Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2008

Yoichiro Nambu (b. 1921) of USA wins 1/2 of the prize for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics.

Makoto Kobayashi (b.1944) and Toshihide Maskawa (b.1940), both from Japan will get 1/4 of the prize for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature.

Source : Nobelprize.org

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