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PTP Highlights

Progress of Theoretical Physics (PTP) has published many important articles since its inception in 1946. The following twelve papers, including articles written by Nobel Laureates, are among the most heavily-cited in history of PTP , and have been greatly influential in the development of physics during the last half century. These papers were selected from the archives of PTP by the Editorial Committee as representing the best works from a variety of fields.

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Noble Prize Awarded Works

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1965
Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Julian Schwinger, Richard P. Feynman

Tomonaga's First Paper among His Nobel Prize Winning Works on Renormalization
On a Relativistically Invariant Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Wave Fields
S. Tomonaga
Prog. Theor. Phys. Vol. 1 (1946) 27

Classical Paper of the Tomonaga-Luttinger Liquid
Remarks on Bloch's Method of Sound Waves applied to Many-Fermion Problems
S. Tomonaga
Prog. Theor. Phys. Vol. 5 (1950) 544

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2008
Yoichiro Nambu, Makoto Kobayashi, Toshihide Maskawa

Proposal of a Novel CP-Violation Mechanism Predicting Six Flavors of Quarks
CP-Violation in the Renormalizable Theory of Weak Interaction
M. Kobayashi and T. Maskawa
Prog. Theor. Phys. Vol. 49 (1973) 652

Discovery of the Strangeness Quantum Number and Proposal of the Nakano-Nishijima-Gell-Mann Rule
Charge Independence for V-particles
T. Nakano and K. Nishijima
Prog. Theor. Phys. Vol. 10 (1953) 581

Pioneering Paper on the Temperature Green Function
A New Approach to Quantum-Statistical Mechanics
T. Matsubara
Prog. Theor. Phys. Vol. 14 (1955) 351

The "Sakata Model": The First Composite Model of Hadrons Possessing Constituents with Three Flavors
On a Composite Model for the New Particles
S. Sakata
Prog. Theor. Phys. Vol. 16 (1956) 686

The First Paper Predicting Neutrino Mixing and Oscillation
Remarks on the Unified Model of Elementary Particles
Z. Maki, M. Nakagawa and S. Sakata
Prog. Theor. Phys. Vol. 28 (1962) 870

The First Paper on the Kondo Effect
Resistance Minimum in Dilute Magnetic Alloys
J. Kondo
Prog. Theor. Phys. Vol. 32 (1964) 37

The Foundations of Linear Stochasticity in Hamiltonian Systems
Transport, Collective Motion, and Brownian Motion
H. Mori
Prog. Theor. Phys. Vol. 33 (1965) 423

Microscopic Theory of Interactions between Composite Particles
Interaction between Clusters and Pauli Principle
S. Saito
Prog. Theor. Phys. Vol. 41 (1969) 705

First Observation of a Charmed Particle
A Possible Decay in Flight of a New Type Particle
K. Niu, E. Mikumo and Y. Maeda
Prog. Theor. Phys. Vol. 46 (1971) 1644

Celebrated Paper on Anderson Localization
Spin-Orbit Interaction and Magnetoresistance in the Two Dimensional Random System
S. Hikami, A. I. Larkin and Y. Nagaoka
Prog. Theor. Phys. Vol. 63 (1980) 707

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