He was born as Hideki Ogawa in Tokyo and grew up in Kyoto with two older brothers, two older sisters, and two younger brothers. He read the Confucian Doctrine of the Mean, and later Lao-Tzu and Chuang-Tzu. His father, for a time, considered sending him to technical college rather than university since he was “not as outstanding a student as his older brothers”. However, when his father broached the idea with his middle school principal, the principal praised his “high potential” in mathematics and offered to adopt Ogawa himself in order to keep him on a scholarly career. At that, his father relented.
Ogawa decided against becoming a mathematician when in high school; his teacher marked his exam answer as incorrect when Ogawa proved a theorem but in a different manner than the teacher expected. He decided against a career in experimental physics in college when he demonstrated clumsiness in glassblowing, a requirement for experiments in spectroscopy.
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- Hideki Yukawa, first Asian to receive Nobel Prize in Physics
First Asian presented the Nobel Prize in Physics was in 1949
- Prediction of the existence of Mesons
For his prediction of the existence of mesons that was made in 1935, during his lecturer at Osaka Imperial University in Osaka, Japan.
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January 23rd 1907,
September 8th 1981,
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
- Hideki Yukawa – Wikipedia
Hideki (né Ogawa) Yukawa ForMemRS FRSE (湯川 秀樹? Yukawa Hideki, 23 January 1907 – 8 September 1981), was a Japanese theoretical physicist and the first Japanese Nobel laureate.
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Hideki Yukawa was born in Tokyo, Japan, on 23rd January, 1907, the third son of Takuji Ogawa, who later became Professor of Geology at Kyoto University.
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Yukawa Hideki , (born January 23, 1907, Tokyo, Japan—died September 8, 1981, Kyōto), Japanese physicist and recipient of the 1949 Nobel Prize for Physics for research on the theory of elementary particles.
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Hideki Yukawa, incentor of the meson theory of nuclear forces, was the fifth of seven children born to Takuji and Koyuki Ogawa. Both parents came from scholarly families of the samurai tradition.
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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.
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Hideki Ogawa (he changed his surname upon marrying Sumi Yukawa) was born on January 23, 1907, in Tokyo. A year thereafter his family moved to Kyoto, where he was raised and attended school.
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Hideki Yukawa was born in Tokyo on Jan. 23, 1907. His father was a professor of geology at Kyoto University, and Yukawa grew up in an academically-oriented household which focused his attention on science from his early years.
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In this 1934 draft manuscript, Japanese physicist Hideki Yukawa predicted the existence of a particle—a meson—with a mass about 200 times that of the electron.