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Masatoshi Koshiba
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Koizumi Cabinet E-mail Magazine, No.74, December 12, 2002
Born (1926-09-19)September 19, 1926
Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan
Died November 12, 2020(2020-11-12) (aged 94)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japan
Alma mater University of Tokyo
University of Rochester
Known for Astrophysics, neutrinos
Awards Humboldt Prize (1997)
Wolf Prize in Physics (2000)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2002)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Chicago
University of Tokyo
Tokai University
Doctoral advisor Morton F. Kaplon
Other academic advisors Shin'ichirō Tomonaga
Takahiko Yamanouchi
Doctoral students Yoji Totsuka
Atsuto Suzuki
Other notable students Takaaki Kajita

Masatoshi Koshiba (小柴 昌俊 Koshiba Masatoshi, September 19, 1926 – November 12, 2020) was a Japanese physicist. He was known as one of the founders of Neutrino astronomy. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics with Raymond Davis, Jr. in 2002.

He was Senior Counselor of International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP) and Emeritus Professor of University of Tokyo.

Koshiba died on November 12, 2020 in Tokyo at the age of 94.


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