NTU «KhPI» invites to a lecture by Laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physics

NTU «KhPI» is organizing a lecture by the famous Japanese physicist, cosmic neutrino researcher, Laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physics Takaaki Kajita. The topic of the lecture «Exploring the Universe with neutrinos and gravitational waves».  The event will take place on 22 May 2024 at 10:00 a.m. online on the Zoom platform as part of the celebration of the Science Day of Ukraine at Kharkiv Polytechnic.  Here is the link to join the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89783385261?pwd=Z3RmZDgyNWRJcERjSUdMN09nbzQxdz09

The National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute» invites scientists and everyone interested to attend a lecture by the Japanese physicist, Laureate of the Nobel Prize Takaaki Kajita. The famous scientist will talk about the study of the Universe with the help of neutrinos and gravitational waves.

We would like to note that Takaaki Kajita is a Distinguished University Professor of the University of Tokyo, and from 2008 to 2022 he was director of the Cosmic Ray Research Institute at this university. Until September 2023, he was the President of the Science Council of Japan. In 1986, Professor Kajita received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo  School of Science and conducted research at the Kamiokande and Super-Kamiokande detectors at  Kamioka Observatory in central Japan. In 1998, at the Neutrino International Conference held in Takayama (Japan), he presented the analysis results which provided strong evidence for atmospheric neutrino oscillations. In 2015, Takaaki Kajita was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his role in the discovery of neutrino oscillations.

Professor Kajita is a winner of prestigious awards: The Asahi Prize as a member of the Kamiokande team (1987), the Bruno Rossi Prize, Kamiokande Collaboration (1988), the Asahi Prize as a member of the Super-Kamiokande team (1998), Nishina Memorial Prize (1999), Panofsky Prize (2002), Yoji Totsuka Award (2010), Japanese Academy of Sciences Prize (2012), the Julius Wess Award (2013), Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (2016).

Currently, Takaaki Kajita is the leader of the KAGRA project, which aims to study the gravitational wave astronomy.

Professor Kajita is one of 194 Laureates of the Nobel Prize who in 2022 expressed their support for the Ukrainian people and a free, independent Ukraine after the beginning of russia’s war against our country. Takaaki Kajita is also a signatory to the letter against the Vladimir Putin regime, in which he, together with other leading figures in science, economics and literature, made the appeal to the international community to increase support for Ukraine in its resistance to russian aggression.

The lecture will be held on 22  May, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. online on the Zoom platform.

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Science Day is celebrated in Ukraine every year on the third Saturday of May. The professional holiday of science workers was established by a Presidential Order in 1997 to support the initiative of famous scientists, scientific institutions and professional unions of Ukraine.