The Committee of the Yodh Prize announced to award Prof. Emeritus Motohiko Nagano of ICRR the Yodh Prize “for his pioneering leadership in the experimental study of the highest energy cosmic rays.” The award will be presented at the next International Cosmic Ray Conference at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July.
The Yodh Prize was established in 1998 to recognize a researcher whose research career has made a significant contribution to understanding in the field of Cosmic Rays. The awardee will be invited to visit the University of California, Irvine to present a colloquium.
Prof. Emeritus Nagano received his PhD from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1970, and started his career at ICRR as an assistant professor in 1974, since when he made numerous scientific contributions in the field of Cosmic Rays by building large-scale detectors such as the air-shower detector with the world’s largest effective area, AGASA.