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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 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.


Using the powerful Japanese Subaru telescope, the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) survey collaboration team has made and analyzed the deepest wide field map of the three-dimensional distribution of matter in the Universe. The reserach team, including researchers from Nagoya University, Professor Naoshi Sugiyama at KMI/Graduate School of Science, Lecturer Atsushi Nishizawa and Assistant Professor Hironao Miyatake at Institute for Advanced Research, has used the gravitational distortion of images of about 10 million galaxies to make a precise measurement of the lumpiness …


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 …