Prize Recipient


Kajita

Takaaki Kajita
University of Tokyo

Citation:

"For compelling experimental evidence for neutrino oscillations using atmospheric neutrinos."

Background:

Year and institution of undergraduate degree:
1981, Saitama University

Year and institution of Ph.D:
1986, University of Tokyo

Significant Employment history:
April 1986; Research associate, ICEPP, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo
April 1988; Research associate, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo
April 1992; Associate professor, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo
April 1999, Director, Research Center for Cosmic Neutrinos, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo
Sep. 1999, Professor, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo

Significant and especially current scientific endeavors:
I have been working in the Kamiokande and Super-Kamiokande experiments. Especially, since late 1986, I have mostly been studying atmospheric neutrinos.

Significant awards and honors:
1988; Asahi prize (as a member of the Kamiokande collaboration), for the observation of neutrinos from SN1987A.
1989; Bruno Rossi Prize (as a member of the Kamiokande collaboration), for the observation of neutrinos from SN1987A.
1999: Asahi prize (as a member of the Super-Kamiokande collaboration), for the discovery of neutrino mass
1999: Nishina memorial prize, for the discovery of the atmospheric neutrino anomaly.


Selection Committee:

Marjorie Shapiro (Chair), Jeffrey D Richman, Martin Breidenbach, Bruce Winstein, Jim Alexander