The Nobel Prize in Physics 2008
Yoichiro Nambu, Makoto Kobayashi, Toshihide Maskawa
Born: 7 February 1940, Nagoya, Japan
Affiliation at the time of the award: Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP), Kyoto University, Kyoto, 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