About Prof. Youichiro Nambu

Yoichiro Nambu (1921-2015) and Osaka Metropolitan University

Yoichiro Nambu when he was posted to Osaka City University
After graduating from the Imperial University of Tokyo, he taught as a full-time professor at Osaka City University's Faculty of Science and Engineering (at that time), which was founded in 1949, and laid the foundation for basic scientific research at Osaka Metropolitan University today.

Yoichiro Nambu at the presentation ceremony of the Special Emeritus Professor at Osaka City University.
Special emeritus professor and professor emeritus at Osaka City University.

Papers written by Yoichiro Nambu during his time at Osaka City University (at that time)

Career, etc.

Received his Bachelor of Science from the Imperial University of Tokyo
Associate Professor at Osaka Metropolitan University(September~)
Professor at Osaka Metropolitan University (enrolled from March 1950 to August 1956)
Moved to the United States. A member of Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Associate Professor at University of Chicago
Professor at University of Chicago
Naturalized in the United States
Order of Culture
Professor Emeritus at Osaka Metropolitan University (November)
Professor Emeritus at the Fermi Laboratory, University of Chicago
The Nobel Prize in Physics
The Special Emeritus Professor at Osaka Metropolitan University(June)
Passed away(July)

Major awards

Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics
("For his diverse and profound contributions to theory, specifically for analysis of symmetry breaking into particle physics and of gauge invariance in the BCS theory of superconductivity, as examples of mathematical physics.")
J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Prize, the Center for Theoretical Studies, University of Miami
Order of Culture, Person of Cultural Merits, Government of Japan
The National Medal of Science (Physical Sciences), the President of the United States
("For seminal contributions to the understanding of elementary particles and their interactions.")
Max Planck Medal, German Physical Society
The Dirac Medal of the ICTP, The International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste
("for being one of the first physicists to formulate the idea of spontaneous symmetry breaking and in particular, chiral symmetry breaking in relativistic particle physics. His contributions to the quark model in the 1960s and, later, his geometrical formulation of the dual resonance models as the dynamics of a relativistic string theory are of fundamental importance." )
J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, American Physical Society
( "For his many fundamental contributions to field theory and particle physics, including the understanding of the pion as the signaler of spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry")
The Wolf Prize in Physics, the Wolf Foundation in Israel
("for his contribution to elementary particle theory, including recognition of the role played by spontaneous symmetry breaking in analogy with superconductivity theory, and the discovery of the color symmetry of the strong interactions.")
Benjamin Franklin Medal: Physics, The Franklin Institute
("For his path-breaking contributions leading to our modern understanding of sub-atomic particles--the Standard Model. His work has revolutionized our ideas about the nature of the most fundamental particles and the space through which they move.")
The Nobel Prize in Physics
( "for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics." )