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The Hitachi Global Foundation

The Hitachi Global Foundation Science and Technology Seminars

Promotion of Academic Research, Science and Technology

With the goal of promoting science and technology, we offer seminars for the general public for an opportunity  to experience cutting-edge research and the latest topics in science and technology. With the goal of promoting science and technology, we offer seminars for the general public for an opportunity  to experience cutting-edge research and the latest topics in science and technology.

Overview

This program offers seminars for the general public to experience the latest topics in science and technology. Starting in 1994, these seminars have been held 17 times thus far, inviting Nobel prize recipients, researchers involved in cutting edge research, and recipients of Kurata Grants, our research grant project, as lecturers.
The seminars, popular themes from a diverse range of fields, including medicine, engineering, life sciences, earth and space sciences, and computer science, are taken up and explained in simple terms with the goal of having people from many generations experience how interesting science is and the value of seeing things through the lens of science.
In our seminars, we always take up hot topics from diverse fields such as medicine, engineering, life sciences, earth and space sciences, and information technology, and explain them in an easy-to-understand manner, with the aim of making people of all ages feel the fun of science and the importance of seeing things through the eyes of science.

Past Seminars

Past Seminars
Year Lecturer
17 2021 Shoji Takeuchi
Professor of Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Department of Mechano-Informatics,University of Tokyo and Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), University of Tokyo
Project Leader, Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology
16 2020 Hidetoshi Katori
Professor,Department of Applied Physics,Graduate School of Engineering,The University of Tokyo
Quantum Metrology Laboratory, Chief Scientist / RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics(RAP),
Extreme Photonics Research Group, Space-Time Engineering Research Team, Team Leader
15 2019 Takashi Tsuji
Team Leader,Laboratory for Organ Regeneration, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology
14 2018 Yoshihiro Suda
Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, and Head, Mobility Innovation Collaborative Research Organization
13 2017 Takaaki Hirotsu
President&CEO, Hirotsu Bio Science Inc.
12 2016 Masaki Ando
Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Tokyo
11 2015 Koshun Yamaoka
Professor, Earthquake and Volcano Research Center, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
10 2015 Tatsuo Motokawa
Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
9 2011 Akira Fujishima
President, Tokyo University of Science
8 2010 Susumu Sakurai
Fellow, Tokyo Institute of Technology Center for the Study of World Civilizations
7 2005 Masatoshi Koshiba
Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics
Gyo Takeda
Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo and Tohoku University
6 1999 Charles Conrad
Commander of Apollo 12
5 1998 Kenichi Fukui
Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
4 1997 Koreo Kinoshita
Professor Emeritus, Gakushuin University
3 1996 Jiro Kondo
President, Science Council of Japan
2 1995 Akira Tonomura
Senior Chief Researcher, Hitachi Center for Exploratory Research
1 1994 Yoshio Nakamura
Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology