Takaaki Kajita, Director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, who discovered that neutrinos have mass and won the Nobel Prize in Physics, was told by Hiroo Imura, Chairman of the World Top Level Research Center Program (WPI), Chairman of the Advanced Medical Promotion Foundation. We announced a congratulatory comment.Director Kajita is also a senior researcher at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, which is the base for adopting the WPI program, and Chairman Imura also hoped that Director Kajita would continue to lead the development of science and technology in Japan.
Chairman Imura commented, "This award shows that the base established by the WPI program is a place where front-line researchers gather, and it is very important for us who have promoted this program. After congratulating him, he said, "We will continue to promote this program so that the world's top-level research bases will continue to be established both in name and reality, and will continue to produce wonderful research results, leading Japan's scientific research. I want you to do it. "
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology is intensively supporting the concept of WPI aiming to form a world-class research center centered on high-level researchers, and is promoting the creation of a center that boasts an excellent research environment and high research standards.Approximately 1 billion yen is supported annually for basic research fields, and each center supports "the world's highest level of research", "realization of an international research environment", "reform of research organization", and "integrated area". We are continuing our research activities with the goal of "creation".
The selected bases are the Institute of Transformative Biosciences at the University of Tokyo, the Institute of Transformative Biosciences at Tohoku University, the Center for Materials-Cell Integration Systems at Kyoto University, the Immunology Frontier Research Center at Osaka University, and Materials.・ International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, Kyushu University, International Institute for Carbon Neutral Energy, University of Tsukuba, Institute for Global Life Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Transformative Biomolecules, Nagoya University Laboratory.