It is our greatest pleasure to inform you that our iTHEMS colleague, Yosuke Kubota received 2020 Takebe Katahiro Prize for Encouragement of Young Researchers from The Mathematical Society of Japan (MSJ) for his contribution to the "Applications of operator K theory in geometry”. This prize was established by MSJ in honor of the renowned Japanese Mathematician in Edo period, Katahiro Takeba (1664 –1739).