Prize Recipient

FujiwaralMakoto Fujiwara


"For the introduction and use of innovative plasma techniques which produced the first demonstration of the trapping of antihydrogen."


Makoto Fujiwara received a Bachelor’s degree at Yamanashi University, Japan, in 1992, and a Ph.D. in Physics at University of British Columbia in 1999. Dr. Fujiwara has been working on antihydrogen physics since the beginning of the Antiproton Decelerator facility at CERN in 1999. From 1999 to 2004, he worked on the ATHENA experiment at CERN as a Japan Society of the Promotion of Science Fellow, and a RIKEN Fellow. Dr. Fujiwara contributed to ATHENA’s success in producing cold antihydrogen atoms in 2002.

In 2004, Dr. Fujiwara joined TRIUMF, Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics in Vancouver, as a Research Scientist, and initiated significant Canadian involvement in the ALPHA experiment. Since then, he has been leading the Canadian group in ALPHA, and has been coordinating particle physics aspects of the experiment.

Selection Committee:

Michael Mauel, Chair; Richard Berger; Wim Leemans; Troy Carter; Carl Sovinec