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M. Kobayashi

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Dates

April 7, 1944 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Kobayashi, M. (Makoto)

Additional Forms of Names

Kobayashi, Makoto, 1944-

小林惇

小林真

小林誠

Biography

Abstract

Makoto Kobayashi is a particle physicist at the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK). He was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Toshihide Masukawa "for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature."

Important Dates

April 07, 1944Birth, Nagoya-kō (Japan).

1972Obtained PhD in Physics, Nagoya University (Nagoya Daigaku), Nagoya-kō (Japan).

1972 – 1982Research Associate, Kyoto University (Kyōto Daigaku), Kyoto (Japan).

1979Awarded Nishina Memorial Prize.

1979 – presentAssistant Professor and Professor (1979-1989); Head, Physics Division (1989-2003); Professor, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Science (1997-2006); Director, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies (2003-2006); and Professor Emeritus (2006-present), High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (Kō-enerugī Kasokuki Kenkyū Kikō (Japan)), Ibaraki, Japan (Osaka).

1982 – 1983Researcher, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland).

1985Awarded J. J. Sakurai Prize, American Physical Society.

2001Awarded Person of Cultural Merit Award.

2007Awarded High Energy Particle Physics Prize, European Physical Society.

2007 – presentExecutive Director, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Nihon Gakujutsu Shinkōkai), Tokyo (Japan).

2008Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics along with Toshihide Masukawa "for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature".

2008Awarded Order of Culture Award.

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Nagoya-kō (Japan)

Graduate Education

Nagoya-kō (Japan)

Employment

Kyoto (Japan)

Geneva (Switzerland)

Ibaraki, Japan (Osaka)

Subjects

Particle physics.

Quarks.

Symmetry (Physics).

Relationships

People

Family

Kobayashi, Emiko Nakayama

Wife, married in 1990.

Kobayashi, Sachiko Enomoto

Wife, married in 1975.

Advisors & Collaborators

Masukawa, Toshihide, 1940-

Shared 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature."

Sakata, Schoichi

PhD advisor at High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK).

Additional

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Both awarded Nobel Prizes in Physics in 2008 for separate projects.

Institutions

Major Positions

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Researcher.

Kō-enerugī Kasokuki Kenkyū Kikō (Japan)

Assistant Professor; Professor; Head, Physics Division; Professor, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Science; Director, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies; and Professor Emeritus.

Kyoto Daigaku. Department of Physics

Research Associate.

Nihon Gakujutsu Shinkōkai

Executive Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Awarded 1985 J. J. Sakurai Prize.

European Physical Society

Awarded 2007 High Energy Particle Physics Prize.

Nagoya Daigaku

Obtained PhD in Physics (1972).

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

American Institute of Physics Physics Today division Bertram Schwarzschild Nobel Prize files, 1954-2013.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Makoto Kobayashi Nobel Prize biography.