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 4, 2017 Call for nominations: the Fifth Nishina Asia Award in 2017 has been posted here.
Aug 25, 2016 2016 (the Forth) Nishina Asia Award is awarded to

Dr. Seok Kim, Associate Professor, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, for “Evaluation of Supersymmetry Indices of M2 and M5 Brane Theories”
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"

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