The Inter-University Research Institute Symposium 21 "Let's Meet Researchers! -Inter-University Research Institute Expo-", which introduces the activities of 2015 leading research institutes in Japan, was held on November 2015, 11 at Akiba Square (Akiba Square). It was held at Akihabara UDX 29nd floor).
This sixth symposium is a joint effort of 6 universities that make up the National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU), the National Institute of Natural Sciences (NINS), the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), and the Information and Systems Research Organization (ROIS). This event is jointly held by the user institution, the National Institutes for the Humanities and Aeronautics and Astronautics, Institute of Space Sciences (ISAS), and the National Institutes for Advanced Studies.
Inter-university research institutes are core research centers that meet the needs of the research community nationwide and promote academic research in collaboration with researchers from overseas.Researchers nationwide with large-scale facilities and equipment that are difficult to maintain and maintain at individual universities, intellectual infrastructure such as vast amounts of academic materials and data, and core functions and fields for network-type joint research and new field development. The purpose is to contribute to the development of academic research in Japan by providing it to the university and conducting effective joint research.
At the symposium, researchers will spend about 15 minutes on the fun and latest topics of research, such as "Exploring the Universe with Invisible Lights-The Challenge of the Andean Giant Radio Telescope Alma-" by Professor Seiichi Sakamoto of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, National Institute of Natural Sciences. In addition to the mini-lecture to introduce, Takaaki Kajita, director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics, and the Super-Kamiokande Group exhibited photographs of detectors for neutrino research and models of T2K experiments *. An exhibition booth was set up to introduce the participating organizations.
* T2K is an elementary particle experiment in which the neutrino fired by the J-PARC accelerator in Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture is captured by Super-Kamiokande in Kamioka-cho, Hida City, Gifu Prefecture, 295 km away.