Hideki Yukawa Biography
(Theoretical Physicist and the First Japanese to Receive the Nobel Prize)
Birthday: January 23, 1907 (Aquarius)
Born In: Azabu, Tokyo
Hideki Yukawa was a renowned Japanese theoretical physicist. He was also the first Japanese to be awarded the Nobel Prize in 1949 for his pioneering research on the theory of elementary particles in Physics. He dedicated his life to research in the field of Quantum Mechanics in Physics. In his long career, he proved to be a genius and was recognized with several awards and honors. In 1929, he completed his degree program (graduation) from the Kyoto University, Japan, and later won several honors and affiliations from numerous universities abroad, such as the Columbia University and the New York University. Hideki Yukawa continued to write and edit essays on theoretical physics post his retirement in 1970, which indicated his passion for Physics. He devoted his career to the development of the meson theory that sprung from his original idea on nuclear forces. In recognition of his distinguished service to science, his country bestowed him with several awards such as Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy (1940) and Decoration of Cultural Merit award (1943).