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【Nobel Week, Day 10】 After Interacting with Japanese Schoolchildren in Stockholm, Professor Kajita Attends the Nobel Week Closing Reception (Public Relations Office)

December 15, 2015

Date of activity: December 12, 2015

Today was the final day of the Nobel Week, which started on December 6th. It was a sunny day but would get incredibly cold when the wind blew—typical for weather during this week. In the afternoon, Professor Kajita visited the headquarters of the Nobel Foundation located in central Stockholm to receive the Nobel Medal that he had entrusted to the Foundation the day before.

Afterwards, Professor Kajita visited a supplementary school for Japanese students in Stockholm and talked with the students about neutrinos and the Super-Kamiokande facility. The students had prepared questions that they wanted to ask Professor Kajita, such as “How much does a neutrino weigh?” and “What is your favorite food?” He answered those questions with a smile and enjoyed interacting with the schoolchildren.

In the evening, Professor Kajita and Mrs. Michiko Kajita, together with the other 2015 Nobel Laureates, attended the closing reception held at the Nobel Foundation. With this reception, the Nobel Week and all of its events came to a close.  

Meanwhile, Professor Kajita’s guests left in advance of the professor, departing for Japan, the U.S. and other destinations yesterday and today.

*【Nobel Week】 is a special series of reports given during the Nobel Week.
*You can read articles about the other Nobel Week activites here: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/general/nobel_index.html

  • The building that houses the Nobel Foundation
    The building that houses the Nobel Foundation
  • The Diploma that commends Professor Kajita for winning the Nobel Prize in Physics. The design of the Diploma is different for each Nobel Laureate<br />Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2015 kajita diploma
    The Diploma that commends Professor Kajita for winning the Nobel Prize in Physics. The design of the Diploma is different for each Nobel Laureate
    Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2015 kajita diploma