Yoshihide Kozai

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Yoshihide Kozai
Yoshihide Kozai.jpg
Born(1928-04-01)April 1, 1928
DiedFebruary 5, 2018(2018-02-05) (aged 89)
Tokyo, Japan
Alma mater
Known forKozai mechanism
Scientific career

Yoshihide Kozai (1 April 1928 – 5 February 2018) was a Japanese astronomer. He worked in celestial mechanics. He was best known for discovering the Kozai mechanism, for which he received the Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy in 1979.[1]

From 1988 to 1991, he was the president of the International Astronomical Union.[2]

In 2009, he won the Decoration of Cultural Merit from the Japanese government.[3]

Kozai died on 5 February 2018 in Tokyo from liver failure, aged 89.[4][5]

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  1. Japan Academy, 61st-70th; retrieved 2011-08-15
  2. IAU Information Bulletin no. 104 (PDF). June 2009.
  3. "平成21年度 文化功労者" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-06-24.
  4. Masahiko Hayashi (11 February 2018). [tennet:16044] 【訃報】古在由秀先生 (in Japanese). Retrieved 12 February 2018. Invalid |script-title=: missing prefix (help)
  5. 訃報 古在由秀さん89歳=国立天文台初代台長 (in Japanese). The Mainichi Newspapers. 12 February 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2018. Invalid |script-title=: missing prefix (help)