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Makoto Kobayashi is a Japanese physicist well-known for his work on CP-violation. His article "CP Violation in the Renormalizable Theory of Weak Interaction"[1] (1973) written with Toshihide Maskawa is the third most cited high energy physics paper of all time as of 2006[2]. The CKM Matrix, which defines the mixing parameters between quarks was the result of this work.

The CKM Ansatz postulates the existence of a third generation of quarks, which was experimentally confirmed four years later by the discovery of the bottom quark.


1. ^ CP Violation in the Renormalizable Theory of Weak Interaction

2. ^ Top Cited Articles of All Time (2006 edition)

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