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Yoichiro Nambu

* * 1921 Tokio
+ * 2015 in Osaka



Yoichiro Nambu was a Japanese-American physicist and professor at the University of Chicago.
Known for his contributions to the field of theoretical physics,
he was awarded half of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2008
for the discovery in 1960 of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics,
related at first to the strong interaction's chiral symmetry
and later to the electroweak interaction and Higgs mechanism
The other half was split equally between Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa
"for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry
which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature.

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