[12/14] Science Talk Live 2013 by WPI



The World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) was launched in 2007 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in a drive to build within Japan “globally visible” research centers that boast a very high research standard and outstanding research environment, sufficiently attractive to prompt frontline researchers from around the world to want to work in them. In this event, researchers from WPI institutes will reveal the latest in their cutting-edge researches, and spoke on passion for science. We also offer opportunities for outstanding high school in Miyagi prefecture and USA to share their research through oral presentations.

Science Talk Live 2013 by WPI


December 14 (Sat.) 13:00-18:00


Sendai International Center
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Dr. K. Itami (Director of Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules, Nagoya University)

Dr. A. L. Greer (Principal Investigator of Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, and Professor of University of Cambridge)

Dr. A. Takayama (JSPS postdoctoral fellow, Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University)

Dr. K. Hirose (Director of Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo University of Technology)

Dr. M. Yanagisawa (Director of International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicene, University of Tsukuba)

-Oral presentations by high school students-

Sendai Dai-ichi High School / Sendai Dai-san High School / Furukawa Reimei High School / Eleanor Roosevelt High School High School (from USA)


Open to public (including Junior/High School students)

Admission fee



English (Prof. Greer) and Japanese (other guests)
Simultaneous interpretation (EN/JP and JP/EN) will be provided.

Students will present in English only. (No interpretation)


WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University


Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe(Kavli IPMU) / Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences(iCeMS) / Osaka University Immunology Frontier Research Center(IFReC) / International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics(MANA) / International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research(I2CNER) / International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine(IIIS) / Earth-Life Science Institute(ELSI) / Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules(ITbM)


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