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Recipient: 1998 William Hume-Rothery Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's William Hume-Rothery Award was established in 1972 by the Institute of Metals Division of TMS and recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions to the science of alloys. The award includes an invitation to the recipient to be the honored lecturer at the William Hume-Rothery Memorial Symposium during the TMS Annual Meeting.
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Ryoichi Kikuchi

Lecture Title: "Space is Continuous"

Biography: Ryoichi Kikuchi is a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. He earned his B.S. and Ph.D. in solid state physics at Tokyo University in 1942 and 1951, respectively. During his career in academia, he has served on the staffs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Delft Technical University, Tohuku University, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Purdue University, and the University of Washington He has also be a visiting scientist for the National Bureau of Standards and a staff member of Hughes Research Laboratories.

He has received many honors for his development of the cluster variation method and its extension to the time-dependent path probability method.

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