Toshihide Maskawa (or Masukawa) ( Masukawa Toshihide, born February 7, 1940) is a Japanese theoretical physicist well-known for his work on CP-violation. His article "CP Violation in the Renormalizable Theory of Weak Interaction" written with Makoto Kobayashi is the third most cited high energy physics paper of all time as of 2006. The Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix, which defines the mixing parameters between quarks, was the result of this work.
A native of Aichi Prefecture, Masakawa graduated from Nagoya University in 1962 and received a Ph.D from the same school in 1967.
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