Ryogo Kubo
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Ryogo Kubo
Ryogo Kubo
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Born(1920-02-15)February 15, 1920
Tokyo, Japan
DiedMarch 31, 1995(1995-03-31) (aged 75)
Known forGreen-Kubo relations, Kubo Transform, Linear Response, Kubo gap
AwardsBoltzmann Medal (1977)
Scientific career
Notable studentsYoshitaka Tanimura (1989)

Ryogo Kubo ( , Kubo Ry?go, February 15, 1920 - March 31, 1995) was a Japanese mathematical physicist, best known for his works in statistical physics and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.


In the early 1950s, Kubo transformed research into the linear response properties of near-equilibrium condensed-matter systems, in particular the understanding of electron transport and conductivity, through the Kubo formalism, a Green's function approach to linear response theory for quantum systems. In 1977 Ryogo Kubo was awarded the Boltzmann Medal for his contributions to the theory of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, and to the theory of fluctuation phenomena. He is cited particularly for his work in the establishment of the basic relations between transport coefficients and equilibrium time correlation functions: relations with which his name is generally associated.


Books available in English
  • Statistical mechanics : an advanced course with problems and solutions / Ryogo Kubo, in cooperation with Hiroshi Ichimura, Tsunemaru Usui, Natsuki Hashitsume (1965, 7th edit.1988)
  • Many-body theory : lectures / edited by Ry?go Kubo (1966)
  • Dynamical processes in solid state optics / edited by Ry?go Kubo and Hiroshi Kamimura(1967)
  • Thermodynamics : an advanced course with problems and solutions / Kubo Ryogo (1968)
  • Statistical physics of charged particle systems / edited by Ryogo Kubo and Taro Kihara (1969)
  • Solid state physics / edited by Ryogo Kubo and Takeo Nagamiya ; translator, Scripta-Technica, Inc. ; editor of English ed., Robert S. Knox (1969)
  • Physics of quantum fluids / edited by Ry?go Kubo and Fumihiko Takano (1971)
  • Relaxation of elementary excitations : proceedings of the Taniguchi International Symposium, Susono-shi, Japan, October 12-16, 1979 / editors, R. Kubo and E. Hanamura (1980)
  • Selected papers of professor Ryogo Kubo on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday / edited by Executive Committee on the Commemoration of Professor Kubo's Sixtieth Birthday (1980)
  • Statistical physics / M. Toda, R. Kubo, N. Sait? (1983-1985)
  • Equilibrium statistical mechanics / M. Toda, R. Kubo, N. Saitô (1983 2nd edit. 1992)
  • Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics / R. Kubo, M. Toda, N. Hashitsume (1985 2nd edit. 1991)
  • Evolutionary trends in the physical sciences : proceedings of the Yoshio Nishina centennial symposium, Tokyo, Japan, December 5-7, 1990 (1991)
  • Ryogo Kubo; Kazuhisa Tomita (1954). "A General Theory of Magnetic Resonance Absorption". Journal of the Physical Society of Japan. Physical Society of Japan. 9 (6): 888-919. Bibcode:1954JPSJ....9..888K. doi:10.1143/JPSJ.9.888.
  • "Statistical-mechanical theory of irreversible processes. 1. general theory and simple applications to magnetic and conduction problems". J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 12: 570. 1957. Bibcode:1957JPSJ...12..570K. doi:10.1143/JPSJ.12.570. - cited more than 4300 times on Web of Science.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Web of Science Database

External links

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