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 8, 2018 The Nishina Memorial Foundation invites you to nominate candidates for the Sixth Nishina Asia Award in 2018. Details are listed here.
Aug 13, 2017 2017 (the Fifth) Nishina Asia Award is awarded to
Dr. Hongming Weng, Professor, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China for “his theoretical contributions to the discovery of Weyl semimetals.”

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