Kajita congratulated for Nobel Prize at his lab

posted on October 13, 2015

300 researchers and students congratulated Takaaki Kajita, this year's Nobel Prize winner in physics, at his laboratory on Tuesday at the University of Tokyo.

It was Kajita's first appearance at his lab since receiving the news he'd won the Nobel.

Kajita, director of the University of Tokyo's Institute for Cosmic Ray research, won the Nobel Prize for proving that elementary particles known as neutrinos have mass.

A researcher presented Kajita with flowers. He said he hopes his mentor will continue to make achievements in research.

Kajita said it was just 6 months after he'd finished his doctoral thesis that he got the idea for the research that would ultimately lead to the Nobel Prize.

In commenting on what he thinks a researcher needs, Kajita referred to his 2 mentors. One is Nobel Prize laureate Masatoshi Koshiba, and the other is physicist Yoji Totsuka, who died 7 years ago.

source by newsonjapan
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