Hideki Yukawa Net Worth

Hideki Yukawa was born on January 23, 1907 in Tokyo, Japanese, is Physicist. 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).
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Physicist
Birth Day January 23, 1907
Birth Place Tokyo, Japanese
Age 113 YEARS OLD
Died On 8 September 1981(1981-09-08) (aged 74)\nKyoto, Japan
Birth Sign Aquarius
Native name 湯川 秀樹
Alma mater Kyoto Imperial University
Spouse(s) Sumi Yukawa
Children 2 Sons
Awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1949) ForMemRS (1963) Lomonosov Gold Medal (1964)
Fields Theoretical physics
Institutions Osaka Imperial University Kyoto Imperial University Imperial University of Tokyo Institute for Advanced Study Columbia University
Academic advisors Kajuro Tamaki
Doctoral students Mendel Sachs
Influences Enrico Fermi

💰 Net worth: $100,000

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Biography/Timeline

1929

In 1929, after receiving his degree from Kyoto Imperial University, he stayed on as a lecturer for four years. After graduation, he was interested in theoretical physics, particularly in the theory of elementary particles. In 1932, he married Sumi Yukawa (スミ). In accordance with Japanese customs of the time, since he came from a family with many sons but his father-in-law Genyo had none, he was adopted by Genyo and changed his family name from Ogawa to Yukawa. The couple had two sons, Harumi and Takaaki. In 1933 he became an assistant professor at Osaka University, at 26 years old.

1935

In 1935 he published his theory of mesons, which explained the interaction between protons and neutrons, and was a major influence on research into elementary particles. In 1940 he became a professor in Kyoto University. In 1940 he won the Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy, in 1943 the Decoration of Cultural Merit from the Japanese government. In 1949 he became a professor at Columbia University, the same year he received the Nobel Prize in Physics, after the discovery by Cecil Frank Powell, Giuseppe Occhialini and César Lattes of Yukawa's predicted pi meson in 1947. Yukawa also worked on the theory of K-capture, in which a low Energy electron is absorbed by the nucleus, after its initial prediction by G. C. Wick.

1946

He was an Editor of Progress of Theoretical Physics, and published the books Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (1946) and Introduction to the Theory of Elementary Particles (1948).

1953

Yukawa became the first chairman of Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in 1953. He received a Doctorate, honoris causa, from the University of Paris and honorary memberships in the Royal Society, Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Indian Academy of Sciences, the International Academy of Philosophy and Sciences, and the Pontificia Academia Scientiarum.

1955

In 1955, he joined ten other leading Scientists and intellectuals in signing the Russell–Einstein Manifesto, calling for nuclear disarmament.

1981

Yukawa retired from Kyoto University in 1970 as a Professor Emeritus. Owing to increasing infirmity, in his final years he appeared in public in a wheelchair. He died at his home in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, on 8 September 1981 from pneumonia and heart failure, aged 74. His tomb is in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto.