Ken'ichi Nomoto was awarded an IAP Medal
August 18, 2010
Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU)
Ken'ichi Nomoto was awarded IAP Medal on July 1st, 2010 from Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France.
This medal is awarded annually to an astrophysicist who made significant contribution in related fields on the occasion of IAP's annual colloquium.
Following very prominent scientists received the medals since the establishing of the award in 2005.
2005 Sandra Faber (UC Santa Cruz)
2006 Andrei Linde (Stanford University)
2007 Roger Blandford (Stanford University)
2008 Charles Steidel (Caltech)
2009 Wallace Sargent (Caltech)
This year's colloquium was held on the themes of exploding stars such as new stars, supernovae, gamma-ray bursts.
Nomoto's theoretical contribution for the supernovae research won the recognition of the medal committee.