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Background Information

Employment History

Union Frontiers of Geophysics Lecture

Thorne Lay

Rundle Turcotte and Marone

German Choreographer and Artistic Director Pina Bausch, Director

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch GmbH


Professor Emeritus
California Institute of Technology

CUREE Member

Japanese Chemist Doctor Hiroo Inokuchi, A Professor Emeritus
Institute for Molecular Science

Japanese Chemist Doctor Hiroo Inokuchi, A Professor Emeritus
University of Tokyo




University of Tokyo

undergraduate degree

University of Tokyo

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Earth, Planets and Space (EPS)/Editorial Board [cached]

- Hiroo Kanamori California Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

Hiroo Kanamori ... [cached]

Hiroo Kanamori California Institute of Technology, United States of America

Editorial committee meeting Earth, Planets and Space in Tokyo with overseas editors [cached]

- Hiroo Kanamori, California Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

The size of earthquakes is quantified ... [cached]

The size of earthquakes is quantified by the magnitude, originally defined by Charles Richter, but now measured using a formula devised by Dr. Hiroo Kanamori of Caltech.

Kanamori Receives Sacred ... [cached]

Kanamori Receives Sacred Treasure from Japanese Government

Hiroo Kanamori, Caltech's John E. and Hazel S. Smits Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, has been awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure Gold and Silver Star by the government of Japan for his "contribution to education and research."
After receiving his undergraduate degree and PhD from the University of Tokyo, Kanamori spent 10 years as a researcher and professor at the university's Geophysics Department and Earthquake Research Institute. He returned as a visiting lecturer this year.
Kanamori moved to Caltech in 1972, where he worked on the mechanism of world great earthquakes and developed in 1977 a way of quantifying an earthquake in terms of the amount of energy it releases. His current research is on the physics of earthquakes, and he is also working on new detection methods for early warning systems.
Kanamori was nominated by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. He received the award from Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, in a conferment ceremony in Tokyo on November 5, 2014. The Emperor of Japan, Tsugunomiya Akihito, was also present.
"I enjoyed seeing the emperor," says Kanamori. "He is a good scientist himself."
Kanamori has also been named the 2014 recipient of the William Bowie Medal, the highest award given by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), which he received at the 47th annual meeting of the AGU on December 17, 2014, in San Francisco.

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