1959 – Born on the 3rd of August in Toyama City, Japan.
1980 – Tanaka reported a method, called soft laser desorption, in which the sample, in solid or viscous form, is bombarded with a laser pulse.
1983 – Tanaka received an engineering degree from Tohoku University.
2002 – He was appointed fellow of the corporation, a position comparable to executive director.
– Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
– Tanaka’s prizewinning work expanded the applications of mass spectrometry, an analytic technique used in many fields of science since the early 20th century.