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"For pioneering theoretical insights that pointed the way to the very fruitful experimental study of CP violation in B decays, and for continuing contributions to the fields of CP and heavy flavor physics."Background:
Sanda received his BS degree from University of Illinois in 1965, and Ph.D. from Princeton University in (1969). I was a research associate at Columbia University (1969-1971), and at Fermilab(1971-1974). During the period of 1974-1992, I worked at Rockefeller University, where I held assistant professor, senior research associate, and associate professor positions. Since 1992, I have been a professor of physics at Nagoya University, where I was a chairman of the physics department(1997-1998), and an associate Dean of the Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences since 2002.
His research interests range from strong interaction to weak interaction phenomenology. Having written a paper on large CP violation in B decays, a large fraction of his time has been spent in trying to have some laboratory build a B factory where the prediction can be tested. He has also collaborated with Ikaros Bigi on 18 papers which eventually lead to a text book on CP violation. Awards include the Inoue Foundation award (1993); the Nishina Prize (1997); the Chunichi Culture Prize (2002); and the Medal with Purple Ribbon from the Japanese Government (2002).
Boris Kayser (Chair), Lynne Orr (12/03), Alberto Sirlin ('02 Rcpnt) (12/03), Paul Langacker (Vice Chair) (12/04), Lance Dixon (12/04)