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Yoichiro Nambu (南部 陽一郎, Nambu Yōichirō, 18 Januar 1921 – 5 Julie 2015) wis a Japanese-born American pheesicist, a professor at the Varsity o Chicago.[1] Kent for his contreibutions tae the field o theoretical pheesics, he wis awairdit hauf o the Nobel Prize in Pheesics in 2008 for the discovery in 1960 o the mechanism o spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic pheesics, relatit at first tae the strang interaction's chiral symmetry an later tae the electroweak interaction an Higgs mechanism.[2]

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Yoichiro Nambu
南部 陽一郎
Born 18 Januar 1921(1921-01-18)
Tokyo, Japan
Died 5 Julie 2015(2015-07-05) (aged 94)
Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
Citizenship United States (1970-2015)
Alma mater Tokyo Imperial Varsity
Kent for Spontaneous symmetry breaking
Nambu–Goto action
Awairds Heineman Prize (1970)
Order o Cultur o Japan (1978)
US Naitional Medal o Science (1982)
Dirac Medal (1986)
J.J. Sakurai Prize (1994)
Wolf Prize in Pheesics (1994/1995)
Pomeranchuk Prize (2007)
Nobel Prize in Pheesics (2008)
Scientific career
Fields Pheesics
Institutions Varsity o Tokyo (1942–49)
Osaka Ceety Varsity (1949–52)
Institute for Advanced Study (1952–54)
Varsity o Chicago (1954– 2015)


  1. "2008年ノーベル物理学賞受賞の南部陽一郎 大阪大学特別栄誉教授がご逝去されました". Osaka University. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  2. Nambu, Yoichiro (2008). Karl Grandin, ed. "Les Prix Nobel – The Nobel Prizes 2008". Stockholm: The Nobel Foundation. Archived frae the oreeginal on 11 October 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2015.