Toshihide Maskawa

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益川 敏英
Toshihide Maskawa
Maskawa in 2008
Born(1940-02-07)February 7, 1940
DiedJuly 23, 2021(2021-07-23) (aged 81)
Kyoto, Japan
Alma materNagoya University
Known forWork on CP violation
CKM matrix
AwardsSakurai Prize (1985)
Japan Academy Prize (1985)
Asahi Prize (1994)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2008)
Scientific career
FieldsHigh energy physics (theory)
InstitutionsNagoya University
Kyoto University
Kyoto Sangyo University
Doctoral advisorShoichi Sakata

Toshihide Maskawa (or Masukawa) (益川 敏英, Masukawa Toshihide, February 7, 1940 – July 23, 2021) was a Japanese theoretical physicist. He is known for his work on CP-violation. He won 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]

Maskawa died on July 23, 2021 in Kyoto, Japan from jaw cancer at the age of 81.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Nobel Prize in Physics 2008". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  2. ノーベル物理学賞受賞 益川敏英さん死去 81歳 (in Japanese)