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Takaaki Kajita

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Takaaki Kajita
梶田 隆章
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Born (1959-03-09) 9 March 1959 (age 62)
EducationSaitama Prefectural Kawagoe High School
Alma materSaitama University (B.S.)
University of Tokyo (M.S., Ph.D.)
Spouse(s)Michiko
AwardsAsahi Prize (1988)
Bruno Rossi Prize (1989)
Nishina Memorial Prize (1999)
Panofsky Prize (2002)
Japan Academy Prize (2012)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2015)
Fundamental Physics Prize (2016)
Scientific career
InstitutionsKavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo
Doctoral advisorMasatoshi Koshiba
Other academic advisorsYoji Totsuka

Takaaki Kajita (梶田 隆章, Kajita Takaaki, Japanese pronunciation: [kadʑita takaːki]; born 9 March 1959) is a Japanese physicist. In 2015, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics with Canadian physicist Arthur B. McDonald.[1]

On 1 October 2020, he became the president of the Science Council of Japan.

References[change | change source]

  1. KAGRA collaboration (7 October 2015). "Professor Kajita won the novel prize in physics !!". Press release. http://gwcenter.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/archives/1169. "Professor Kajita, who is the PI of KAGRA, won the Nobel prize in physics !!"