2015 Noble Prize Laureate Says What University You Graduate From Isn't That Important

2015 Noble Prize Laureate Says What University You Graduate From Isn't That Important
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Kajita Takaaki says that his special quality is that he is very optimistic. Although Saitama University, from which he graduated, is not a top university in Japan, he still encourages the students that they can still conduct good research as long as they can find their own interests.

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On December 22, 2015 Nobel Prize laureate in physics, Kajita Takaaki, delivered a speech at National Taiwan University (NTU), sharing his study and research experiences. Kajita encouraged the students to not put too much importance on what universities they graduate from. He says the most important thing is to find their interests and support them with passion. This way people can truly devote themselves to their research.

Taiwan People News reports, Kajita shared his expertise and award-winning research, “Atmospheric Neutrino Studies and Neutrino Oscillation." National Taiwan University’s Department of Physics says that they hope this talk can inspire the students’ interests in science studies as well as increase the exchange of atmospheric neutrino studies between Taiwan and Japan.

Liberty Times reports, Kajita says that his special quality is that he is very optimistic. Although Saitama University, from which he graduated, is not a top university in Japan, he still encourages the students that they can still conduct good research as long as they can find their own interests.

UDN reports, Kajita’s team found that the neutrinos generated in the atmosphere by cosmic rays can conduct conversions through the Super-Kamioka Neutrino Detection Experiment, which confirmed that neutrinos have mass. The finding changed the long-time understanding in the physics field, and it is equal to overthrowing the constitution of the universe.

China Times reports, he also encourages students who are interested in basic research that they don’t have to be concerned about whether or not their expertise is useful or if they connect with the industries. He says that one can learn different skills from every research, and these abilities are the keys for students to become important figures in each industry.

Translated by Vic Chiang
Edited by Olivia Yang

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