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Toshihide Maskawa or Masukawa 益川 敏英, Masukawa Toshihide, born February 7, 1940 in Nagoya, Japan is a Japanese theoretical physicist known for his work on CP-violation who was awarded one quarter of the 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"1
- 1 Biography
- 2 Awards and honors
- 3 See also
- 4 Notes
A native of Aichi Prefecture, Maskawa graduated from Nagoya University in 1962 and received a PhD in particle physics from the same university in 1967 At Kyoto University in the early 1970s, he collaborated with Makoto Kobayashi on explaining broken symmetry the CP violation within the Standard Model of particle physics Maskawa and Kobayashi's theory required that there be at least three generations of quarks, a prediction that was confirmed experimentally four years later by the discovery of the bottom quark
Maskawa and Kobayashi's 1973 article, "CP Violation in the Renormalizable Theory of Weak Interaction",2 is the fourth most cited high energy physics paper of all time as of 20103 The Cabibbo–Kobayashi–Maskawa matrix, which defines the mixing parameters between quarks was the result of this work Kobayashi and Maskawa were jointly awarded half of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics for this work, with the other half going to Yoichiro Nambu1
Maskawa was Director of the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics from 1997 to 20034 He is now special professor and director general of Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe at Nagoya University1, director of Maskawa Institute for Science and Culture at Kyoto Sangyo University2 and professor emeritus of Kyoto University
Awards and honorsedit
- Nobel Prize in Physics 2008
- Japan Order of Culture 2008
- Asahi Prize 1994
- Japan Academy Prize 1985
- Sakurai Prize 1985
- List of Japanese Nobel laureates
- List of Nobel laureates affiliated with Kyoto University
- ^ a b "The Nobel Prize in Physics 2008" The Nobel Foundation Retrieved 2009-10-17
- ^ M Kobayashi, T Maskawa 1973 "CP-Violation in the Renormalizable Theory of Weak Interaction" Progress of Theoretical Physics 49 2: 652–657 Bibcode:1973PThPh49652K doi:101143/PTP49652
- ^ "Top Cited Articles of All Time 2010 edition" SLAC 2009 Retrieved 2014-06-21
- ^ "History of YITP" Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
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