[NAA ABOLISHED!] Call for nominations for the Nishina Asia Award will not be made this year and beyond

Dear Professors,
Considering that the Nishina Asia Award has achieved the intended purpose, we have decided to discontinue the NAA. We would like to seek a new program to promote international exchanges.

The NAA was established in 2012 as one of the activities of the Nishina Memorial Foundation to recognize outstanding achievements by young Asian scientists in the field of basic physics, and to inspire them in their early part. Over the past decade, however, scientific performances of Asian countries in basic physics have been remarkably strengthened, and with this, the inspiration power of this award has been gradually weakened to lead our decision to discontinuation.

We would like to heartily appreciate your excellent help over the last ten years in nominating outstanding young Asian physicists for this Award. We commit to memorizing the past ten distinguished winners on our Web page together with their citations.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Makoto Kobayashi,
President of the Nishina Memorial Foundation