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Japanese Nobel laureate appointed guest professor


JAPANESE co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, Takaaki Kajita, received the appointment certificate as a guest professor at Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) on Monday. After the ceremony, Kajita gave a lecture on neutrino oscillations and neutrino mass.

Ruan Shuangchen, head of SZTU, welcomed Kajita on Monday and said the university is extremely honored to have him joining as a guest professor.

Kajita is currently a Special University Professor at the University of Tokyo, and director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR) at the University of Tokyo.

In 2015, Kajita shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for his role in discovering atmospheric neutrino oscillations.

The Nobel laureate received his Ph.D from the School of Science of the University of Tokyo in 1986, and has been researching at Kamiokande and Super-Kamiokande detectors at the Kamioka Observatory in central Japan.

In 1998, at the Neutrino International Conference held in Takayama, Gifu, he presented the analysis results that provided strong evidence for atmospheric neutrino oscillations.

Currently, he is also the leader for the KAGRA Project, which aims to explore gravitational wave astronomy.

Kajita stated in his lecture that the study of elementary particles, such as the neutrino, will help mankind gain more knowledge about the universe.

All faculty members and students at SZTU attended the lecture.

Shenzhen Technology University is a high-level university of applied sciences and technologies with strong financial support and favorable policies from the city government. The university, located in Pingshan District, enrolled its first batch of undergraduates last September.