Nishina Memorial Prize

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Nishina Memorial Prize
Awarded for Substantial contributions in the field of physics
Country  Japan
Presented by Nishina Memorial Foundation
First awarded 1955
Official website http://www.nishina-mf.or.jp/NishinaMemorialPrize-E.html

The Nishina Memorial Prize (仁科記念賞 Nishina Kinenshō?) is the oldest and most prestigious physics award in Japan.[1]

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Dr. Yoshio Nishina (1890-1951)

Since 1955, the Nishina Memorial Prize has been awarded annually by the Nishina Memorial Foundation.[2] The Foundation was established to commemorate Yoshio Nishina, who was the founding father of modern physics research in Japan and a mentor of the first two Japanese Nobel Laureates, Hideki Yukawa and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga.

The Prize, of ¥500,000 (about US$5,000) and the certificate, is bestowed upon young scientists who have made substantial contributions in the field of atomic and sub-atomic physics research. As of 2014, five Nobel Prizes have been awarded to prior Nishina recipients (Leo Esaki, Makoto Kobayashi, Toshihide Maskawa, Masatoshi Koshiba, and Shuji Nakamura).

Laureates[edit]

Notable Nishina laureates are:[3][4]

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