Bruno Pontecorvo Prize is awarded to Prof. Yoichiro Suzuki

2011/Feb./18

Prof. Suzuki YoichiroThe prestigious 2010 Bruno Pontecorvo Prize has been awarded to Prof. Yoichiro Suzuki, the director of Kamioka Observatory, for his outstanding contribution to the discovery of atmospheric and solar neutrino oscillations in the Super-Kamiokande experiment.

 

The Bruno Pontecorvo Prize has been awarded annually since 1995 by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research(JINR) in Dubna, Moscow to scientists who have achieved outstanding results in the field of particle physics.

 

Prof. Yoji Totsuka, the previous director of Kamioka Observatory who was awarded this prize in 2003, and Prof. Atsuto Suzuki, the director general at KEK who received it in 2007, are the only two other Japanese physicists to receive this honor.

 

Super-Kamiokande homepage

Kamioka Observatory homepage

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research(JINR) homepage

 

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