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9 March 1959 |
Higashimatsuyama, Saitama, Japan
|Education||Saitama Prefectural Kawagoe High School|
|Alma mater||Saitama University (B.S.)
University of Tokyo (M.S., Ph.D.)
|Awards||Asahi 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)
|Institutions||Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo|
|Doctoral advisor||Masatoshi Koshiba|
|Other academic advisors||Yoji Totsuka|
Takaaki Kajita (born 9 March 1959) is a Japanese physicist, known for neutrino experiments at the Kamiokande and its successor, Super-Kamiokande. In 2015, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Canadian physicist Arthur B. McDonald. On 1 October 2020, he became the president of the Science Council of Japan.
- 2015 – Order of Culture, Person of Cultural Merit
- 2016 – Doctorate in Science (DSc), Aligarh Muslim University, India
- 2016 – Honoris Causa Degree, Higher University of San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia.
- 2017 – Honoris Causa Degree in Physics, University of Naples Federico II
- 2017 – Honoris Causa Degree in Physics, University of Bern
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