Shahzada (Prince) Dr Qaidjoher Bhaisaheb Ezzuddin, representative of His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, presented the community’s customary shawl to honour Nobel Laureate Professor Takaaki Kajita. (The shawl is a gift bearing the blessings of His Holiness and is given to honour individuals both from within the community and to others from outside of it).
Professor Kajita was awarded the Doctor of Science degree honoris causa recently at Aligarh Muslim University’s 64th annual convocation at which Prince Ezzuddin was the Chief Guest.
The professor was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for physics;
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 recognises Takaaki Kajita in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald in Canada, for their key contributions to the experiments which demonstrated that neutrinos change identities. This metamorphosis requires that neutrinos have mass. The discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe.