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Voloshin awarded Sakurai Prize

                                                       

2001 J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics awarded to Mikhail Voloshin, TPI

The prize was awarded to Mikhail Voloshin of TPI, University of Minnesota, together with Nathan Isgur, Jefferson Laboratory and Mark Wise, California Institute of Technology, for the construction of the heavy quark mass expansion and the discovery of the heavy quark symmetry in quantum chromodynamics, which led to a quantitative theory of the decays of c and b flavored hadrons.