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Prof. Koshiba Masatoshi

(Foreign Fellow, )

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Nobel Laureate Professor Koshiba Masatoshi was born on 19 September, 1926 at Toyohashi city, Aichi Pref., Japan.

Prof. Koshiba graduated from the University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y. Received Ph.D. in Physics. Thesis on Ultra-High-Energy Phenomena in Cosmic Rays (Sept. 1953 to June 1955).

Dr. Koshiba was Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of Chicago (July 1955 to February 1958); Associate Professor, Institute of Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo (Mar. 1958 to Oct. 1963); on leave from the above, Senior Research Associate with the honorary rank of Associate Professor and the Acting Director, Laboratory of High Energy Physics and Cosmic Radiation, Department of Physics, University of Chicago (Nov. 1959 to Aug. 1962); Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo (Nov. 1963 to Feb. 1970); Professor in the same institution (June 1974 to March 1976); Director, Laboratory of High Energy Physics (Apr. 1976 to Mar. 1984); Director, Laboratory for International Collaboration on Elementary Particle Physics (Apr. 1984 to Mar. 1987); Director, International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (Mar. 1970 to Mar. 1987); Visiting Professor at DESY and University of Hamburg (Apr. 1987 to Aug. 1987); Professor, Tokai University (Sept. 1987 to Aug. 1988); Guest Professor, CERN, (Sept. 1989 to Dec. 1989); Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Chicago (Feb. 1990); Regent Lecturer, University of California, Riverside, (Jan. to Mar. 1994); Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology (Apr. 1995 to Mar. 1997); Director, Washington Liaison Office, Japan Society for Promotion of Science (Sept. 1996 to Mar. 1997; Distinguished Visiting Scholar, George Washington University; Alexander von Humboldt Preisträger staying at DESY in Hamburg, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik in Heidelberg, and Max-Planck Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik in Garching (July 1998 to Aug. 1999).

Professor Koshiba was Councilor, International Center for Elementary Particle Physics, The University of Tokyo.

He was awarded with Das Grosse Verdienstskreuz from the President of Federal Republic of Germany (Aug. 1985); The Nishina Prize from the Nishina Foundation (Dec. 1987); The ASAHI Prize from the ASAHI Press (Jan. 1988); The Order of Culture by the Japanese Government (Nov. 1988); The Academy Award from the Academy of Japan (Jun. 1989); The Bruno Rossi Award from the American Physical Society (Jun. 1989); The Special Prize from the European Physical Society (Aug. 1996); The Alexander von Humboldt Prize from the Humboldt Foundation (Mar. 1997); The Fujiwara Prize from the Fujiwara Science Foundation (Jun. 1997); The Order of Cultural Merit conferred by The Emperor of Japan in person (Nov. 1997); The second ASAHI Prize from the ASAHI Press (Jan. 1999); The Diploma di Perfezionamento honoris causa in Fisica from The Scuola Normale Superiole, Pisa, Italy (Jan. 1999); Doktor der Naturwissenschaften ehrenhalber from Hamburg University (Jul. 1999); Rochester's Distinguished Scholar Award from the University of Rochester (May 2000); The Wolf Prize from The State President of Israel (May 2000); Citation by the Town of Kamioka (Jun. 2000); Citation by the Governor of Gifu Prefecture (Aug. 2000); Panofsky Prize from American Physical Society (Apr. 2002); Nobel Prize in Physics (Dec. 2002); Member, The Academy of Japan (Dec. 2002). Foreign Fellow, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (2004).

Profesor Masatoshi expired on 12 November 2020.

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