Toshihide Maskawa

1940 - 2021

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Toshihide Maskawa (or Masukawa) (益川 敏英, Masukawa Toshihide, 7 February 1940 – 23 July 2021) was a Japanese theoretical physicist known for his work on CP-violation who was awarded one quarter of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature.. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Toshihide Maskawa has received more than 162,842 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Toshihide Maskawa is the 278th most popular physicist (up from 313th in 2019), the 211th most popular biography from Japan (up from 321st in 2019) and the 9th most popular Japanese Physicist.

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Over the past year Toshihide Maskawa has had the most page views in the with 34,096 views, followed by English (15,879), and Chinese (6,122). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hakka (294.48%), Belarusian (82.01%), and Latin (70.91%)


Among physicists, Toshihide Maskawa ranks 278 out of 851Before him are Johannes Rydberg, Edmond Becquerel, August Kundt, Carlo Rubbia, Leo Esaki, and Ernest Walton. After him are Antoine César Becquerel, Carl von Linde, Osborne Reynolds, Victor Weisskopf, Walter Kohn, and Anthony James Leggett.

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Among people born in 1940, Toshihide Maskawa ranks 84Before him are Milena Dravić, Ira von Fürstenberg, Tom Jones, Marlène Jobert, Herbie Hancock, and Stuart Sutcliffe. After him are George Akerlof, Robin Cook, Dionne Warwick, Ali Hassan Salameh, Phil Ochs, and Jean-Luc Nancy. Among people deceased in 2021, Toshihide Maskawa ranks 57Before him are Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Betty White, George Jung, Noah Gordon, Giampiero Boniperti, and Jean-Claude Carrière. After him are E. O. Wilson, Abimael Guzmán, Michel Fourniret, Larry King, Richard Donner, and Anne Rice.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Toshihide Maskawa ranks 211 out of 6,245Before him are Shūsaku Endō (1923), Emperor Richū (336), Leiji Matsumoto (1938), Yozo Aoki (1929), Terauchi Masatake (1852), and Issei Sagawa (1949). After him are Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659), Kantarō Suzuki (1868), D. T. Suzuki (1870), Emperor Hanzei (336), Emperor Chūai (149), and Tsugumi Ohba (1950).


Among physicists born in Japan, Toshihide Maskawa ranks 9Before him are Shin'ichirō Tomonaga (1906), Yoichiro Nambu (1921), Makoto Kobayashi (1944), Masatoshi Koshiba (1926), Syukuro Manabe (1931), and Leo Esaki (1925). After him are Shuji Nakamura (1954), Yoshio Nishina (1890), Hiroshi Amano (1960), Takaaki Kajita (1959), Hantaro Nagaoka (1865), and Toshiko Yuasa (1909).