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Education & Outreach

University Teaching:

Ooguri has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including quantum mechanics, statistical physics, mathematical methods in physics, group theory, probability & statistics, geometry & topology, quantum field theory, and general relativity.

In 1999, he was voted as one of best instructors by graduating seniors at the University of California at Berkeley.


Public Outreach Activities:

Caltech Interview on Science Communication

Ooguri has published 6 popular science books in Japanese, and over 300,000 copies have been sold. They have been translated into Chinese and Korean. His "Introduction to Superstring Theory" was awarded the 2014 Kodansha Prize for Science Books, Japan's only major prize for science books.

Ooguri writes a monthly popular science article on the Universe in Weekly Diamond, a business magazine of the highest circulation in Japan (Jaunary, 2015 - present) and wrote a weekly column for six months in Chunichi Shimbun and Tokyo Shimbun, major newspapers in Japan (January - June, 2017). He is also a contributing writer to the on-line OP-ed page of Asahi Shimbun, another major newspaper.

Ooguri was a scientific adviser for "The Man from the 9 Dimensions,"a 3D dome theater movie, which received the 2016 Best Educational Production Award from the International Planetarium Society.

   Trailer of "The Man From the 9 Dimensions"


Ooguri has given many outreach lectures including:

   Public Lecture at Collège de France, Paris (2 July 2016)


 Ooguri was an advisor to the TV program of NHK, the public broadcasting cooporation in Japan, on superstring theory. He was also an advisor to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation to produce a 3D dome theater movie on superstring theory.