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  June 21, 2019, Prof. Tom Browder (University of Hawaii) turned over the role of the Belle II spokesperson to Prof. Toru Iijima (Nagoya University, KMI).  The Belle II Experiment is an international collaboration of about 1000 physicists and engineers from 26 countries. Together we explore the fundamental secrets of the Universe with the SuperKEKB cutting-edge electron-positron collider and the new Belle II particle detector. I am greatly honored to be elected Spokesperson of this wonderful international team. Our experiment …


Dr. Kobayashi, the director of KMI, was inaugurated as the honorary director of Nagoya City Science Museum. “I will try my best so that young people are interested in science” says Makoto Kobayashi.  The inauguration ceremony was held at the Nagoya City Hall on April 23rd.   


The 17th Sakata-Hayakawa Lecture was held at Nagoya City Science Museum on Saturday, January 26th, 2019. Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2019. In The 17th Sakata-Hayakawa Lecture, we invited Dr. Taichiro Kugo, professor emeritus at Kyoto University/ deputy director of Maskawa-juku, Kyoto Sangyo University. More than 240 people attended the lecture and Professor Kugo answered their questions after his talk.  Speaker: Dr. Taichiro Kugo Title: 消えた真空エネルギー (The missing vacuum energy) See also:


The 4th KMI International Symposium (KMI2019) “Quest for the Origin of Particles and the Universe” Nagoya University, ES Hall | February 18-20, 2019  Webpage   The 2nd KMI school  (KMI school 2019) “Particle-Antiparticle Asymmetry in the Universe” Nagoya University, ES635 | February 21-23, 2019  Webpage


40 students from Koyo high school visited Prof. Toshihide Maskawa, the KMI director emeritus, at KMI on Wednesday, January 30th. Students gave presentations on their research in physics and mathematics, before they enjoyed a questions and answer session with Prof. Maskawa. In the end of the event, students presented a beautiful bouquet and the president of Koyo high school expressed their gratitude to Prof. Maskawa.  


On December 25th, Professor Makoto Kobayashi, the director of KMI, visited Super-Kamiokande at Kamioka Observatory, ICRR, the University of Tokyo and KAGRA Observatory, ICRR, the University of Tokyo, with Professor Akira Fujimaki, the vice president of Nagoya University, Professor Hideyo Kunieda, the deputy vice director of KMI, from Nagoya University and Professor Naoshi Sugiyama, Professor Shin’ichi Nojiri and Professor Yoshitaka Itow from KMI under the guidance by Professor Masayuki Nakahata, the director of Kamioka Observatory, and Professor Masatake Ohashi, the …


Clarivate Analytics has selected Prof. Shin’ichi Nojiri, the director of Center for Theoretical Studies of KMI, as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2018. Highly Cited Researchers represent the world’s leading scientific minds and earn the distinction by writing the greatest number of reports ranked among the top 1% most cited papers for their subject field. The full details are available from the Clarivate Analytics website.


Dr. Atsushi Nishizawa from the Center for Theoretical Studies won the 13th Seitaro Nakamura Award of the year from the Particle Research Scholarship Foundation. The award named after Dr. Seitaro Nakamura (1913-2007), who had produced substantial researches on theoretical particle physics particlularly on two-meson and beta decay, was established in 2006 in order to encourage yound researchers for their future endeavors in particle physics and the related field. The research paper of the award: “Generalized framework for testing gravity with …


On August 10th, KMI organized the 2008 Nobel Prize Exhibition Hall tour as a part of the open campus event. We were proud of introducing the rich history of the department of physics at Nagoya University, Kobayashi-Maskawa Theory and the Belle experiment which led to the Nobel Prize, and our current researches and prospects. Many of the attendees were high school stundets, who were listening to the guides with enthusiasm and wonder.