In our school, as the part of the activities to motivate students, we listen to speeches by great scientists who are international entrepreneurs. Our students will be able to learn from outstanding lecturers and develop their spirit and scientific knowledge.
Title: Transformative Bio-Molecules ~Molecular Nanocarbons
Lecturer: Professor Kenichiro Itami Director of ITbM, Nagoya University
His research group has developed a number of unique and highly efficient molecular catalysts for C-H coupling, an ideal approach to rapidly increase molecular complexity in organic synthesis.
Title: Artificial photosynthesis from photosynthesis ~ about electrons and compounds
Professor Nobuo Kamiya, Osaka City University
Professor Kamiya and his research group revealed the detailed structure of a protein complex that splits water into oxygen by using sunlight in the photosynthesis reaction. This research finding will help design a highly-efficient artificial photosynthesis device which may be the key to the solution for energy and environmental problems that the globe faces.
Title: Trying to find lives in space
Dr. Norio Kaifu
Director General, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Dr. Kaifu specializes in radio-wave astronomy and infra-red astronomy. He was awarded the Japan Academy Prize for cultivation of millimeter astronomy.
Title: Script of the birth of space ~Inflation and Early universe
Dr. Katsuhiko Sato, senior scientist, Tokyo University
Dr. Sato is working on particle astrophysics and cosmology, in particular gravitational collapse of stellar cores, supernova neutrinos and inflationary models in the early universe.
Title : To be a scientist!
Prof. Toshihide Masukawa
In the 1970’s, with Makoto Kobayashi he developed the Kobayashi-Masukawa theory which predicted the 5th and 6th quarks, the existence of which was not generally believed at the time. But it wasn’t until 2000 that the 6th quark (top quark) was actually discovered.