall Crossing and New Invariants (2009) Condensed Matter and String Theory (2010) Gauge and String Theory (2013) Holography and QCD (2013) Goddard Symposium (2014) Condensed Matter and AdS/CFT (2015) Seiberg Symposium (2016) Statistics, Quantum Information, and Gravity (2016) Kavli IPMU 10th Anniversary Symposium (2017) |

Kavli Asian Winter School |
Kusatsu, Japan (2012) Okinawa, Japan (2016) Sendai, Japan (2020) (Member of the Steering Committee since 2011) |

KITP Workshops, Santa Barbara |
Duality in String Theory (1998) Mathematical Structure in String Theory (2005) Swampland and Quantum Gravity Constraints (2019) |

ICTP Spring School, Trieste | Co-Director with Ashoke Sen in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 |

Simons Symposia on Quantum Entanglement | 2013, 2015, 2017 |

Galileo Galilei Institute Workshop, Florence | String and M Theory Approaches to Particle Physics and Cosmology (2007) |

Americal Physical Society Meetings |
DPF meeting at the College of William and Mary (2002) Joint Meeting of DPF and JPS in Honolulu, Hawaii (2006) |

Banff International Research Station Conference | Frontiers in String Theory (2006) |

International Congres of Mathematical Physics | String Theory Session, Lisbon (2003) |

John Schwarz's 60th Birthday Conference | Caltech (2001) |

John Schwarz's 75th Birthday Conference | Caltech (2016) |

Tohru Eguchi's 60th Birthday Conference | Kyoto (2008) |

The 50th Anniversary of the Quark Prediction | Caltech (2013) |

Murray Gell-Mann Memorial Symposium | Caltech (2020) |