Childhood in Japan
Dr. Tihiro Ohkawa was born in 1928 in Kanazawa City, Japan. He was the oldest son of his father, a professor of German literature at the Fourth High School in his hometown, where Tihiro would eventually study.
Education and Research
After WWII, Ohkawa was admitted to the prestigious University of Tokyo to study nuclear physics under Prof. Goro Miyamoto, a protégé of Prof. Ryokichi Sagane, who had in turn been a student of Dr. Nishina.
Flourishing in the World
Around the time that Ohkawa was working on his the FFAG concept, a university colleague returned from a visit to the U.S. He mentioned to Ohkawa that another group, the Midwestern Universities Research Association (MURA), was also working on the FFAG idea.