Brief history of Masatoshi KOSHIBA, Emeritus Professor of University of Tokyo

Born in September 19, 1926 in Toyohashi city, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
Graduated from University of Tokyo in 1951.
In 1955 completed the Graduate School, University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y. and received Ph.D. in physics.
In 1970, became Professor of the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo.
In 1987 retired from University of Tokyo, and became Emeritus Professor.
Professor of Tokai University from 1987 to 1997.
Has been playing leading roles in the experiments on cosmic ray physics, notably Kamiokande and Super-Kamiokande, as well as the experiments in high energy physics using the electron-positron colliders with the highest energies.
Awarded numerous honors and prizes;
der Grosse Verdienstkreutz from the President of Federal Republic of Germany in 1985,
the Nishina Prize from the Nishina Foundation in 1987,
the Asahi Prize from the Asahi Press in 1988 and 1999,
the Order of Culture by the Japanese Government in 1988,
the Academy Award from the Academy of Japan in 1989,
the Fujiwara Prize from the Fujiwara Science Foundation in 1997,
the Order of Cultural Merit conferred by the Emperor of Japan in person in 1997,
the Wolf Prize from the State President of Israel in 2000,
and so on.

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