The selection committee awards the Sakurai Prize to Andrzej Buras "for his exceptional contributions to quark-flavor physics, in particular, developing and carrying out calculations of higher-order QCD effects to electroweak transitions, as well as for drawing phenomenological connections between kaons, D mesons, and B mesons."
Sakurai Prize goes to Germany for the first time
Since its 40-year history, the Sakurai Prize to Andrzej Buras marks the first prize to a scientist from a German research institution. The prize consists of $10,000, an allowance for travel to the meeting of the Society at which the prize is to be awarded, and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. The family and friends of particle physicist J. J. Sakurai endow the prize. It has been awarded annually since 1985.