Tuesday, October 7, 2008

U. of C. Gets Another One!

Yoichiro Nambu, the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute, and one of the leading figures in the development of modern particle physics, on Tuesday was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics.

In a citation posted after the award was announced shortly before 5:30 a.m. Chicago time, the Nobel Foundation credited Nambu with “the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics.”

Nambu, 87, shares this year’s prize with Makoto Kobayashi of the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) in Tsukuba, Japan, and Toshihide Maskawa of Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan.

Nambu has been a scholar at the University of Chicago since 1954.


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