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Takaaki Kajita

1959 - Today

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Takaaki Kajita (梶田 隆章, Kajita Takaaki, Japanese pronunciation: [kadʑita takaːki]; born 9 March 1959) is a Japanese physicist, known for neutrino experiments at the Kamioka Observatory – Kamiokande and its successor, Super-Kamiokande. In 2015, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Canadian physicist Arthur B. McDonald. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Takaaki Kajita has received more than 348,796 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Takaaki Kajita is the 396th most popular physicist (up from 472nd in 2019), the 613th most popular biography from Japan (up from 840th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Japanese Physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Takaaki Kajita ranks 396 out of 851Before him are John Henry Poynting, Franz Aepinus, Friedrich Paschen, Léon Brillouin, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, and Edward Witten. After him are Samuel Goudsmit, Hantaro Nagaoka, Chester Carlson, Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, Nick Holonyak, and Ányos Jedlik.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1959, Takaaki Kajita ranks 87Before him are Guy Parmelin, Boyko Borisov, Filipe Nyusi, Tobias Moretti, Drew Weissman, and Sean Young. After him are Donna Murphy, Luis Fernández, Yasmina Reza, Alan Wilder, Lee Haney, and Byung-Chul Han.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Takaaki Kajita ranks 613 out of 6,245Before him are Yukio Shimomura (1932), Shigeko Higashikuni (1925), Shizo Kanakuri (1891), Isao Tomita (1932), Misao Tamai (1903), and Saburo Shinosaki (null). After him are Hōjō Sōun (1432), Daigoro Kondo (1907), Hitoshi Ashida (1887), Shigeru Ban (1957), Hasui Kawase (1883), and Zenkō Suzuki (1911).

Among PHYSICISTS In Japan

Among physicists born in Japan, Takaaki Kajita ranks 13Before him are Syukuro Manabe (1931), Leo Esaki (1925), Toshihide Maskawa (1940), Shuji Nakamura (1954), Yoshio Nishina (1890), and Hiroshi Amano (1960). After him are Hantaro Nagaoka (1865), Toshiko Yuasa (1909), Sumio Iijima (1939), Shoichi Sakata (1911), Ted Fujita (1920), and Yoshiaki Arata (1924).