Science Plaza 2003
@Science Plaza 2003, the annual open house event of NTT Basic Research Laboratories, was held on August 22, 2003 at the NTT Atsugi R&D Center. The purpose of Science Plaza 2003 was to introduce the latest research results both inside and outside of NTT Basic Research Laboratories and obtain feedback and opinions through discussions.
@After opening remarks by Dr. Hideaki Takayanagi, Director of NTT Basic Research Laboratories, the symposium session began. The symposium featured three talks, gSilicon Single Electron Devices and Their Applicationh, gNanobioscience - Fusion of a Nerve Function and Nanotechnologyh and gNew Materials Changing Optical Technology - Photonic Crystalh, which were selected from the fields of device physics, materials science, and physical science, respectively. In the afternoon session, Prof. Reiko Kuroda, Professor of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at the University of Tokyo, gave a special lecture entitled gChiromorphologyh, in which she spoke about molecule morphology and the recognition and invention of chirality.
@The Poster Session, featured thirty-one of the latest research developments and provided forum for lively debate among the participants. In addition, major research findings were presented as a movie in the Video Theatre. We also conducted Lab tours. The tours gave participants an opportunity to see the equipment used in NTT Basic Research Laboratories, where are normally not open to the public. After the program was completed, a social gathering was held in the evening in the dining room, where participants could continue their productive discussion.
@Approximately 300 people from the research departments of universities, business organizations, and NTT groups attended Science Plaza 2003, which was an increase from last yearfs event. The symposium was a huge success, and we sincerely thank all those who participated.
Symposium session Laboratory tour