Yoichiro Nambu. Yoichiro Nambu (南部 陽一郎, Nanbu Yōichirō, 18 January 1921 – 5 July 2015) was a Japanese-American physicist and professor at the University of Chicago.  Known for his contributions to the field of theoretical physics, he was awarded half of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2008 for the discovery in 1960 of the ...
Yoichiro Nambu Biographical . I was born in 1921 in Tokyo and grew up in the provincial city of Fukui. I studied physics at the Imperial University of Tokyo from 1940 to 1942, graduating at the level of M.S. Then I was drafted into an army radar laboratory.
Oppenheimer in turn arranged for Kinoshita and his colleague Yoichiro Nambu – another future Nobel laureate – to be postdocs at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey. Kinoshita could, however, barely scrape together the money for the passage and he was forced to take a cargo boat from Tokyo to Seattle.
Prof. Yoichiro Nambu (shown here in 1979) won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of spontaneous symmetry breaking in subatomic particle physics. “Each of these fundamental theories owe their existence to Nambu’s deep insights,” said physics Professor Emil Martinec, director of the Enrico Fermi Institute.
Yoichiro Nambu The Nobel Prize in Physics 2008 . Born: 18 January 1921, Tokyo, Japan Died: 5 July 2015, Osaka, Japan Affiliation at the time of the award: Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA . Prize motivation: “for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics” Prize share: 1/2
Nambu: Yoichiro Nambu discusses the decline in the quality of physics students in the 1960s. Yes, that is an interesting question. All the people were getting older, though not quite died away yet. I was getting to be one of the senior members. And I must say that the quality of the people, starting from Fermi’s days, was getting lower.
PARIS: When Thomas Hertog was first summoned to Stephen Hawking’s office in the late 1990s, there was an instant connection between the young Belgian researcher and the legendary British theoretical physicist.
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