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Biography

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Masatoshi Koshiba

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Dates

September 19, 1926 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Koshiba, Masatoshi, 1926-

Additional Forms of Names

小柴昌俊, 1926-

Biography

Abstract

Masatoshi Koshiba is a neutrino astrophysicist at the University of Tokyo. He was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Raymond David Jr. "for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos."

Important Dates

September 19, 1926Birth, Toyohashi-shi (Japan).

1953Obtained Masters degree in Physics, University of Tokyo (Tōkyō Daigaku), Tokyo (Japan).

1955Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Rochester, Rochester (N.Y.).

1955 – 1962Research Associate (1955-1958) and Senior Research Associate with the honorary rank of Associate Professor and Acting Director, Laboratory of High Energy Physics and Cosmic Radiation (1959-1962), University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1958 – 1987Associate Professor, Institute of Nuclear Study (1958-1963); Associate Professor (1963-1970); Director, Laboratory of High Energy Physics (1974-1976); Director, Laboratory for International Collaboration on Elementary Particle Physics (1976-1984); and Director, International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (1984-1987), University of Tokyo (Tōkyō Daigaku), Tokyo (Japan).

1985Awarded Das Grosse Verdienstskruez Prize.

1987 – 1997Professor of Physics, Tokai University (Tōkai Daigaku), Tokyo (Japan).

1988Awarded Order of Culture Prize.

1989Awarded Bruno Rossi Award, American Physical Society.

1996Awarded Special Prize, European Physical Society.

1999Awarded Honorary DSc, Hamburg University (Universität Hamburg), Hamburg (Germany).

1999 – presentCouncilor, International Center for Elementary Particle Physics, University of Tokyo (Tōkyō Daigaku), Tokyo (Japan).

2000Awarded Distinguished Scholar Award, University of Rochester, Rochester (N.Y.).

2002Member, Japanese Academy (Nihon Gakushiin).

2002Awarded Panofsky Prize, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Neutrino astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Toyohashi-shi (Japan)

Graduate Education

Tokyo (Japan)

Rochester (N.Y.)

Employment

Chicago (Ill.)

Tokyo (Japan)

Ibaraki, Japan (Osaka)

Tokyo (Japan)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Atomic and molecular physics.

Neutrinos.

Nuclear reactions.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Davis, Raymond, 1914-2006

Shared the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics "for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos."

Kajita, Takaaki, 1959-

Advised by Koshiba at Tokyo University (Tōkyō Daigaku).

Kaplon, Morton F.

PhD advisor at University of Rochester on "High energy electron-proton cascade in cosmic radiation."

Colleagues

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Cohen, Morrel H.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Crewe, Albert V.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Falicov, L. M. (Leopoldo Maximo), 1933-1995

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Friedman, Jerome I. (Jerome Isaac), 1930-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Fritzsche, Hellmut

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Mayer, Joseph Edward, 1904-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Phillips, J. C.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Schrieffer, J. R. (John Robert), 1931-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Szilard, Leo

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Telegdi, Val, 1922-2006

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Wentzel, Gregor, 1898-1978

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Additional

Bahcall, John N.

Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995

Giacconi, Riccardo

Both awarded Nobel Prizes in Physics in 2002 for separate projects.

Institutions

Major Positions

Tōkai Daigaku

Professor of Physics.

Tōkyō Daigaku

Obtained Masters degree in Physics (1953). Associate Professor, Institute of Nuclear Study; Associate Professor; Director, Laboratory of High Energy Physics; Director, Laboratory for International Collaboration on Elementary Particle Physics; Director, International Center for Elementary Particle Physics; and Councilor, International Center for Elementary Particle Physics.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Research Associate; Senior Research Associate with the honorary rank of Associate Professor; and Acting Director, Laboratory of High Energy Physics and Cosmic Radiation.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Awarded 1989 Bruno Rossi Award and 2002 Panofsky Prize.

European Physical Society

Awarded 1996 Special Prize.

Nihon Gakushiin

Member.

Universität Hamburg

Awarded Honorary DSc (1999).

University of Rochester. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained PhD in Physics (1955). Awarded 2000 Distinguished Scholar Award.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Masatoshi Koshiba, 1997 August 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

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

Video Interviews with Nobel Prize Winners in Physics, 2004-2006.

Sussex Innovation Centre

Vega Science Trust

Brighton BN1 9SB, England UK

Published Resources

Subject

Masatoshi Koshiba Nobel Prize biography.