Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald won Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 [ Current News (Concise) ]

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About Takaaki Kajita: Takaaki Kajita was born in 1959. He is a Japanese physicist and he is well - known for neutrino experiments at the Kamiokande and its inheritor Super - Kamiokande.

Image of Takaaki Kajita

Image of Takaaki Kajita

Nobel Prize in Physics 2015

  • He exposed a shortage of muon neutrinos in atmospheric neutrinos, to which they called “atmospheric neutrino anomaly” with the Kamiokande team in 1988 and neutrino alternations traced in 1998.

About his achievements:

  • He was awarded with the Bruno Rossi Prize in 1989 together with the members of the Kamiokande collaboration.
  • He also received 2002 Panofsky Prize.
  • He was awarded the Asahi Prize in 1987 as part of Kamiokande
  • He received the Asahi Prize in 1999 as part of Super kamiokande.
  • He achieved the Nishina Memorial Prize in 1999.
  • In 2013 he honoured with the Julius Wess Award.

About Arthur B. McDonald:

Image of Arthur B. McDonald

Image of Arthur B. McDonald

Nobel Prize in Physics 2015

  • Arthur Bruce McDonald was born on 29th August 1943 in Sydney of Nova Scotia.
  • He is a physicist of Canada and also the Director of Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Institute.
  • He also served as Gordon and Patricia Gray Chair in Particle Astrophysics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

About his achievements:

  • He made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006.
  • He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2009.
  • He was awarded with the Royal Society of Canada’s Henry Marshall Tory Medal in respect for having “brought great honour and intelligent wealth to Canada” in 2011.

About winning of Nobel Prize in Physics:

  • The Nobel Prize of Physics was awarded to Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Canada for the discovery of neutrino alternations, which shows that neutrinos have mass.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 7, 2015