Takeshi "Just call me Oka" Oka

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  E-mail address: t-oka@uchicago.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth: June 10, 1932

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan


1955   B.Sc. University of Tokyo

1960   Ph.D. Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo


1960-63   Fellow, Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, University of Tokyo

1963-81   National Research Council of Canada

1963-65   Postdoctorate fellow in Division of Pure Physics

1965-75   Assistant to Senior Research Physicist

1975-81   Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics

1981-89   Professor of Chemistry and Astronomy and Astrophysics, The University of Chicago

1989-   Robert A. Millikan Distinguished Service Professor

1993-   The Enrico Fermi Institute

2003-   Emeritus

Professional Awards

1972   Steacie Prize

1972   Visiting Professor, University of Toronto

1974   Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo

1975   Lecturer, Les Houches Summer School

1977   Fellow, Royal Society of Canada

1981/82   Centenary Lecturer, Royal Society

1982   Earle K. Plyler Prize

1984   Fellow, Royal Society of London

1985/86   Chancellor's Distinguished Lecturer, University of California at Berkeley

1987   Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1989   IBM Lecturer, University of California at Berkeley

1989   McDowell Lecturer, University of British Columbia

1990   Burlington Northern Achievement Award

1992   Lord Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1992   Lecturer, International School of Physics, "Enrico Fermi"

1992   Special Issue, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, Vol. 153

1995   Golden Jubilee Lecture, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

1997   Distinguished JILA Visitor

1997    William F. Meggers Award, Optical Society of America

1998   Ellis R. Lippincott Award, Society for Applied Spectroscopy

1998   Medaili Jana Marca Marci

2000   George Pimentel Memorial Lecture, Berkeley

2001   Honoris causa, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

2002   E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy, American Chemical Society

2003   Earl W. McDaniel Commemorative Lecture, Georgia Institute of Technology

2004   Honorary Degree, DSc., University College London

2004   University of Chicago Norman McLean Faculty Award

2004   Davy Medal, The Royal Society

2004   Wei Lun Visiting Professorship, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

Editorial Boards

1973-   Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy

1973-92   Chemical Physics

1975-77   Journal of Chemical Physics

1996-99   Low Temperature Physics


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