On the passing of Dr. Ei-ichi Negishi (Message from the President)
It is with great sadness that I learned of the sudden passing of Dr. Ei-ichi Negishi, 2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and an alumnus and honorary doctor of the University of Tokyo.
Dr. Negishi was a leader in synthetic organic chemistry and shared his achievements and experiences with our faculty and students. At the University of Tokyo 2012 Spring undergraduate matriculation ceremony, Dr. Negishi gave a congratulatory address and told our students about the importance of “finding something they have a passion for and giving it their all.”
I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Negishi for his great contribution to academia, and express my sincere condolences to his family.
June 12, 2021
The University of Tokyo