Nishina Memorial Prize


The Nishina Memorial Prize (仁科記念賞, Nishina Kinenshō) is the oldest and most prestigious physics award in Japan.[1]

Nishina Memorial Prize
Awarded forSubstantial contributions in the field of physics
Country Japan
Presented byNishina Memorial Foundation
First awarded1955


Dr. Yoshio Nishina (1890-1951)

Since 1955, the Nishina Memorial Prize has been awarded annually by the Nishina Memorial Foundation.[2] The Foundation was established to commemorate Yoshio Nishina, who was the founding father of modern physics research in Japan and a mentor of the first two Japanese Nobel Laureates, Hideki Yukawa and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga.

The Prize, of ¥500,000 (about US$5,000) and the certificate, is bestowed upon young scientists who have made substantial contributions in the field of atomic and sub-atomic physics research. As of 2014, five Nobel Prizes have been awarded to prior Nishina recipients (Leo Esaki, Makoto Kobayashi, Toshihide Maskawa, Masatoshi Koshiba, and Shuji Nakamura).


Notable Nishina laureates are:[3]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-15. Retrieved 2009-12-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Nishina Memorial Foundation
  3. ^ "Nishina Memorial Prize; Nishina Memorial Foundation". Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-19. Retrieved 2014-01-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014".