Prof. Dr. Takaharu Otsuka


Academic positionEmeritus
Research fieldsNuclear Physics,Theoretical Physics
Keywordscollective bands, nuclear shell model, nuclear structure theory, exotic nuclei, shell evolution
Honours and awards

2023: RIKEN Baihou Award

Current contact address

InstitutionTechnische Universität Darmstadt
InstituteInstitut für Kernphysik

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Robert RothInstitut für Kernphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt
Start of initial sponsorship01/06/2023


2023Humboldt Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Otsuka is an outstanding researcher in the field of theoretical nuclear structure physics. His research has transformed the way we think about nuclei as interacting quantum many-body systems. He has introduced key concepts, such as shell evolution in exotic nuclei, and computational methods that are critical for our modern understanding of complex nuclei. In Germany, Professor Otsuka will collaborate with experimental and theoretical working groups to advance the frontiers in nuclear structure theory and experiments.