Kohji Hirata

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Kohji Hirata
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Washington Office
Job title
PhD(Physics)(Univ. Tsukuba)
Other affiliation
KEK, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization


Born in Tokyo.

Bachrelor: Keio University (Engineering)

Master: Tokyo University of Education (Physics)

Ph.D.: University of Tsukuba (theoretical physics, particle physics) March 1979

1984-1998 Assistant and Associate Prof. , KEK, National Laboratory for High Energy Physics (Accelerator Department) . (Enjoyed the beam physics research for TRISTAN and KEKB.)

1994-2000 Chairman of the Beam Dynamics panel of International Committee for Future Colliders (ICFA).

1998-2016 Prof. SOKENDAI(The Graduate University for Advanced Studies), working mainly on stimulating interdisciplinary collaborations and on STS, in particular on studies ofbig sciences and of science communication. 2001-2016 Director of the Center for the Promotion of Integrated Sciences (name changed). 2016- Professor Emeritus of SOKENDAI.

2001-2016 A Director (or Auditor) of Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies (JSSTS). 207-2009 The President.

2004-2006 A Director of the Physical Society of Japan

2017- Director, Washington Office Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Research Interests


Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2007
Mar 2016
Prof., Department of Evolutionary Studies of Biosystems, School of Advanced Sciences SOKENDAI


Trans-science and Communication
Kohji Hirata
   Mar 2008   [Invited]
Social History of High Energy Physics
Kohji Hirata
295-339   2011

Conference Activities & Talks

Similarity between Law and Science
Kohji Hirata
22 Nov 2015   

Teaching Experience


Published Papers

A Comprehensive Research Group on the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kaken-Hi) and the Formation of High Energy Physics Community in Japan
Kohji Hirata and Yoshinobu Takaiwa
Kagakusi Kenkyu   56(281) 17-31   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
The Huge and Advanced Engineering as Trans-science
Kohji Hirata
Journal of Science and Technology Studies   (11) 31-49   Mar 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
The concept of trans-science by A. Weinberg is reexamined in connection with a huge and advanced
science project, KEK B factory. Classification of the trans-science is introduced which implies the similarity with the uncertainty matrix approach of...
Science Program of TV and Science: A Case Study on "Woman and Man" of NHK (in Japanese; 科学番組と科学 : NHK「女と男」を例に)
Japanese Journal of Science Communication 科学技術コミュニケーション   8 3-13   Dec 2010   [Refereed]
Social Aspects of Japanese High Energy Accelerators
Kohji Hirata
International Particle Accelerator Conference Kyoto, Japan 2010   205-207   2010   [Refereed]
Gaussian approximation of the bunch lengthening in electron storage rings with a typical wake function
S. Petracca, Th. Demma, and K. Hirata
PHYSICAL REVIEW SPECIAL TOPICS - ACCELERATORS AND BEAMS   8(074401) 074401-1-074401-6   Jul 2005   [Refereed]
学技術社会論研究   (1) 68-74   Oct 2002   [Refereed]
An Essay on Big-Device-Pure Sciences (in Japanese; 大型装置純粋科学試論)
Japan Journal fpr Science, technology & Society (年報科学技術社会)   8 51-74   May 1999   [Refereed]
K. Hirata
Phys.Rev.Letters   74(12) 2228-2231   1995   [Refereed]