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<NEWS> JPS Congratulates the 2015 Nobel Prize Winners in Physics

This year's Physics Laureates, Profs. Takaaki. Kajita (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The University of Tokyo, Japan) and Arthur McDonald (Queen's University, Kingston, Canada) have been recognized for their works of discovery of neutrino oscillation that led to the conclusive evidence of a finite mass of neutrino. Prof. Kajita's work was based on the Super-Kamiokande experiment while Prof. McDonald's work on the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) experiment.
JPS congratulates Professor Kajita and Professor McDonald on their Nobel Prize in Physics.

Yasuhiko Fujii, President of JPS

More detailed information available from the Novel Foundation.

(Courtesy from the University of Tokyo)

Prof. Kajita has been a member of the JPS and published the following papers in JPS journals; the Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (PTEP) and its predecessor, the Progress of Theoretical Physics (PTP), and Journal of the Physical Society of Japan (JPSJ). All the articles are open access.

  1. Atmospheric Neutrinos
    Prog. Theor. Phys. Supplement 123, 483-490 (1996), doi:10.1143/PTPS.123.483
  2. Neutrino oscillation physics potential of the T2K experiment
    Prog. Theor. Exp. Phys. 2015, 043C01 (2015), doi:10.1093/ptep/ptv031
  3. Physics potential of a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment using a J-PARC neutrino beam and Hyper-Kamiokande
    Prog. Theor. Exp. Phys. 2015, 053C02 (2015), doi:10.1093/ptep/ptv061
  4. Search for Nucleon Decay into Charged Lepton+Mesons
    J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 54, 3213-3216 (1985), doi:10.1143/JPSJ.54.3213
  5. Search for Nucleon Decays Catalyzed by Magnetic Monopoles
    J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 54, 4065-4068 (1985), doi:10.1143/JPSJ.54.4065
  6. Search for Nucleon Decays into Anti-Neutrino+Mesons
    J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 55, 711-714 (1986), doi:10.1143/JPSJ.55.711
  7. Atmospheric Neutrino Background and Pion Nuclear Effect for KAMIOKA Nucleon Decay Experiment
    J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 55, 3786-3805 (1986), doi:10.1143/JPSJ.55.3786
  8. Time Variation of the Cosmic Ray Muon Fluxin Underground Detectors and Correlationwith Atmospheric Temperature
    J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 60, 2808-2811 (1991), doi:10.1143/JPSJ.60.280

In addition, an important paper pointing out the possibility of neutrino oscillation has been published in Progress of Theoretical Physics.

Remarks on the Unified Model of Elementary Particles
Ziro Maki, Masami Nakagawa and Shoichi Sakata
Prog. Theor. Phys. 28, 870-880 (1962), doi: 10.1143/PTP.28.870