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Ho-Am Science Prize 2016

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The 2016 Hoam Prize for science Winner was Prof. Myungshik Kim (Imperial College London).

Professor Myungshik Kim is a world-leading expert in the research of foundations and applications of quantum mechanics. His work has deepened our understanding of nonclassicalities and non-localities, and he has developed various protocols to control them for applications in information technology including quantum computation, quantum cryptography and quantum sensing. In the early days of his career, he played a pivotal role in testing some of the foundational issues in quantum physics. More recently, while keeping his interest in foundational issues, he has been actively involved in working with experimentalists. (From introduction for 2016 Ho-Am science prize laureate)

- See more at : About Ho-Am Prize, 2016 Laureate for science

Ig Nobel Prizes 2014

The 2013 Ig Nobel Prize Winners for physics were Kiyoshi Mabuchi, Kensei Tanaka, Daichi Uchijima and Rina Sakai[JAPAN], for measuring the amount of friction between a shoe and a banana skin, and between a banana skin and the floor, when a person steps on a banana skin that's on the floor.

REFERENCE: "Frictional Coefficient under Banana Skin," Kiyoshi Mabuchi, Kensei Tanaka, Daichi Uchijima and Rina Sakai, Tribology Online 7, no. 3, 2012, pp. 147-151.

WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Kiyoshi Mabuchi

-See more at : http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/#ig2014

Nobel Prizes 2013


The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was announced on Tuesday 8 October. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider"
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Ig Nobel Prizes 2013

The 2013 Ig Nobel Prize Winners for physics were Alberto Minetti [ITALY, UK, DENMARK, SWITZERLAND], Yuri Ivanenko [ITALY, RUSSIA, FRANCE], Germana Cappellini [ITALY], Nadia Dominici [ITALY, SWITZERLAND], and Francesco Lacquaniti [ITALY], for discovering that some people would be physically capable of running across the surface of a pond — if those people and that pond were on the moon.

REFERENCE: "Humans Running in Place on Water at Simulated Reduced Gravity," Alberto E. Minetti, Yuri P. Ivanenko, Germana Cappellini, Nadia Dominici, Francesco Lacquaniti, PLoS ONE, vol. 7, no. 7, 2012, e37300.
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