[5 offprints, including:] On the Interaction of Mesons with the Electromagnetic Field. I.
by KINOSHITA, Toichiro (b. 1925 ).
[Oxford}:: Progress of Theoretical Physics, 1950., 1950. 5 offprints. Original wrappers. From the collection of Abraham Pais. Very good. INVENTORY: 1. KINOSHITA, Toichiro. On the Interaction of Mesons with the Electromagnetic Field. I. From: Progress of Theoretical Physics, Vol. V, No. 3, pp. 473-488, May-June, 1950. 2. KINOSHITA, Toichiro. Effect of Coulomb Barrier on Meson Production by Nucleon-Nucleus Collisions. Offprint from: The Physical Review, Vol. 94, No. 5, pp. 1331-1334, June 1, 1954. Signed by Pais. 3. KINOSHITA, Toichiro. V Particles and the Gamma Decay of a Neutral Pion. Offprint from: The Physical Review, Vol. 94, No.5, pp. 1384-1385, June 1, 1954. Signed by Pais. 4. KINOSHITA, Toichiro. Families of Spinor Fields. Offprint from: The Physical Review, Vol. 96, No. 1, pp. 199-201, October 1, 1954. Signed by Pais. 5 KINOSHITA, Toichiro; Brodsky, S. J.; Terazawa, Hidezumi. Deep Inelastic Scattering of Electrons on a Photon Target. From: Physical Review Letters, Volume 27, Number 5, pp. 280-283, 2 August 1971. / Kinoshita is a Japanese theoretical physicist. Kinoshita studied physics at the University of Tokyo, where he in 1947 earned his baccalaureate degree and in 1952 attained a doctorate. Afterwards he spent two years as a postdoc at the Institute of Advanced Study and in 1954 at Columbia University. Starting from 1954 he was at Cornell University, 1955 as assistant professor, 1958 as associate professor and starting from 1960 as a full professor (starting from 1992 as Goldwin Smith professor) at Newman Laboratory of Nuclear Studies of Cornell University. In 1962-63 he was a Ford Fellow at CERN. In 1995 he retired from Cornell as professor emeritus. He was a guest professor at the University of Tokyo, at CERN, and at the national laboratory for high-energy physics KEK in Japan. Kinoshita is known for his extensive precision computations of fundamental quantities in quantum electrodynamics. The fundamental quantities involved electroweak theory and corrections related to the Standard Model, such as the anomalous magnetic moments of both the electron and the muon and the spectra of positronium and muonium, which made possible far more exact comparisons between theory and experiment. In 1962 he introduced the Kinoshita-Lee-Nauenberg theorem. In the 1970s he worked on quantum chromodynamics and quarkonium - spectroscopy with Estia Eichten, Kenneth Lane, Kurt Gottfried. In 2001 Kinoshita had to admit there was an error in his computation of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, after experiments at Brookhaven, they discovered a discrepancy in the 9th to-right-of-the-decimal-point position — leading many to believe that experimental evidence had revealed "new physics". However, in Marseille a group examined Kinoshita's calculation in explicit detail and found that the error resulted from a sign error within the computers algebra program used for the original calculation. When the software was debugged, the issue was resolved. In 1973-1974 Kinoshita was a Guggenheim Fellow, he received the Sakurai prize in 1990, and in 1991 became a member of National Academy of Sciences.
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