The Nobel Prize in Physics 2008
Yoichiro Nambu, Makoto Kobayashi, Toshihide Maskawa
Born: 7 April 1944, Nagoya, Japan
Affiliation at the time of the award: High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba, Japan
Prize motivation: "for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature"
Field: particle physics
Prize share: 1/4