Prize Recipient

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Fumihiko Takasaki
High Energy Physics Laboratory (KEK)


"For leadership in the BABAR and Belle experiments, which established the violation of CP symmetry in B meson decay, and furthered our understanding of quark mixing and quantum chromodynamics."


Fumikiko Takasaki received his B.S. in physics from the University of Tokyo in 1966 and then his Ph.D. in particle physics from the University of Tokyo in 1971. Takasaki's current affiliation is with the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) where he's been since 1975. He has also continued to work on the experiment at the TRISTAN electron-positron Collider of KEK from April 1981 to present and the B-Factory experiment from April 1988 to present.

Selection Committee:

Robert Svoboda (Chair), William T. Ford, Stanley G. Wojcicki, Chris Tully, John Jaros