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Dr. Takeshi Kobayashi is newly assigned to KMI as an assistant professor. Visit his member page for his profile. 


Prof. Chiho Nonaka, KMI, was selected to commend as a “particularly outstanding female researcher (who not only excels in research achievements and competence but is also expected to play an active role as a university director or manager in the near future)” by the Gender Equality Promotion Expert Committee of Nagoya University. The Commendation of top leaders among female researchers was one of programs of the MEXT’s Diversity Program – support for Female Researchers at Nagoya University. The commendation ceremony …


  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 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.