Masatoshi Koshiba

Prof. Dr. Masatoshi Koshiba

Nationality
Japan 
Institution
University of Tokyo 
Award
2002 
Discipline
Physics 
Co-recipients
Profs. Raymond Davis Jr. and Riccardo Giacconi 

Biography on the Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born in Toyohashi, Japan, in 1926. Studied at Tokyo University. Obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester, N.Y., USA, in 1955. Worked at the University of Chicago, later at Tokyo University where he held senior posts between 1970 and 1987. Afterwards he worked at Tokai University.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2002 together with Raymond Davis and Riccardo Giacconi for their work in astrophysics, especially for the detection of cosmic neutrinos. The Kamiokande detector was used for the detection of neutrinos, solar neutrinos, and a supernova explosion. These experiments marked the entry into neutrino astronomy.

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