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Hideki Yukawa

Hideki Yukawa (湯川 秀樹, January 23, 1907 - September 8, 1981) is a Japanese theoretical physicist and the first Japanese who won Nobel prize.

He was born in Tokyo, on January 23, 1907. In 1929, he became a lecturer at Kyoto Imperial University in his 22 after graduated from there. Since graduation, he had been doing research about theoretical physics[?], particularly in the theory of elementary particle. In 1932, he got married with Sumiko and had two sons, Harumi and Takaaki. In 1933 he became a professor and an assistant professor at Osaka University[?] in his 26. In 1935 he published Theory of Meson[?], which explained the relationship between protons and neutrons and largely influenced the research of elementary particles. In 1940 he became a professor in Kyoto University. In 1940 he won the Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy[?], in 1943 Decoration of Cultural Merit[?] from Japanese government. In 1949 he became a professor at Columbia university[?]. In 1949 he won Nobel prize for physics. In 1953 he became the first chairman at Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics[?] [1] (http://www.yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/) An honorary doctorate of the University of Paris and honorary memberships of the Royal Society of Edinburgh[?], the Indian Academy of Sciences[?], the International Academy of Philosophy and Sciences[?], and the Pontificia Academia Scientiarum[?] are granted to him for acknowledgement in science.

He had been an editor at Progress of Theoretical Physics[?] since 1946. He had published many scientific papers and lecture notes, including Introduction to Quantum Mechanics[?] (1946) and Introduction to the Theory of Elementary Particles[?] (1948), both in Japanese.

External Links Hideki Yukawa - Biography (http://www.nobel.se/physics/laureates/1949/yukawa-bio)

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