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Clarivate Analytics has selected Prof. Shin’ichi Nojiri, the director of Division of 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 Division of 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.


Our introductory movie, “KMI Film” is released and now available on YouTube! The film elegantly illustrate the mission of KMI, the world leading researches that we pursue, the synergy between theories and experiments, and the collaboration beyond the border, all of which are the unique signatures of KMI. Started in March 2018, our members, both theorists and experimentalists, were actively involved in this project in order to create an appealing film. The three-days film shooting took place in May 2018 …


Starting from the fiscal year 2018, KMI gives a warm welcome to Prof. Makoto Kobayashi as the new Director General of the institute. Succeeding the position after Prof. Toshihide Maskawa, Prof. Kobayashi is the second Director General of KMI since its establishment. Together with Prof. Kobayashi, who is one of the world leading theoretical physicsits full of wit and expansive ideas, KMI is just on the boad for its further development.


Particle physicists at Nagoya University are getting excited with the start of a new international experimental project, the Belle II experiment using the SuperKEKB electron-positron collider at the KEK laboratory in Japan. On March 21, 2018, the project entered into a new stage of operation with successful storage of electron beams in the SuperKEKB accelerator main ring. The SuperKEKB/Belle II project is the successor of the previous KEKB/Belle project, which contributed to establish the Standard Model by measuring the particle-antiparticle …