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Shin'ichirō Tomonaga

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Shinichiro Tomonaga[1] (朝永 振一郎, Tomonaga Shin'ichirō, March 31, 1906 – July 8, 1979), usually known as Sin-Itiro Tomonaga in English,[2] was a Japanese physicist and important in the creation of quantum electrodynamics. For this, he won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965[3] along with Richard Feynman and Julian Schwinger. Tomonaga was born in Tokyo.

Tomonaga died on July 8, 1979 in Tokyo of throat cancer, aged 73.

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  1. For this spelling see: Shigeru Nakayama, Kunio Gotō, Hitoshi Yoshioka (eds.), A Social History of Science and Technology in Contemporary Japan: Road to self-reliance 1952-1959, Trans Pacific Press, 2005, p. 723.
  2. Schweber, S. S. (1994). QED and the Men Who Made It: Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga. Princeton University Press. p. 252. ISBN 9780691033273..
  3. Hayakawa, Satio (December 1979). "Obituary: Sin-itiro Tomonaga". Physics Today. 32 (12): 66–68. Bibcode:1979PhT....32l..66H. doi:10.1063/1.2995326.[permanent dead link]