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益川 敏英
Toshihide Maskawa
Toshihide Masukawa-press conference Dec 07th, 2008-2.jpg
Maskawa in 2008
Born (1940-02-07)February 7, 1940
Died July 23, 2021(2021-07-23) (aged 81)
Kyoto, Japan
Nationality Japan
Alma mater Nagoya University
Known for Work on CP violation
CKM matrix
Awards Sakurai Prize (1985)
Japan Academy Prize (1985)
Asahi Prize (1994)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2008)
Scientific career
Fields High energy physics (theory)
Institutions Nagoya University
Kyoto University
Kyoto Sangyo University
Doctoral advisor Shoichi 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."

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

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