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Published as Subject

Toshihide Masukawa

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Dates

February 7, 1940 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Masukawa, Toshihide, 1940-

Additional Forms of Names

Maskawa, T. (Toshihide), 1940-

Maskawa, Toshihide, 1940-

益川敏英, 1940-

Biography

Abstract

Toshihide Masukawa won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2008 alongside Makoto Kobayashi, "for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature." The majority of his research was conducted through Nagoya University and Kyoto University in Japan.

Important Dates

February 7, 1940 – presentBirth, Nagoya, Port of (Japan).

1962Obtained BSc degree, Nagoya University (Nagoya Daigaku), Nagoya, Port of (Japan).

1967Obtained PhD, Particle Physics, Nagoya University (Nagoya Daigaku), Nagoya, Port of (Japan).

1967 – 1997Research Associate, School of Science (1967); Professor, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (1976); Councilor (1990); and Director, Yukawa Unstitute for Theoretical Physics (1997), Kyoto University (Kyōto Daigaku), Kyoto (Japan).

1972Proposed theory of CP violation alongside Makoto Kobayashi.

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

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

2009 – presentDirector, Kobayashi-Masukawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Port of (Japan).

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Nagoya, Port of (Japan)

Undergraduate Education

Nagoya, Port of (Japan)

Graduate Education

Nagoya, Port of (Japan)

Employment

Kyoto (Japan)

Nagoya, Port of (Japan)

Subjects

Broken symmetry (Physics).

Condensed matter.

CP violation (Nuclear physics).

Nuclear physics.

Particle physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Kobayashi, M. (Makoto)

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 Nagoya University.

Additional

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Both won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2008 for separate projects.

Institutions

Major Positions

Kobayashi-Masukawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe

Director.

Kyōto Daigaku

Research Associate, School of Science; Professor, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics; Councilor; and Director, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received J. J. Sakurai Prize (1985).

Other

Nagoya Daigaku

Received BSc degree (1962) and PhD of Science (1967).

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Toshihide Maskawa.

Toshihide Masukawa Nobel Prize biography.