Keiichi Aichi

Physicist, Academic

1880 – 1923

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Who was Keiichi Aichi?

Keiichi Aichi was a Japanese physicist. He served as a professor of the physics department at the College of Science, Tohoku Imperial University.

Aichi was born in Tokyo in 1880 and studied theoretical physics at University of Tokyo. He graduated in 1903 and in 1905 moved to Kyoto where he was became an assistant professor at Kyoto University. Between 1908 and 1911 he studied in Germany and in 1912 defended his PhD at Tohoku Imperial University with recommendations from the chancellor. Soon after, he assumed the post of professor at the university's then newly established College of Science. In 1922, he served as an interpreter during the visit of Albert Einstein in Japan. He died from food poisoning in 1923.

His son was the politician Kiichi Aichi, who served consecutively as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance.

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1880
Tokyo-fu
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Died
1923

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on July 23, 2013

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