The 2011 Kyoto Prize Workshops

Proposal of the Theory of Fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation to Explore the Expanding Universe, and Outstanding Contribution to High-Energy Astronomy

Rashid Alievich Sunyaev

/  Astrophysicist

Basic Sciences

Earth and Planetary Sciences, Astronomy and Astrophysics


11 /12 Sat

13:00 - 17:30

Place: Kyoto International Conference Center

Address:Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan



Moderator Katsuhiko Sato (President, National Institutes of Natural Sciences)
Opening Address and Introduction of Laureate Humitaka Sato
Laureate’s Lecture Rashid Alievich Sunyaev (Laureate in Basic Sciences)
“The Richness and Beauty of the Physics of Cosmological Recombination”
Lecture Naoshi Sugiyama (Professor, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University)
“Acoustic Oscillations in Temperature Fluctuations of Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation”
Lecture Shin Mineshige (Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
“Shakura-Sunyaev Model for Accretion Disks: Before and After”
Moderator Yasuo Tanaka (Professor Dr., Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)
Lecture Eugene Churazov (Senior Staff Member, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics)
“Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Effect: Theory and Observations”
Lecture Kazuo Makishima (Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)
“Observational Studies of High Energy Astrophysical Objects”
Lecture Katsuji Koyama
“High Energy Sky with Advancing Technology”
Closing Remarks Yasuo Tanaka


Rashid Alievich Sunyaev


Dr. Rashid A. Sunyaev has made a far-reaching influence on contemporary observational cosmology through his theoretical studies of acoustic oscillations in the early universe left their imprint on temperature fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background radiation and the scattering of that radiation by hot electrons in the clusters of galaxies. He has also made significant contributions to high-energy astronomy through his theoretical research on the accretion of matter onto high-density celestial objects and the energy release mechanisms involved, as well as his leadership of international observational projects.


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Saturday, November 12, 2011
Kyoto International Conference Center
Humitaka Sato (Chairman, Kyoto Prize Committee; Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University) Katsuji Koyama (Chairman, Kyoto Prize Selection Committee; Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
Organized by Inamori Foundation
Supported by Kyoto Prefectural Government, Kyoto City Government, NHK
With the cooperation of The Astronomical Society of Japan, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, The Physical Society of Japan