About Nishina Memorial Foundation

Dr. Yoshio Nishina originated the study of nuclear physics in Japan and trained many young Japanese scientists in that field. After his passing in 1951, the Nishina Memorial Foundation was founded in 1955 with the objective of promoting physics in Japan, encouraging young and able scientists and encouraging exchange of science and culture between Japan and other countries in order to commemorate the great scholar.

Nishina Memorial Foundation Bookletpdf


Jan 7, 2019 Nomination for Nishina Asia Award 2019 is now open

For details, read "Call for nominations: the Seventh Nishina Asia Award in 2019" posted here.

November 9, 2018

The 2018 (the 64th) Nishina Memorial Prize is awarded to

Professor Masaru Shibata

of Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and Kyoto University for

Study of binary neutron star mergers by numerical relativity simulations

Professor Koichiro Tanaka

of Kyoto University for

Development of extreme-nonlinear terahertz optics in solids

Aug 16, 2018

The 2018 (the Sixth) Nishina Asia Award is awarded to

Dr. Yu-tin Huang,

Associate Professor, National Taiwan University, Taiwan for

his contributions to uncovering hidden symmetries and structures in S-matrix of gauge and gravity theories.

Activities of the Nishina Memorial Foundation

  1. Awarding Nishina Memorial Prize to those who have achieved excellent result in physics.
  2. Conducting or sponsoring lecture meetings on physics.
  3. Inviting to Japan eminent scientists to give lectures on physics List of invited scientists
  4. Dispatching abroad those scientists who carry on research in physics.
  5. Inviting young foreign researchers in the field of physics from developing countries to conduct research in Japan. List of Nishina Research Fellows
  6. Publication for disseminating knowledge on physics.
  7. Executing all other matters requisite to the achievement of the above objectives.
  8. Awarding Nishina Asia Award