Swiss-Japanese Nanoscience Workshop in Tsukuba

– Swiss-Japanese Nanoscience Workshop – Materials Phenomena at Small Scale –

The Swiss-Japanese nanoscience workshop “Materials Phenomena at Small Scale” attracted top researchers from the two countries’ leading institutions in the field. Jointly organized by the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), the project was supported by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Dr. Masakazu Aono and Dr. Louis Schlapbach chaired the meeting in Tsukuba, where speakers presented their latest activities from October 9 until October 11. The event offered extensive opportunities to discuss research results and possibilities for future cooperation, emphasizing collaboration between young scientists. The workshop offered topics related to the frontiers of nanoscience research, such as Low Dimensional Carbon and Other Materials, Quantum Electronics, Nano-Neuro Med Fusion Science, Spintronics and Magnetism, Future Fields, and New Electronic Materials.

The Swiss State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Dr. Mauro Dell’Ambrogio opened the workshop together with NIMS President Dr. Sukekatsu Ushioda. JST President Dr. Michiharu Nakamura was present for the conclusion. From Switzerland, representatives of ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa), the Universities of Basel, Bern, Fribourg and Geneva, and IBM Research Zurich were presenting and exchanging their expertise.

Scientists from IBM Research Zurich, who recently celebrated their own 50th anniversary, presented a microscopic version of the “Swiss and Japanese 150th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relation” logo. For the video showing the logo being created, please follow this link.

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