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 13, 2016 Nomination for Nishina Asia Award 2016 is now open
The deadline for nominating the Nishina Asia Award 2016 candidate is March 31, 2016. For details, read Call for nominations: the Fourth Nishina Asia Award in 2016pdf, and use this formwordto nominate the candidate.
Nov 13, 2015 2015 Nishina Memorial Award is awarded to

Shinsei Ryu (University of Illinois), and
Akira Furusaki (RIKEN)
for "Classification theory of topological insulators and superconductors"

and to

Tohru Motobayashi (RIKEN), and
Hiroyoshi Sakurai (The University of Tokyo and RIKEN)
for "Discovery of anomalies in magic numbers of neutron-rich nuclei"
Aug 28, 2015 2015 (the Third) Nishina Asia Award is awarded to

Dr. Ke He, Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, for “his outstanding contributions to the first experimental realization of the quantum anomalous Hall effect.”

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