About Prof. Youichiro Nambu

Yoichiro Nambu (1921-2015) and Osaka City 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 City 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


Career, etc.

1942
Received his Bachelor of Science from the Imperial University of Tokyo
1949
Associate Professor at Osaka City University(September~)
1950
Professor at Osaka City University (enrolled from March 1950 to August 1956)
1952
Moved to the United States. A member of Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
1956
Associate Professor at University of Chicago
1958
Professor at University of Chicago
1970
Naturalized in the United States
1978
Order of Culture
1978
Professor Emeritus at Osaka City University (November)
1991
Professor Emeritus at the Fermi Laboratory, University of Chicago
2008
The Nobel Prize in Physics
2011
The Special Emeritus Professor at Osaka City University(June)
2015
Passed away(July)

Major awards

1970
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.")
1976
J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Prize, the Center for Theoretical Studies, University of Miami
1978
Order of Culture, Person of Cultural Merits, Government of Japan
1982
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.")
1985
Max Planck Medal, German Physical Society
1986
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." )
1994
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")
1994/95
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.")
2005
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.")
2008
The Nobel Prize in Physics
( "for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics." )