The Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics 2015 - Takaaki Kajita visited Chalmers in November 2018.
The Nobel Prize Laureate Takaaki Kajita gave a talk at Chalmers on 28 November 2018. Before the lecture he met with Thomas Nilsson, Head of the Department of Physics, Stefan Bengtsson, President and CEO, Chalmers,  and Imre Pázsit, Professor and writer of the book  “The Discovery of Nuclear Fission – Women Scientists in Highlight”. ​
​Image: Helén Rosenfeldt

He came to Sweden and got a book in Japanese...

In connection with his talk at Chalmers on 28 November, the Nobel Prize Laureate Takaaki Kajita was given a book in his own language. He got one of the first copies of the Japanese edition of the book “The Discovery of Nuclear Fission – Women Scientists in Highlight”. 
The book is about Ida Noddack, Irène Joliot-Curie and Lise Meitner's contributions to science and is written by Professor Imre Pázsit, Chalmers, and Nhu-Tarnawska Hoa Kim-Ngan. 
It was originally written in English, then expanded and translated to Swedish, from which the new translation was prepared by Noriko Johansson Akinaga. 

The Japanese edition was inspired by the fact that this year Sweden and Japan celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations. It was financially supported by the Area of Advance Energy and has been printed at Chalmers. 
​The book release event will take place at the Swedish Embassy in Roppongi, Tokyo on 9 May 2019.

Text: Mia Halleröd Palmgren,​


Published: Wed 05 Dec 2018. Modified: Fri 07 Dec 2018