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Takaaki Kajita & Arthur McDonald

January 27, 2018

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Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald, Japanese and a Canadian scientist, have recently won the 2015 Noble prize for Physics for discovering that neutrinos have mass, thus opening a new window into the fundamental nature of the universe. Neutrinos are the second most abundant particles after photons that carry light. Their true nature was poorly understood previously. With their breakthrough discovery, these two scientists promise to change the understanding and history of our universe. McDonald is a professor at the Queen’s university in Canada while Kajita us director of the institute for Cosmic Ray Research at the university of Tokyo, Japan. They will share the prize of about 7 million Swedish kronor or about $960,000.

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