Members Profile

Masatoshi Sato

Masatoshi Sato

Professor, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University

Field of Specialty:
Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Field Theory
Specific Topics:
Theory on Topological Materials

E-mail : msato[at]


Since before the discovery of topological insulators, I have been interested in topological phases, in particular topological aspects of superconductors. Also, recently I have studied topological crystalline insulators and superconductors in order to reveal the relation between symmetry and topology.

In the previous topological project, I had known various aspects of topological quantum phenomena, through many discussions and collaborations. In this new topological project, by taking into account electron correlation effects as well, I would like to develop theories of topological materials, predict new topological phenomena, and collaborate with experimentalists.


Ph.D. (Physics), Kyoto University


Research Fellow, Yukawa Memorial Foundation
Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Associate, Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo
Assistant Professor, Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Nagoya University


The University of Tokyo The Institute for Solid State Physics Science Encouraging Prize
17th Superconductivity Science and Technology Award


"Majorana Fermions and Topology in Superconductors"
M. Sato, S Fujimoto
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 85, 072001-1-32 (Jun. 2016)
DOI: 10.7566/JPSJ.85.072001

"Topological superconductivity in Dirac semimetals"
S Kobayashi, M. Sato
Physical review letters 115, 187001-1-5 (Oct. 2015)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.187001

"Z2 topology in nonsymmorphic crystalline insulators: Möbius twist in surface states"
K Shiozaki, M. Sato, K Gomi
Physical Review B 91, 155120-1-9 (Apr. 2015)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.91.155120

"Crossed surface flat bands of Weyl semimetal superconductors"
B Lu, K Yada, M. Sato, Y Tanaka
Physical review letters 114, 096804-1-5 (Mar. 2015)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.096804

"Topology of crystalline insulators and superconductors"
K Shiozaki, M. Sato
Physical Review B 90, 165114-1-41 (Oct. 2014)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.90.165114

"Symmetry-Protected Majorana Fermions in Topological Crystalline Superconductors: Theory and Application to Sr2RuO4"
Y Ueno, A Yamakage, Y Tanaka, M. Sato
Physical review letters 111, 087002-1-6 (Aug. 2013)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.087002

"Symmetry Protected Topological Order and Spin Susceptibility in Superfluid 3He−B"
T Mizushima, M. Sato, K Machida
Physical review letters 109, 165301-1-5 (Oct. 2012)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.165301

"Symmetry and Topology in Superconductors –Odd-Frequency Pairing and Edge States–"
Y Tanaka, M. Sato, N Nagaosa
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 81, 011013-1-34 (Dec. 2011)
DOI: 10.1143/JPSJ.81.011013

"Topology of Andreev bound states with flat dispersion"
M. Sato, Y Tanaka, K Yada, T Yokoyama
Physical Review B 83, 224511-1-22 (Jun. 2011)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.83.224511

"Topological Odd-parity Superconductors"
M. Sato,
Physical Review B 81, 220504(R)-1-4 (Jun. 2010).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.81.220504

"Non-Abelian Topological Order in s-wave Superfluids of Ultracold Fermionic Atoms"
M. Sato, Y. Takahashi, and S. Fujimoto,
Physical Review Letters 103, 020401-1-4 (Jul. 2009).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.020401

"Topological properties of spin-triplet superconductors and the Fermi surface topology in the normal states"
M. Sato,
Physical Review B 79, 214526-1-6 (Jun. 2009).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.79.214526

"Topological Phase of Noncentrosymmetric Superconductors: Edge States, Majorana Fermions, and Non-Abelian Statistics"
M. Sato, and S. Fujimoto,
Physical Review B 79, 094504-1-61 (Mar. 2009).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.79.094504

"Non-Abelian statistics of axion strings"
M. Sato
Physics Letters B 575, 126-130 (Nov. 2003)
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2003.09.047

"Topological formulation of effective vortex strings"
M. Sato and S.Yahikozawa,
Nuclear Physics B 436, 100-1-29 (Nov. 1995).